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Cheetah Conservation Fund
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Owner description: A unique opportunity to experience conservation in action! CCF is the global leader in cheetah research, conservation and education. Its Centre, 44 kms east of Otjiwarongo, is open to the public all year round (8 am-5pm) except Christmas. CCF works to keep cheetahs in the wild and educate the public. However, it provides sanctuary to injured or orphaned cheetahs, many of which cannot be released back in to the wild. Learn about the cheetah's plight, watch them being fed or exercised at high speeds, meet some of our scientists. Our Model Farm teaches farmers how to co-exist with predators. Visitors can meet some of CCF's Livestock Guarding Dogs and their flocks of sheep and goats. You can also try our home-made goat-milk cheese, ice cream or fudge at the Cheetah Cafe. Limited luxury accommodations and camping are available.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth detouring for”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We were heading to Waterburg Wilderness lodge from Windhoek so it was a bit out of the way to come here but well worth it. kids got to learn about cheetahs. We got there for feeding but also saw them out of the feeding pens out in the fields. Watching them exercise would have been great. We had a picnic there and bought tea from the restaurant. the museum information room was well set up.

Visited June 2013
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cheetahconservation, Public Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
We are so glad you took the time to take that detour and found it worth your while! Please come back and tell your friends to visit too.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
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“Must see!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was my second visit to CCF. Get there early (8:00) for cheetah running where you get to see cheetahs in motion up close and personal. But book in advance for the amazing Bellebeno drive to see cheetah feeding. Plan on a spending a day to learn about saving the cheetah. There is a wonderful museum, a great cafe and gift shop too. This is a must to see all the work that CCF does, from breeding livestock guarding dogs that are given to local farmers to the creamery and bushblok program.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Susan116
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cheetahconservation, Public Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Susan, thank you so much for your informative review, and especially for coming back to see us. We are happy to know that you enjoy visiting Cheetah Conservation Fund. Reviews such as yours are very important to us, as they describe so well what visiting CCF is like. Thank you again, and please, come back many more times.
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Perth, Australia
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“Cheetah Run - a must do”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed overnight at the CCF and the entire time spent there was absolutely amazing. The staff were very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. It was an awesome experience and a privilege to see the Cheetah run so close to us in the morning. The knowledge that was shared and the display / videos completed a wonderful experience. Make sure you bring a camera.

Visited May 2013
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cheetahconservation, Public Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Aine Australia, thank you so much for your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit. The Cheetah Run, as many of our guests tell us, is something they will never forget. We hope you'll come back!
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really a good thing”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Go there ... and you ll learn a lot about cheetahs. Really a good guide who explains everything about these great animals.

Visited June 2013
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cheetahconservation, Public Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Dani, thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us.
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La Q, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A fantastic resource for returning cheetahs to the wild!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We loved this place. There is so much to like here including watching the staff working with the cheetahs, particularly working them out at high speeds. It is incredible to be so close to them while they run at top speed! Take some to me to visit the museum it is such a treasure of knowledge about cheetahs and their heritage.

Visited April 2013
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cheetahconservation, Public Relations Manager at Cheetah Conservation Fund, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Dear JunctionJack, we were so thrilled to read your great review. Thank you so much and please come back, and encourage others to also come visit. Our work is not done if we cannot share it with the world.
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