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“Enthralling day out”

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Tour from Johannesburg...
Ranked #2 of 126 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 June 8, 2014

From the moment we arrived at the venue, which was clean and orderly, until we left, we shared the most wonderful day out. The staff were exceedingly knowledgeable and enthusiastically imparted information, we were captivated!

The drive through the enclosures had us turning our heads in so many directions, it was like being at the Wimbledon tennis championships following the ball!

We will most definitely be returning and would encourage everyone to enhance their holiday/day out by making a visit.

1  Thank Maryann H
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

An amazing centre for African Wild Dogs, Large birds such as vultures and cheetahs up close a personal. Imagine being able to stroke a large cheetah and feel the deep, deep purr in a carefully controlled situation, as well as watching a group of young cheetahs being fed. It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget.

1  Thank sn0wsh0e1
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Absolutely loved the Cheetah Centre, would like to go back and do the "bigger" tour, very informative and amazing creatures to observe.

3  Thank jackiebutt
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Really great experience, especially the interaction with the cheetahs. The tour of the compound was very well narriated with a personable guide who was very informative. The only difficulty I had was the "cheetah's fault." It is almost impossible to get a decent picture of the cheetahs running - they are sooo fast. Also, combine your visit with an overnight stay at the their Cheetah Lodge - a wonderful experience

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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.

1  Thank BellaPretoria
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