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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa
+27 12 504 9906
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Ranked #1 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing if you like cheetahs. The center is very informative and have a variety of animals to see. The cheetah and wild dog in particular. You can go on a tour and see them up close and watch them get food. Also after a short into video you get the chance to pet a cheetah. Definitely worth... More

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I started my 3-day-trip to Pilanesberg with a visit at the Cheetah centre .. a very good start to wild life And "chapeau" to Ann van Dyk and her team

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We went on a bit of a scenic tour one weekend and Ann van Dyk's cheetah farm was on top of the list of things to do. We came there and really started relaxing. We expected a bit more from the tour we had. Pricing was obviously for tourists. Don't mind paying for an educational tour but just in general.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Watching a cheetah play like a kitten, only running at 60 mph, has been a unique experience. This place is absolutely great. The other animals are stunning, and I am impressed by the work they do with them. Highly recommended.

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was our third visit to the Centre and our second staying at the very beautiful restful Cheetah Lodge. We returned to see our adopted wild dog and had the good fortune to meet Anna Van Dyk without whom this place would not exist. Having met and patted the original ambassador cheetah Byron we met this time Rourke and were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have visited this amazing place twice and each time thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. In addition to cheetahs and the rare king cheetah, they also have other animals, which I have learned so much about eg wild dogs, vultures, badgers, wild cats, hyena and the Anatolian dogs that protect livestock from cheetahs on farms, it is absolutely fascinating. The guided... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I took my son there for on a bonding date and it was really awesome. He even petted the cheetah. the wild dog sanctuary was also really special.

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Agoura Hills, California
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95 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit - it really exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed watching the wild dogs eat as much as the Cheetahs. We were there about 2-3 hours and we enjoyed everything. The visit goes as follows: 1) Watch 3-4 cheetahs take turns chasing a decoy. The cheetahs run about 85km per hour (their top speed is 120km). 2)... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Informative and well organised 3 hour cheetah experience. The drive through the reserve was also interesting, we loved the pack of wild dogs. Definitely worth the visit. Keep an eye out for the half-price Groupons, if you're a family of four like us, it's more than worth it. That said I understand why it's a bit pricey to go there,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

we were so happy to have chosen to visit here, partly because of other reviewers on tripadvisor! Thw staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. Watching the cheetahs run and learn about them up close was a unique and fun experience. Loved meeting Byron and petting him and happy to learn he is the ambassador for the center and tavels to nearby... More

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