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“See the Cheetahs run & hear them purr!”

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
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Ranked #2 of 124 things to do in Pretoria
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Owner description: 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 also inlcudes a successful African wild dog breeding programme. Known in the past as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre the name has recently been changed to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of the cheetahs as well as other rare and endangered species
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We saw the Cheetahs run & chase a lure... WOW, they are really built for speed! Then we watched a short introduction DVD and had a chance to stroke a Cheetah! They purr so loud, you can hear that they are appreciating the attention. Just like my house cats... just much bigger, LOL!

We then went around on a open truck to the open enclosures, we saw the vultures rehab, wild dogs and also some more cheeky Cheetahs... Oh, and one ostrich, 2 goats & a dog :-)

I will definitely return in the very near future!

1  Thank Corlia V
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"amazing animals"
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"an amazing experience"
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"animal lovers"
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"educational experience"
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"photo opportunities"
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

A must visit for every visitor to Johannesburg or Pretoria. The cheetah are wonderfully looked after even though because of lack of funds the use dog food as substitute for horse meat does not sound too appropriate for these wild cats, they definitely do not seem any worse for ware.
A great tribute to a great lady the Cheetah center should be supported and maintained for our children and grand children to appreciate.
Mummy and kids really loved the cheetahs roaming free.

1  Thank Jekoo2
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

My 30th birthday weekend celebrations started off with an amazing feeding tour at the Cheetah Centre. I loved every minute, from feeding, playing with and caressing some of the Cheetahs, my favourite moment was playing with and feeding Achilles - boy can he play soccer well:) We were guided through the park by our awesome tour guide Alan Strachan, he was full of fun and shared amazing stories about his personal experiences with the various cheetahs and of the Cheetah Centre. A day thoroughly enjoyed, and well spent indeed. Thanks Alan and The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. We will definitely be back to visit again.

1  Thank Rosa2807
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Visiting the Cheetah Centre is a very enjoyable experience. We attended the morning session, which starts with the cheetah run - 3 cheetahs chase a "target" being pulled down and up an cleared patch in the bush. There is also opportunity to have your photo taken with a cheetah, which is quite an intimate experience.

2 hour tour starts during which a guide takes you to visit the vultures, wild dogs and cheetahs in their respective camps. The wild dogs and cheetahs are fed during the visit and can be viewed up close and personal.

Even though the entrance fee is a bit pricey, it is really worthwhile and is a contribution to a worthy cause.

2  Thank Jacques S
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

This facility is a must for both tourists and locals. They seem driven on conservation and the tour is a means of them educating the public as well as raising funds for the amazing work they do.

Great value and I plan to return many times in the future.

1  Thank GaryBosman
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