De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre is situated nearby Hartbeespoort Dam at the base of the Magaliesberg of North West Province South Africa. This amazing Centre has become renowned for its efforts in breeding and researching endangered species, particularly their accomplishments in preventing the extinction of cheetahs. De Wildt provides visitors with an unique experience allowing tourists and travelers to get up close to cheetah, wild dog, antelope, brown hyena, vultures and owls. This is an educational adventure you do not want to miss.
Established in 1971 on a 65 hectare farm by conservationist Ann van Dyk, De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre has met with many successes and a few disappointments. Back when the Centre was founded the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) population in southern Africa was estimated at around 700. At this time there had been no achievements in captive breeding of cheetahs. In operation for more than 20 years, De Wildt has been at the forefront of captive breeding of these amazing creatures, pulling them back from the edge of extinction. During this time about 600 cheetah cubs have been born at this facility.