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“How many other places can you stroke an adult cheetah?”

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
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$213.50*
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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg
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$150.48*
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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
Ranked #1 of 120 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 April 15, 2014

It is a while since I was last at the centre, but it will be seeing my family and I again within the next two weeks. This time I want to try and photograph a cheetah running during the display!

It is a great opportunity to see many other animals that are normally hard to see in a nature reserve.

1  Thank Brendan H
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We attended the sanctuary on Saturday 22nd march, it was a very informative afternoon and my highlight was touching Zorro the Cheetah. A must for all to see and experience!

Thank DeWaals
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

This centre is so well run, educational and very well set out. All guides so knowledgable and interesting to listen to. Stroking a wild cheetah amazing, these animals are beautiful and need looking after for future generations. Other interesting animals there like the wild dog really pretty but not welcomed by farmers so they are being kept here to keep breed alive.
Seeing cheetahs move is breathtaking, please go and support.

1  Thank Sheil16
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

This facility is impressive. There are lots of animals- even honey badgers and African wild dogs! The game ride is very informative. There are a lot of cheetahs- even "King cheetahs" who have a distinctive pelt and were thought to be a different species. Getting to pet a cheetah was fun even though I colud see that he didn't enjoy it as much as we did.

1  Thank Nrskdd
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Also known as The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre - De Wildt, we arrived early morning to view the Cheetah Run, which was a fantastic introduction to the centre.... the amazing speed these elegant beautiful creatures can run is breath-taking. Great value for money, with an overview of the history of the centre, the valuable conservation work they conduct and a very informative game drive as well as personal interaction with one of the Ambassador cheetahs. The centre was established in 1971, solved the genetics of the King Cheetah and has achieved outstanding success with their cheetah, African wild dog and vulture breeding programmes. The entire set-up is very well organised and the all the grounds are beautifully maintained with good enrichment for all the animals in their care. We spent the entire morning here and certainly enjoyed all the staff's enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication. Many thanks to Lucas, Lisa and Alfred for a superb time. Definitely a highliight for anyone's trip - highly recommended - do support this worthwhile cause!

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