Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre - De Wildt
|Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre - De Wildt
|Phone:||+27 (0) 12- 504 9906/7/8
+27 (0) 83 892 0515
|Fax:||+27 (0) 12 504 1556 or 086 575 1479|
The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre - Conservation sanctuary for Cheetahs and other endangered animals situated in Brits, North West
The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, as a cheetah conservation project. The centre has continued to perform an important role in the preservation and protection of cheetahs and has bred over eight hundred cheetah cubs and relocated some two hundred and fifty wild cheetah over the past forty years. Various conservation projects have been initiated at the centre since its inception, including a successful african wild dog conservation program.
Our conservation aims are:
- To continue to play a role in conservation and the preservation of the cheetah and wild dog.
- To support scientific investigations & research into all aspects of these endangered species.
- To promote conservation through Education and to raise public awareness (particularly amongst the younger generation), of the pressing need for wildlife preservation.
- To maintain a genetic pool by means of a scientifically based breeding programme.
- To work on the long term survival and solutions for cheetah and wild dog.
- To afford visitors to the Centre the opportunity to view these endangered species.
Today the Centre can be proud of the work being done to ensure the survival of acinonyx jubatus - the cheetah, successfully breeding these magnificent animals, including the famous King Cheetah in captivity. The Centre does not receive any government funding, and income generated from tours and the adoption programme is used to subsidise our conservation projects.
At the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre we strive to always put our animals' interests first and we will not compromise their health or safety in any way. We therefore no longer offer ambassador interactions / touching to the public.
CHEETAH RUN & 2 HOUR GUIDED TOUR
Available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 08h00
Guests will get to see the following: Cheetah run; Vultures; Caracal; Wild Dogs; Standard Bank Cheetahs
Rates: R450 Adults / Children over 13 years / R350 Children 7 - 12 years
Available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 08h30. Available on Monday to Sunday at 13h30.
Guests will get to see the following: Vultures; Caracal; Sasol dogs; Standard Bank Cheetahs
Rates: R380 Adults / Children over 13 years / R280 Children 7 - 12 years
Walking tour only
R240 - Wednesday only
An exclusive tour for 1 - 8 guests. Available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 08h00. Safari vehicle.
Guests will get to see the following: Cheetah Run; Appearance; Small Cats; Reception camp; Vultures; Wild Dogs; Cheetahs; Ambassadors; Ultra Lane; Monastery; Guests to get a book
Rate: R5 500 per tour
Available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 16h30
Duration - 1 hour
Rate: R320 Adults
Duration - 1 - 1.5 hours
Rate: R450 Adults / Children over 13 years / R225 Children 7 - 12 years
CHEETA is the education division of The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. We believe that education is a vital part of the conservation process, and visits are made to various schools and organisations in different parts of the country. Schools can visit The Ann van Dyk Cheetah centre for informative tours and fun activities.
In 2003 the Centre launched its Outreach Education Programme, using the cheetah as a symbol of survival and sustainability to teach young people how to overcome challenges and to be catalysts in their communities for the preservation of natural resources and the improvement of their own lives. This project has touched the lives of over 100 000 learners since its start. In 2010 CHEETA was registered as a Section 18A Non Profit Organisation and works extensively in underprivileged communities.
CHEETA offers the following programmes: cheetah challenge (Outreach), corporate & school visits, tours at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and school holiday programmes.
On our farm at the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre we have a beautiful area that we call our ‘Ostrich Area’, it boasts a breathtaking views of the Magaliesburg mountain range and is a large bush area with a few Nyala and Impala roaming around. This is the perfect setting for that nature or bush themed event and truly lends itself to African, relaxed décor.
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Please contact the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre directly for enquiries.