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“Enjoyable experience even in rain” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cheetah Outreach

Cheetah Outreach
De Beers Avenue | opposite the Somerset Mall, South Africa
27 (0)21 851 6850
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Ranked #104 of 316 things to do in Cape Town
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Enjoyable experience even in rain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited the facility in April. My 9yr old enjoyed the experience thoroughly although the rain did make the cheetah cubs less settled the usual making the photo ops a bit briefer than I would have liked. I'm an avid scrapbooker so I love my photos but the experience is not one we will forget any time soon. We found the handlers very informed and shared a good deal about the cheetahs and the program. We also enjoyed viewing the meerkats, bat eared foxes and the dogs. Overall this was an enjoyable educational experience that left an impression on myself, my son and my parents. They also had a lovely, no pressure gift shop with very reasonable prices.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth a visit on a rainy day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The concept of the cheetah outreach is a very good idea for this endangered animal. However by getting you to pay more to stroke the cheetah and again when you have your picture taken kind of spoils it. Just make the cost more at the beginning !!! That said the area is small and you will be done in half an hour or so after you see an 8 min video. Staff are all volunteers from other countries and some obviously know their subject matter. They made the stroking of the cheetah out to be a very dangerous activity by first signing the waiver, slowly and quietly approaching the cheetah with its handler etc etc. think this was more for effect otherwise they would not allow the activity in the 1st place!!

Visited August 2013
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“If you do no other animal experience around Cape Town, do this.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Visited on a blustery August day with family not sure what to expect. Came away with amazing memories and photos. Have noted reviews complaining that 'all' you get to do is stroke a Cheetah - let me tell you that I'd happily pay double just for the privilege (for that's what it is) of being in actual contact with such a magnificent creature again. Here is one of nature's most beautiful hunting creatures and it is purring whilst you run your hand through its coat. Doesn't get much better. The people who run the sanctuary are very committed and informative. It's not a very big operation and some of the Internet information is out of date in that it suggests the location is still at a winery but thats a minor issue. Before you promise your children Cheetah cubs - our teenagers weren't - remember they are seasonal and sometimes there won't be any cubs as they are placed elsewhere once they reach a certain age, so it would pay to phone first and find out.

Visited August 2013
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“An Experience I'll Never Forget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Cheetah Outreach rescues endangered Cheetahs from sure death. They are raised from the time that they are cubs. The experience of standing next to one and petting it was amazing. When it purred, I couldn't stop smiling. The gift shop has great things to buy. The best thing is that the money you spend helps keep the Outreach going. Professional Pictures are taken of you petting the Cheetah. They are a wonderful keepsake!

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was fun and educational. We spent time with Joe the cheetah and his handler, and we learned about why cheetahs are endangered and efforts to help protect them. The centre also has other animals in enclosures, and these were interesting to see, and all looked healthy and really well cared for.

One point is that the centre is not easy to find, so best to ask for directions before you set out, as it is worth the trip!

Visited July 2013
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