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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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R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa
+27 12 504 9906
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The entire staff is amazing. They make sure that each and every visitor feels welcome and every question asked is answered with the utmost patience

Thank Guest G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Had a lovely and informative visit to the Centre. We visited the Centre with friends and also had the opportunity to see the cheetahs run, wow they were so fast! Did the guided tour into the rest of the Centre and enjoyed seeing the Wild...More

Thank jennekenswart
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The wild dog section of the tour was by far my favourite, driving through with them all chasing the trucks it was a really unique experience. I also enjoyed learning about the vulchers an animal that is often overlooked. The place is guided tour only...More

Thank Joanne M
Lumari1234, Education officer at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Good day Joanne Thank you so much for your great review! I am glad you enjoyed our tour! The wild dogs are amazing and that is normally the highlight for most of our visitors! Thank you also for the good feedback on your guide it...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went for a game drive we even touched a cheetah what a feeling when we had a demonstration inside the hallMore

Thank portiarabatshidi
Lumari1234, Education officer at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Good morning! Thank you so much for your lovely review. Regarding the petting can I ask you please send me a private email regarding this at education@dewildt.co.za. We would like to investigate this internally as we have stopped all petting of cheetahs at the centre....More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Safe and secure parking. The grounds and facilities are well kept. Very friendly and professional staff. All animals are in a very good condition, from the smallest to the biggest. Staff are very knowledgeable about the animals in their care and have a personal relationship...More

Thank Xander B
Lumari1234, Education Officer at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review!!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is by far my favourite place in South Africa! Get to know cheetahs, wild dogs and many other animals and birds such as the vultures.

Thank Juli R
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the center with our kids and their friends. Seeing cheetah up close is amazing and the bonus of wild dog adds real value to the outing. The guides are excellent with a profound knowledge of the animals. It is an unmissable outing for...More

1  Thank Max M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

There are so many things one can say about this place but there are some simple words to describe it. Amazing, stunning, magical, out of this world. The experience was so worth every Rand spent. A person must see the facility not just as a...More

Thank TonyBosman
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We did the exclusive tour for two, not only for the experience but because we wanted to help support the center. We were not disappointed. We saw 3 Cheetahs run with the overall group, met Jules and then stayed behind for a private moment with...More

1  Thank cagolfher
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is an amazing center. We saw a lot of animals and learned a lot. It was avery good introduction to our trip to the Kruger park, where cheetahs are hard to spot. If you want to go to the 'run' in the morning, beware...More

Thank Véronique E
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Marelize S
4 October 2017|
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Response from 483antonv | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from RebelGP | Reviewed this property |
ZAR 370 per adult ZAR 160 for children
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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