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Cheetah Outreach

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Address: De Beers Avenue | opposite the Somerset Mall, Somerset West, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 (0)21 851 6850
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to...
Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival.Cheetah Outreach is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to the public. We are open from 9h30 to 17h00. You do not need to make a booking to visit the facility. We charge an entry fee of R10 on weekdays and R5 on weekends and public and school holidays. Adult cheetah encounters take place from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00.
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Many people write in their reviews of the Cheetah Outreach that they are shocked at the experience that is offered here, and that its not what they thought it would be. Others say... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Many people write in their reviews of the Cheetah Outreach that they are shocked at the experience that is offered here, and that its not what they thought it would be. Others say its a great experience because they had the once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with a Cheetah. For me, I can understand... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Having last visited 4 years ago, we had not realised the Cheetah Outreach had moved some 2 years ago. When we asked where it had moved to we were told Somerset West somewhere. It would have been good to have been given some sort of map of how to get there, with possibly a 10% off, to visit the now... More 

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Michael C, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Outreach, responded to this review

Dear Val C, Our website, www.cheetah.co.za, contains all related information for visitors including activities available, prices, directions and a map for our new facility at Paardevlei. The raptor centre is not affiliated with Cheetah Outreach and we do not have any entrance pricing agreements with them. Our new facility does not allow us to have cheetahs for viewing near the... More 

Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Perhaps if you book to walk with the Cheetahs it is an amazing experience (I did not know that was possible but I gather from other reviews it is?), but the regular visit to the park is not that exciting. The animals are beautiful, but they only let you near them when they are resting or sleeping, so it's not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We booked in advance to walk Cheetah cubs on Christmas Day! What an experience! They are adorable animals. It was a much longer walk than I thought it would be, we followed the cubs wherever they wanted to go and when they sat or rested we were able to stroke them. Back at the park we were then able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I am writing this in the evening, after visiting in the morning and I am still so besotted by the gorgeous experience with the Cubs! The staff / volunteers are very friendly and helpful and tell you a lot about the cheetahs. They also respond to your questions well! The cubs are so cute and beautiful and it is such... More 

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Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Staff were friendly and it was lovely to hear about the work being done to protect these special animals.

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Cape Town
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

They are doing a good job breeding the animals, but the way the girls speak of the cats is terrible. Everything is over dramatized and not nice. I've been to other places that work with cheetahs and wild cats and never have I seen such an over emphasis on some aspects... If you have not seen better you would like... More 

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The animals are lovely but the staff doesn't do justice to the project. We entered the door and the girl at the counter asked what she can do for us today..?? We then paid the entry fee and the fee to touch an adult cheetah. I then had to ask her where do we go from here (nothing was mentioned... More 

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Michael C, Guest Relations Manager at Cheetah Outreach, responded to this review

Dear Jabre2007 Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the experience you had during your visit. We are disappointed in the performance of our team. Our volunteers that staff the various positions around the facility are taught to provide assistance to all guests in a proactive manner. We have discussed this with them and our expectations for them to... More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We've been recommended this by a friend & even though we only made it there just an hour before closing time, we still had a cheetah encounter & stroking a cheetah (even in an enclosure) is quite something! They also had cubs and other animals. Obviously as they are all wild animals if it's busy one may not able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We attended the center today and had a wonderful experience my wife was over the moon you learn about what the charity is trying to achieve and how endangered these wonderful animals are. Best to arrive outside 12-00 til 2-00 as you will be unable to go into the enclosures with the cubs or adult cheetahs. The staff are excellent... More 

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