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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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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg
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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
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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"
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"hour tour"
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"conservation work"
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"these beautiful creatures"
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"tour starts"
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"animal lovers"
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"photo opportunities"
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"an amazing experience"
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"private tour"
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"well worth the visit"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"south africa"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide was incredible knowledgeable and passionate about her job and the animals at the centre. She had so much extra information that made the tour fascinating. This is definitely an outing recommended for the whole family and for visitors from other countries. Thank you...More

Thank Karen T
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words - all the staff at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre are very passionate about the animals that have been entrusted to us.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great overall experience. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the animals at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre.

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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We have a wide variety of animals at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre that guests can see, with our main focus being the Cheetah and Wild Dogs

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Information is presented on the animals, a demonstration of the cheetah skill and a tour through the encamped area. All very interesting & a must see visit.

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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to send us a review - we strive to live by Ann's motto which is "Conservation through Education"

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite place to visit close to Pretoria, have been there six times now and will go back whilst here this trip. The Cheetahs are wonderful creatures and this centre has done, and is still doing amazing work to help preserve this species of big...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words - we have unfortunately done away with the interaction (stroking) of cheetahs, but you will definitely get to meet one.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a private tour, which was great. This is not a busy attraction, so the standard tour would also be good. A couple of places, (mainly car park to start of path), are a b it bumpy for wheelchairs, but still worth it. It...More

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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind words. The staff at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre are very passionate about their work and the conservation of the amazing animals that have been put in our care.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The staff was very friendly and explained all the different animals. Had a good session. Great to see the Cheetahs from up close. Our highlight was the wild dogs!!

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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The Wild Dogs are absolutely amazing, especially the noise that they make when trying to confuse their prey.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We were at a loose end for a stopover day in Johannesburg and were recomended to visit the ann Van Dyk Cheeter & Wildlife Centre. We were a bit reticent to visit a farm where the animals were in enclosures but came away in raptures...More

Thank Jayelise
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Many thanks for your wonderful feedback, and especially for adopting Monster as your "wild child" - it is only through people like yourselves that we can continue to conserve these amazing animals that have been entrusted to us.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our morning visit to the Centre this past weekend. Sadly the cheetah run was a big disappointment. The guide explained that the cheetah selected for that day is a rather old female. It decided to saunter around a bit but there was no semblance...More

Thank Barbara B
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Many thanks for this information - Unfortunately we only have a select few Cheetahs that do the run and we cannot force any Cheetah run that doesn't want to. I have asked the guides to let me know which Cheetah's ran this past weekend so...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Cheetahs are difficult to see in the wild and this place provides an opportunity to get up close with this athletic animal. We did the cheetah run first before joining the tour around the property. Enjoyed seeing the cheetah in full flight and got some...More

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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Many thanks for your feedback, our main aim at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is the conservation of our beautiful endangered animals especially the Cheetah.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I was very excited about visiting the centre, seeing the animals and learning about the conservation work they do. We left disappointed and grateful we hadn't paid extra to see the cheetah run. Our tour was supposed to start at 1:30pm, but after no guide...More

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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

I am so sorry that you did not have a good tour with us at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. Please could you let me know when you were here, and which guide took you around so that I can get to the bottom...More

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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
4 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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ZAR 370 per adult ZAR 160 for children
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