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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

#1 of 116 things to do in Pretoria Features Animals
R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa
+27 12 504 9906
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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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R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa
+27 12 504 9906
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Passionate staff add very much to this very good cause. Not only is this a Sanctuary for destitute animals but they do a great job educating the public through visits to their property but they also reach out to various communities. One would expect to...More

Thank Albertgerber
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour there was amazing!. Cheetahs, vultures, African wild dogs -- all endangered - were house there. Our tour guide was very interesting and we saw and learned about many different animals. Well worth the visit. About 30 minutes outside of Pretoria.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I watch every nature documentary there is, but I still learned so much from my morning spent here. To watch a cheetah run is an incredible experience. Not only to watch the speed but also to hear the sound of their feet hitting the dirt....More

1  Thank DaisyMay56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was well worth it to visit. Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely recommend it.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is a must see for all visitors to the greater Gauteng area. Not only do they have animals there that you don't normally see on other safari's, the animals are very well cared for and well treated. Also, the...More

Thank eileenblignaut2016
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Did the morning tour. Short movie, Cheetah Run and visit of the park. Entertaining and interesting A small shop No real facility to eat You get a coffee on arrival

1  Thank IvanVanAlsenoy
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Highly educational, very friendly staff that were well versed and passionate about the cause. Was an experience to remember and should be on anyone's to do list

Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

It was very special to be able to get so close to these magnificent wild animals. We saw perhaps 20 cheetahs during the 3 hour tour, as well as african wild dogs, spotted hyaena, mongoose, caracal, serval, impala and three types of vulture (egyptian, cape...More

Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A great learning experience to find out about cheetahs and wild dogs and just how endangered they are. Our guide, Leon, was very good. Showing us the wild dogs and cheetahs was great, but you also get to see the vultures, meerkats and other endangered...More

Thank szky
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We took 2 children and 4 adults and it was a wonderful uplifting experience for all of us seeing the beautiful cheetahs and wild dogs and other rescued animals in the reserve they do a fabulous job .and you can stoke a cheetah too.

Thank 820CarolD820
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Entrance fees for adults and children during July please. Have own transport
2 April 2017|
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Response from RebelGP | Reviewed this property |
ZAR 370 per adult ZAR 160 for children
Cagatay H
Is there enough things to do for 2 full days?
18 April 2016|
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Response from al12ki | Reviewed this property |
My recommendation is that Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is an attraction for half a day. 7.30 to 12:00pm; unless you want to do more with the Cheetahs which I am sure they can accommodate a more in depth interaction with the... More
Joshua W
I see that it is best to pre-book their website says to email them inquiring and providing the dates yet I have emailed twice and have not received a response. does anyone know an alternative email address other than the one on their website?
5 November 2015|
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Response from Krystle_W01 | Property representative |
Dear Joshua, We are terribly sorry to hear the above, we are trying to solve the problem from our side. We are not sure what email address you have mailed us from, but according to our reservations desk they have... More