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Cheetah Experience

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1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 72 905 3457
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Excellence and passion in conservation and awareness!

Went on the Photography Tour, was absolutely amazing to experience the animals up close. The guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jmcgeldenhuys
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Experience the beauty of SA's wild cats!

Had a delightful visit at the wild cat sanctuary where you fall in love with these magestic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
_Stefan_LR_
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Cheetah Experience is a registered non-profit endangered species breeding centre in Bloemfontein, South Africa. ​ Our Mission is to raise awareness of the vulnerability of South African species and other endangered species through educational experiences, as well as ethically breeding cheetahs in captivity. We are home to a number of endangered and threatened species, including cheetahs, leopards, male lions, servals, caracals, African wildcats, wolves, meerkats and a Siberian tiger. Our project takes in rescued animals from the local area, so we also have various animals from time to time, including a goat and antelope. ​ We offer visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to come on an educational tour and learn about our animals, see them up close, take some amazing photos, and learn how you can join us in the fight to protect these precious species. We offer a Volunteer and Internship Program, which has seen over 750 hard-working, dedicated people from 29 countries come and be a special part of the Cheetah Experience Global Volunteer Family, and contribute to conservation in South Africa.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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+27 72 905 3457
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on the Photography Tour, was absolutely amazing to experience the animals up close. The guide was very helpful and had very interesting in-depth knowledge on all the animals. The level of care for the animals is exceptional, and the well-being of the animals always...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delightful visit at the wild cat sanctuary where you fall in love with these magestic creatures.The friendly guides gave a educative tour and we learned more about each unique animal and it's story. You are immersed in the wonder while watching these cats...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a their tour and hereby got the opportunity to see and learn about interesting wild animals we would never have the chance to encounter in our usual urban life but are a great part of our South African Heritage (meercats, tiger, lion, black...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for the photography tour last Saturday and it was really amazing to get so close to the cheetahs, wolfs, lions, wild cats and many more. I would most definitely recommend this photography tour at the Cheetah Experience Thank you Max...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

The Cheetah Experience was fantasic. To get so close to these amazing animals was a joy. the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I can't recommend this more highly.

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

I was here for two weeks in may and it exceeded my expectations! I did volunteering while here which was great way to help out and also spend time with animals. Sitting with cheetahs is such a surreal experience which I will never forget, I...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018

I volunteered here for two weeks and it was an experience I will never forget. I got to spend time with a variety of different wild cats, including African wild cats, caracals, servals, cheetahs and leopards. You get to play, do enrichment and interact with...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Good variety of animal in the wild cat family, as well as two wolves. The information given by the tour guide was very informative and interesting, This is a wonderful outdoor experience!!

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Absolutely amazing! I was there for 3 months and I completely fell in love with the animals and the staff. They gave me a second home and I've never seen animals as happy as at CE. Thank you guys so much for your amazing work...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Great outdoor experience, well trained and friendly professional staff, lovely experience and interaction with animals.

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KMeesha
July 17, 2018|
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Response from CheetahExperience | Property representative |
Hi there, We do have 2 normal domestic cats at the Volunteer House but none at the farm. If you are booked here for volunteering then if you could just please tell Riekie at the email address you have been emailing that... More
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263danieg
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Francois v | Reviewed this property |
Yes we are. The gates open at 09:30 on Sunday's. The 1st tour stards at 10:00 and then again at 11:00, !2:00, 14:00 and 15:00. Hope we see you soon.
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Omar E
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Francois v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amor. Go to Cheetah Experience website. There is a section on volunteering. You can also reade what volunteers say about there experiences. Regards. Francois.
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