The Anna van Dyk Cheetah Center

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Center has received world-wide acclaim for the success of its cheetah and wild dog captive-breeding programmes. Unique management techniques developed over the years have resulted in the birth of over 750 cheetah cubs and more than 500 wild dogs, as well as numbers of other rare species such as brown hyaena, suni antelope, red and blue duiker and riverine rabbit.

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Center is a Cites (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) approved breeding centre and collaborates with the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Faculty, the Mammal Research Institute, the Agricultural Research Council and the Department of Environment and Tourism.

Other holding facilities for Cheetah’ captive cheetahs are the De Wildt-Shingwedzi Wildlife Ranch (near Bela Bela), Cheetah Outreach (Cape Town), the National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria) and the Munda Wanga Sanctuary (Lusaka, Zambia). As the first breeder of the rare king cheetah, the Centre has ended decades of speculation that the king was a separate species: it has proved that genetically the king is a true cheetah, but with a variation of coat pattern and colouring.


Validity: January – December 2015

Availabilty: Daily

Tour  1 Person 2 – 4 people 5 people or more  
Cheetah Research Center Tour (07:30 – 11:30) or (12:30 – 17:00) R2350pp R1350pp R900pp Book Now
Tour AVAILABLE Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Cheetah Run AVAILABLE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday mornings only – sold as a package as part of the morning tour

 NB: Tours from Johannesburg Central and Sandton area have a R380 additional transfer fee for 1-7 passengers and other areas of Johannesburg have R 680 per group. For more than 7 passengers there is no additional transfer fee. Prices quoted in South African Rand (ZAR)