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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

#1 of 117 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 1 week ago

I generally don't do goody goody reviews, am very honest with my feelings, but there is nothing bad that I can say about this place. The love between the handlers and the cheetahs was so real. The early morning run was fun, a person could...More

Thank Liz V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff is extremely knowledgeable on the wide range of cats under their control,but especially on the Cheetahs. The interaction with the cheetahs is something to write home about.

Thank pieters120
Reviewed 10 July 2017

it so unreal to be so close to wild and dangerous animals. it felt like a dream. staff are friendly and knowledgeable. it was value for money and the directions to the place are excellent. the entire atmosphere and the ambiance of the place was...More

Thank indirang2016
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

In spite of our very ornery GPS we managed to find the centre and arrived at about 15h30. The last three-hour tour had left long ago but a nice young lady took us around so the kids could still see some animals. She was also...More

Thank JJBuirski
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Get acquainted with Wild Dogs, Cheetah, Caracal! Wonderful initiative, well worth visiting, to create awareness and interest.

Thank 483antonv
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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

2  Thank Albertgerber
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

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 13 June 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed 22 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
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Response from RebelGP | Reviewed this property |
ZAR 370 per adult ZAR 160 for children
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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
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