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“Cheetah and Wild Dog visit.”

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
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$225.32*
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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg
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$158.82*
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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
Ranked #1 of 116 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
Pretoria
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40 reviews
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“Cheetah and Wild Dog visit.”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We all enjoyed the visit to the Cheetah Centre. This is a visit not to be missed. Here we experienced silence and the quietness of the African bushveld. A Cheetah and Wild Dog Feeding Tour was just awesome. It is about a 2 hour drive and you have the the opportunity to see and learn more about these animals. On the drive we also saw Carcal, Serval, African wildcat and vultures. We were also able to see the King Cheetah, an extremely rare cheetah but so special.The Cheetah Run was just just incredible experience to watch. The cheetah runs at a high speed as it is the fastest mammal on land. They reach speeds over 100 km per hour.
Tours run daily at 10:00 and 14:00. It is essential to book in advance as numbers are limited per drive.
Well worth a visit to value the centre which is known for its breeding success of rare and endangered species.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“More cheetahs than you can shake a stick at!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit in April 2014, very informative and there was plenty of animals to see as well as the cheetahs. We sent to the early morning cheetah run and tour which was well worth getting up for.

Visited April 2014
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

I cuddled with a grown up cheetah. It was great and a bit frightening, but amazing! It was also imperssing to see the cheetah run. They also have lots of other animals on the centre, and you will be taken on a drive to see the different parts of the reserve. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Lydenburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Brilliant value for money, with an interesting guide. We loved seeing the wild dog and cheetah, and the projects they are doing to ensure they survive! Excellent!

Visited April 2014
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Pretoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“How many other places can you stroke an adult cheetah?”
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.

Visited July 2013
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