The photo I have of me here says it all, I'm almost in tears. I love this place. It's not flash, pristine and showy, that's not what its about. Some reviews have commented on the cost, all income goes to support the project to maintain and hopefully bolster the cheetah population in South Africa. As we now know after our visit, farmers often loose 30% of their livestock to big cats such as cheetah. The programme educates the farmers and then breeds and places Anatolian Mountain Dogs with the farmers to put with their animals. The rate of loss goes down to 3% and the farmers no longer have any reason to target the big cats. Yes, they have a few animals within enclosures but they are there as "Ambassadors" to promote the programme to farmers and the general public, raising funds to support the dog breeding programme. We met Joe, a wonderful male cheetah about 11 years of age...and what an Ambassador! I'm in love! This place is doing wonderful work and should be supported. Don't expect a flashy zoo, expect an intimate, amazing experience!
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