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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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Address: R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa
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The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a...

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

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An amazing experience

My husband took me here for a surprise, but later he admitted that he was surprised at how much he enjoyed it. You get to learn about the animals and the centre. You get to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband took me here for a surprise, but later he admitted that he was surprised at how much he enjoyed it. You get to learn about the animals and the centre. You get to interact with the animals. The photographic opportunity are plenty, so take your camera. One observation I made was how passionate our guide was about the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place with people with hearts of gold caring for the animals. They best part for me was seeing the wild dogs. first time ever to see them in real life and wasn't expecting it.

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there out of curiosity and decided to do the 3,5 hours tour whilst on a weekend away in Hartbeespoort. I was concerned that it would be too long - but was I surprised! This was the most amazing experience, full of learnings and interactions with cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, vultures etc led by two knowledgeable guides and their assistants.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me, my wife and one of my sons visited here earlier this week. I simply cannot recommend it highly enough, it was an utterly fantastic experience. We started the morning after a briefing, watching the Cheetahs run. Our positioning was spot on as the Cheetahs seemed to do their handbrake stop right infront of us. It is a great thing... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing to see how the volunteers take care of those amazing animals, without forcing them to do anything they don't want to do and it was very interesting to listen about the work they do and the education they provide to the younger generations in schools. It was absolutely impressive to see those fast cats running because they... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The center does amazing work rescuing animals and removing animals from farms before killing live stock. They provide you with the opportunity to learn and to come close to the most amazing animals (Cheetah, Wild dogs, Hyenas and many more). The Cheetah run is by far the highlight and a huge must!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible experience. A real opportunity to interact with these beautiful animals and understand the incredible conservation work that is taking place. The wild dogs are also amazing to see and while it is not the same as seeing them in the wild you do get to understand a lot more about them and see them feeding.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

what an great experience and a very worthwhile visit for locals and overseas visitors. Amazed at the good work that is being done and the staff's passion and dedication to the work that they do.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I loved this place, lots of Cheetahs & wild dogs. It's a sanctuary not a game reserve so it's to look after the animals. Very educational place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Quite near to Hartebeespoort and definitely worth a visit. A group of us (most in from UK & Ireland for work) took a few hours off and visited AvD Cheetah centre doing the Ambassador experience. The tour highlights the great work done for conservation and you get to see the animals up close. Got to meet and touch Shaka the... More 

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