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Daniell Cheetah Project

#1 of 1 things to do in Kirkwood Features Animals
R75, Kirkwood, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
+27 42 232 0539
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Good interaction with the big cats, well worth the visit

The place is run by people who are serious about conservation. Adults can stroke the cheetahs and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well worth a visit

Professional and knowledgeable tour guide and personal attention from staff. Up close and personal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirkwood, South Africa
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Daniell Cheetah Project offers you the unique opportunity to experience cheetahs from several age groups up close while they are relaxing, playing or being fed.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“wild cats” (8 reviews)
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R75, Kirkwood, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
+27 42 232 0539
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is run by people who are serious about conservation. Adults can stroke the cheetahs and generally you get to see all the big cats up quite close, as well as a pair of entertaining hyena! Small children need to be kept quiet by...More

Thank R5581XBjenniferw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Professional and knowledgeable tour guide and personal attention from staff. Up close and personal interaction with animals make this attraction a must see!

Thank Laidbacktraveller78
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went to the Daniell Cheetah project on our tour from Addo. For 80 ZAR, it was gorgeous to be guided around for 1h and see many wild cats (lions, servals, caracals, leopards,...) and especially the cheetahs. We had the chance to touch the cheetah...More

Thank siehstewoll
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

What a nice place. Was an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with our endangered species. Just make sure when you go leave the little ones at home, pack your sunscreen or a hat because it is unbelievably hot there!!

Thank DiamandiCD
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We spent a couple of hours here. The GPS doesnt show up the place well and we reached almost beyond the visiting hours after going around the place for a while. Thankfully they accommodated us - and we had a great time. It was quite...More

Thank anshuman_goswamy
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We spent about an hour here. Admittedly we did not eat anything (although the other people's for looked good) The guided tour by Marinus was very interesting and he was happy to take his time and answer all our questions. The animals all looked healthy...More

Thank Tony v
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour here, we were given a close insight into this very worthwhile cheetah sanctuary by a very informative guide, they are doing a fantastic job with the animals here. We were even allowed into one of the enclosures to stroke a male...More

Thank Kath T
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice. Nice animals in a good environment. Not a zoo but a good breeding project. Many animals and a good restaurant.

Thank Paashaas25
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I read several of the negative reviews before visiting, so arrived very skeptical. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained a number of other animals in enclosures were also on the property, either as rescues, or working with another big cat conservancy program. I was...More

1  Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped off at Daniell Cheetah project on our way home on the 6th Jan! The tours are a hour long and very informative, the guides are friendly and know a great deal about the animals! A definite must if you're a cat lover, my...More

Thank Marcab82
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19 February 2015|
Response from AlexBig | Property representative |
Hello Bill, Thank you for your question. Yes, of course children are most welcome at the project. We do ask parents to bear in mind that children's safety and the cats' wellbeing are our highest priorities. We are keen for... More