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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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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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  • Average3%
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R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa
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+27 12 504 9906
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"wild dogs"
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"honey badger"
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"endangered species"
in 12 reviews
"hour tour"
in 10 reviews
"conservation work"
in 9 reviews
"these beautiful creatures"
in 6 reviews
"tour starts"
in 5 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 7 reviews
"private tour"
in 9 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 9 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 13 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 6 reviews
"south africa"
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"the reserve"
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"vultures"
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"ambassador"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very educational and a first for touching cheetahs. Must admit that it was a bit unnerving. The wild dog enclosure was also spectacular!

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Greatly setup center to support the animal and bird species threatened with extension. Cheetahs, wild dogs and west cape vultures, in particular.

Thank Dirk v
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took the private tour of the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Sanctuary. It was a wonderful experience. I definitely felt that the private tour was worth the extra money. They have stopped doing the ambassador experience where guests pet the cheetah which I totally agree...More

Thank vhuang
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the Centre quite often and will always recommend the visit to all our friends visiting the country. Every time we go we learn something new. Besides supporting the tremendous work done at the Centre it is probably the nicest days outing...More

Thank Dietmar K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The very well-informed staff and close contact with all the interesting animals make a visit to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre so memorable. Really worth the money. A fantastic outing for a Saturday.

Thank Alta V
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for for leaving a review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time with us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The center does such a amazing job with the animals with the limited funds available. The staff are clearly passionate about their work and the animals are well cared for

Thank Elmarie S
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our staff are very dedicated to the animals that have been entrusted to us - we make a limited budget spread very far

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to view the animals and especially cheetahs. You can also interact with them and take photos.

Thank lizellen2017
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review - we love to be able to show guests our wonderful animals!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the family tour which was just long enough for the time we had available. We enjoyed the nearness of the cheetahs and the wild dogs although they were behind fences.The animals are very well kept and we enjoyed the information our guide...More

Thank Renate V
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Morning - many thanks for your review. Yes, our family tour unfortunately does not go into the enclosures like a normal tour does - this is for the safety of the children. We are glad that you had an enjoyable day with us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beverly our tour guide was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about all the animals and gave us much insight into the lives of the animals in the bush. This centre does wonderful work towards saving the cheetah species. Well worth your time.

Thank Susieqnurse
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words - Betz, as well as all of our staff are very passionate about educating people about these wonderful animals that have been entrusted to us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get to experience hands on interaction. this is really a once in a lifetime experience in South Africa. These people do a lot for Cheetah Research and trying to save the species.

Thank bChAnTeLLeb
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to send us a review - we believe that education is of the utmost importance to the survival of all our wonderful animals

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vacationmike1
4 March 2018|
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Response from NikkiS1969 | Property representative |
The normal tour is is a wonderful experience - You get to see everything that we have at the Centre, as well as get to see the Cheetah and Wild dog being fed.
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Marelize S
3 October 2017|
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The general visiting area is wheel chair friendly. You may(!) find some difficulties when doing the drive around the park, which is worthwhile by the way.
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2 April 2017|
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ZAR 370 per adult ZAR 160 for children
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