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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
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+27 12 504 9906
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 days 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 yesterday

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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Special places like this, that conserve the magnificent creatures man has put under pressure, deserve our support...but in supporting them, you’ll have a great day out and learn a lot! Though in camps, this is no zoo and the animals are in beautiful condition and...More

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

The animals that have been entrusted to us are our main priority at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre - we strive to live up to Ann's motto which is "Conservation through Education"

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cheetah centre, but to my surprise got so much more than we bargained for. The info shared and the trip they took us on, was very informative and I enjoyed it even though I initially thought it would be dull and more...More

Thank Delia R
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your kind words. Our guides are very passionate about the animals and love to be able to pass their knowledge on to the guests

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Petro P
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

Thank vwkohlmeyer
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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 strive to live by Ann's motto which is "Conservation through Education"

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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 4 weeks 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 11 June 2018

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

Thank Alan-and_Liz_Yorks
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NikkiS1969, Marketing at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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!!

Thank annalie98
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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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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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