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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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Pieter B wrote a review Nov 2020
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
This is definitely a must-do. The cheetah run started at around 8 am and it was something to behold. It is crazy how much ground a Cheetah can cover in 13 seconds. The best part however came after the second run. Lily was not very keen on leaving and was being really stubborn. Kind of like a dog who does not want to get in a bath. This really was something to behold as not even all the treats in the world could get her to want to leave. She just wanted to run again. So she did. This time she was satisfied and agreed to return to her enclosure after a few more delicious treats. From here we went on the guided tour through the enclosures. We saw an old caracal who was not interested in us "I am too old for this now". From here we went on to the vulture enclosures and from there to the Spotted Hyenas. After a drive through what I consider a beautiful farm, we arrived at the wild dog enclosure. What a treat as well. When they saw us approach, they behaved like domestic dogs whose owner had just returned home. They were communicating and happy and running around. I really could have spent the whole day observing them. From there it was another drive through the beautiful farm to the Cheetah enclosure where 3 male Cheetahs are kept. This something you cannot really see in the wild. They were eating, playing, and fighting right next to our vehicle until all the food was done. After that, they returned to their shady spot somewhere at the back of their enclosure. Our guide was really entertaining and informative and got a couple of laughs from us. Our tour finished at around 10.30 am and we left we a smile and joy in our hearts.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Responded Dec 9, 2020
Thank you so much for this review, the wild dogs really are amazing animals
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Departure18240911928 wrote a review Aug 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We had a very informative and fascinating tour. Kenny, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable. A visit is highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Thank you for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us.
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Stephen C wrote a review Mar 2020
24 contributions6 helpful votes
We visited the Cheetah Sanctuary for an afternoon tour and came away with very high regard for the place. The open top jeep gave great views of the cheetahs and also wild dogs, caracal and other animals. Our guides were really informative and passionate about the animals. On the day we were there we were the only visitors as the coronavirus crisis was beginning to bite - we hope that this place does not suffer too hard financially and we strongly suggest visiting this place when things get back to normal - not only for personal enjoyment but to support financially such a great organisation.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Thank you so much for for your review. We are definitely battling during this lock down as we rely solely on our tours for the day to day running and feeding of our animals. We hope to see you back at the Centre on day soon.
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201brucee wrote a review Mar 2020
Brits, South Africa11 contributions2 helpful votes
Great to see years of dedication being multiplied in a project that is transforming the African cause of conservation
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Responded Mar 8, 2020
We always continue to learn and do research where are animals are concerned.
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lubger wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York388 contributions130 helpful votes
A facility with little "tinsel" and a lot of content: this is a truly historical venue dedicated to conservation of cheetahs and other wildlife. The highlight of the visit was the "Cheetah run": you can observe cheetah "ambassadors" chasing a mech lure at great speeds right in front of your eyes in an open enclosure. The motorized guided tour was also very educational. You go from one large open enclosure to another, visiting cheetahs, wild dogs and other predators and watch them literally at arm's length (being lured close by food, of course). Be mentally prepared for the wild dogs encounter: their stench is overbearing! The guides are all extremely knowledgeable and can answer literally any question you hurl at them.
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Response from NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Thank you so much for your review - the Cheetah Run really is an amazing sight to see, and yes, the wild dogs have a very unique smell to them. We hope to see you back at The Centre again soon.
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