The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is situated in the vicinity of the Hartbeespoort dam, merely an hours’ drive from Johannesburg and forty five minutes from Pretoria. Founded in 1971, in the past known as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre it has recently been changed to The Anne Van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of the cheetah species. It has over the years achieved major successes and breakthroughs in the breeding and conservation of cheetah, African wild dog and various other rare and endangered species.
Home to a variety of animal species, visitors have the opportunity to see wild animals such as; cheetah, African wild dog, caracal, African wild cat, brown hyena, vultures and various antelope species. Led by a knowledgeable guide guests are taken on an informative tour in an open game drive vehicle. There is also an opportunity to watch a high speed cheetah run as we exercise some of our animals on certain mornings of the week.
The future of this charismatic cat hangs in the balance and the mission of the Centre is to 'ensure the long term survival of the cheetah, African wild dog and other wild animals in general’ and this is done through breeding, research and various conservation projects.
There are a variety of activities which include; a cheetah run and guided tours, family tours, private tours and fully exclusive tours.
This wildlife adventure provides you with the rich environmental education in South Africa. Learn about nature conservation and be a part of the difference with yet another one of our day tours in South Africa.