De Wildt Cheetah Centre


Also successfully breeds other endangered species, such as wild dog, brown hyena, riverine rabbit, Suni antelope and blue duiker.


Cheetah Breeding Centre

Tour Duration: 5 Hours

Established in 1971 by Ann and originally known as the De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre, the name was changed in 2010, to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to survival of cheetahs and other rare animals.

Travelling past Lanseria airport and past the Hartebeespoortdam either early in the morning so that we are in time for the Cheetah run OR the 08h00 guided tour. Alternatively, there is also an afternoon tour that we can join. After the guided tour we return to Johannesburg.

Cheetah run and 3 hours guided tour – only at 08h00 (departure time is 06h30 from Johannesburg)

Children need to be 1.2m or taller to be able to attend, should your little one be shorter please see our family tour option.

You will be welcomed by our knowledgeable guides at reception, complimentary tea & coffee is available while you wait for your tour to begin. We start off by proceeding to our Cheetah run area, where we have a pulley system that is approx 100 m long. Our Cheetahs love this as it is a form of enrichment and exercise for them. This is a photographers dream, and truly breathtaking to witness the speeds that these remarkable animals can reach.
A walk down ambassador lane and a short educational video about the Centre and the founder Ann Van Dyk will be up next.
After the video, you will meet our lovely lady Honey Badger – Amapajama, as well as our family of Meerkats. They will all most certainly leave a smile on your face.

We then depart for our tour around the farm where you are able to see and learn about the many different animals we have here, such as, Caracal, Serval, Vultures and some of our plains game that roams around, Impala and Nyala. To top this all you will have the opportunity to go through our Cheetah and Wild Dog drive through camps where you will be able to see them eat.

A KING CHEETAH is also on the list of animals you will have the opportunity of viewing Each of our animals has their own unique story. Let us share them with you.

To end off your tour take a stroll around our curio shop and find some interesting artefacts for you to take with you to remember your time shared with us.

What’s included

  • Tourist Guide fee
  • 3 hour guided tour
  • Vehicle
  • Water on the vehicle
  • Pick up and drop off as arranged

What’s excluded

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Cheetah run
  • Private or exclusive tours

Important information

Departure Time Pre-arranged from Hotel/Guesthouse or Airport

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 14 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 60% if cancelled 21 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 50% if cancelled 28 days or less before departure