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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project and the Centre has during the past 40 years bred over 800 cheetah cubs. Various conservation projects have been initiated since its inception which...more
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R513, Brits, Madibeng 0251, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre a long time ago when it was still at the old premises and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also really enjoyed this trip but seem to remember that at the old premises visitors could walk to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your response, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your tour around the centre - we stopped guests from walking around as unfortunately they do not take the safety talk seriously and want to put their hands through the...More

Reviewed December 23, 2018

We were taken here on a day trip by some friends who live outside Joburg. It was quite a long drive, but we were able to stop at The Cradle of Civilisation (Disappointing!) on the way. We have done open camping Safaris in other African...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Ann is very passionate about educating the public especially our youth about the plight if these amazing animals.

Reviewed December 6, 2018

Going on the feeding run was an amazing experience and the programs to save endangered species such as the cheetah and the African Painted Dog are really well worth supporting. The staff clearly care deeply about the animals which more than makes up for their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your review - our guides are very passionate about educating the public to the plight of these amazing animals. I am so glad that you had good time with us and hope to see you back one day.

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Amazing and educational tour for us and our guests, as a touring company I will recommend to everyone, great photography opportunities as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, education has always been at the top of Ann's list - to be able to teach both young and old about all our amazing animals is top priority for all who work at the centre.

Reviewed November 22, 2018

I visited the Ann Van Dyke Cheetah Center two years ago. It was an amazing experience. If you love seeing animals, especially endangered ones, this is the place to go. The tour guides were lovely and gave lots of information about the animals. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Than you so much for taking the time to send us a review and an even bigger thank you for adopting Jules and Lily - it is only through people like yourself that we can continue to look after these amazing animals.

Reviewed November 14, 2018

The cheetah run was an amazing unforgettable experience. We especially loved the game drive through the wild dog enclosure... just amazing. Thank you!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

The Wild Dogs are absolutely amazing - we cant get enough of the sound that they make

Reviewed November 12, 2018

A good operation and a chance to see endangered species such as cheetahs, wild dogs, servals as well as meercats. Cheetah runs are offered 4 times a week at 8 am that unfortunately are not advertised on the website.

Date of experience: November 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Many thanks for your review - apologies for our website not being correct, we have asked that this be rectified

Reviewed November 6, 2018

I took a group of 2 Canadians & 3 Aussies to the Cheetah Sanctuary, the guests were totally blown away by the Sanctuary. Unfortunately the day we chose was not the 'Cheetah Running' day. (My mistake) Nevertheless, seeing the Cheetahs close up and the various...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

We are so glad that you had a wonderful day with us - our cheetah running days are on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, we hope to see you back at the centre to watch these amazing animals in action.

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great day trip and well maintained. This is most definitely worth the visit and highly recommended. Suitable for the whole family.

Date of experience: June 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to send us a review, we are so glad that you had a great time with us.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

Except for the cheetah run (which is the highlight of the visit), the information about the different animals present at the centre and the visual encounter with the animals at close range makes it an adventure to remember.

Date of experience: April 2018
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Many thanks for your review - we try to make the tours as educational as possible.

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drpampers
October 19, 2018|
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Response from Carrie B | Reviewed this property |
We had a hired driver for the day and took the morning tour. The driver was hired from Menzies by our travel operator and he waited for us while we were on the tour (he, himself,had been on the tour several times and knew... More
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October 12, 2018|
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It is always better to pre-book to avoid dissapointment
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vacationmike1
March 4, 2018|
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Response from NikkiS1969 | Property representative |
The normal tour is is a wonderful experience - You get to see everything that we have at the Centre, as well as get to see the Cheetah and Wild dog being fed.
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