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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

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Address: R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa
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The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a...

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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Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Fabulous work savinf cheetahs

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... read more

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so incredibly exciting to be so close to the cheetahs! Our guide and her helper were awesome. Very knowledgeable. It was so interesting to see the animals feed and to learn more about them. I'd never even heard of the wild dogs before. My only disappointment is that I had my heart set on petting a cheetah and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always take visitors (particularly from other countries) to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. It is a very special experience to be able to get up close and personal with these precious animals. The children appreciate the educational side of the visit and being able to see other animals too. The friendly and efficient staff try to make the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was delighted to find a huge variety of animals at the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre having only expected Cheetahs. Their coalition of Cheetahs are beautiful, healthy and safe. They even have a King Cheetah! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on all aspects and answered everyone's questions. Extremely good value for money!

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Thank jonathan w
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wanderful place. Animals are well looked after. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely visit Ann van Dyk Cheetah centre again.

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Thank Belinda d
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's called cheetah center but you get to see - really close - and learn a bit, about cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, vultures and some species of antilopes. The tour starts (on some days, better check...) with the cheetah run: right in front of you, starting some 10 meters away, the cheetah chases - full speed - what it thinks... More 

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Bela Bela
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent!!!! A must do.......worth every rand and minute. We did the game drive October 2016 together with our Son, daughter in law and grandchild from Scotland, and a friend from Australia. . We enjoy it so much and took our daughter and son in law December 2016. We will do it for sure one of these days again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went here on our personalized M Milo Tours. It was amazing. There was education about the wildlife throughout the guided visit which included a cheetah run, ride through the center which wild dogs chased the safari vehicle. The importance of vultures and their role in the ecosystem was well done. Suitable for our 78 year old mother.

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Thank Heather A
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The two daily drives are the only way to see the cats and dogs. No other options are available. There is nothing to see at the reception center if the interaction event is not scheduled. So, go if you have a reservation and be on time.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Very informative and a great attraction for bringing visitors to South Africa. We were able to get close to the Cheetah's & Wild Dogs without being too intrusive. The guides are well informed & we felt very safe the entire time.

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