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“Exhilarating!”

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
Ranked #1 of 112 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
Singapore, Singapore
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“Exhilarating!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were around the area at Bill Harrop's and decided to try our luck at the Cheetah centre, and it was worth it. Although we arrived in between two tours, and we're able to wait for the next one, we were able to interact with the alpha male, King Shaka. What a beautiful animal!! So graceful and extremely calm. His neighbour, Charlotte, was getting jealous at the attention.

It was a short and sweet visit and totally worth the trip.

Thank you to the staff at the centre for allowing us to interact with Shaka.

Visited June 2014
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“Enthralling day out”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2014
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North Vancouver, Canada
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“Close up Experience with Cheetahs”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
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johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cheetah Sanctuary”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited March 2014
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