The he De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre is is situated in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountain range to the west of Pretoria North.
At this location cheetahs are bred in captivity and later released back into the wild.
On arrival we were provided with an extensive lecture and film on the background and history of the breeding program as well as how Ann van Dyk started the program despite setbacks and permit restrictions.
At the end of the lecture we were taken around the encampments on an open safari vehicle where the cheetahs are kept and could get real close to them, with only a fence between you and the cheetah. The last part of the drive through trip was really exciting as we entered a large camp and the cheetahs were fed. That gave us a lot of very good photo opportunities and see some of them running at high speed.
As an optional extra we could enter a cage in the presence of a cheetah handler and we selected to be photographed with the King Cheetah.
A very good visit - strongly recommended.
To ensure that your timing is correct, I suggest you call before you go. Tel: (012) 504 9906/7/8
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