Cheetah Conservation & Research Centre

Are you looking for things to do in Harties? How about a relaxing yet exhilarating and educational day out in the wild with your family, friends or even colleagues at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre – De Wildt. 

By supporting us you make an invaluable difference toward saving the cheetah in the wild. “In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum

There are many ways in which you can help make a difference. You can book a tour, adopt a wild child, make a donation, or support our research, education and conservation efforts through a sponsorship.

We look forward to welcoming you soon! Make your reservation today 🙂

Upcoming Events

Your participation in our Cheetah and Wildlife Conservation Projects go far beyond what the public eye sees. To conserve nature we need conservation heroes and the right tools to enable them to keep doing their vital work. The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is a non-profit organisation, we rely on tours, adoptions, sponsorships and donations to fund conservation projects and keep all our wildlife fed, happy and healthy.

January 2022

Sunday 23 January 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
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R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Wednesday 26 January 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Sunday 30 January 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

February 2022

Wednesday 2 February 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Sunday 6 February 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Wednesday 9 February 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Sunday 13 Febraury 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Wednesday 16 February 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Wednesday 23 February 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

March 2022

Wednesday 2 March 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Sunday 6 March 2022
08h00

Cheetah Run & Guided Tour
—–
R450 per adult
R350 per child (7 – 12 years)

Closed Dates

Please note we’ll be closed for a couple of days during the festive season.

Saturday 25 December 2021
CLOSED

Saturday 01 January 2022
CLOSED

About us

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 the survival of cheetahs and other rare and endangered species.

Two hour guided tours are offered daily, and on certain mornings guests have the option to book a cheetah run and guided tour package. The cheetah run offers an opportunity to witness a breath taking high speed cheetah chase. Tours are led by a knowledgeable guide and visitors to the Centre will see a variety of animals including cheetah, King Cheetah, African wild dog, caracal and vultures amongst others.

The Centre prides itself in its contribution to the conservation and survival of the cheetah species through meticulous breeding (ensuring genetic diversity) and the ability to release captive born cheetahs as and when suitable space becomes available. It has also played an important role in the academic arena and eighty research publications have been written and undertaken through the facility.

The future of the Centre remains secure as Ann has handed over the reins to her nephew Eric van Dyk, who continues with her vision and dream.

As a non-profit organisation that receives no government funding, the Centre relies heavily on sponsorship, donations and income generated from tours and the adoption programme, to subsidise our various conservation projects.

Videos

Kibwe & Beshte The Cheetahs

Adoption Packages

You will receive a certificate to acknowledge your adoption as well as a photograph of your wild child via e-mail, this applies to all adoption levels.

Bronze

Adoption package for R200 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
Information booklet

Silver

Adoption package for R600 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Gold

Adoption package for R1200 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x 30-minute walking tour
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Sapphire

Adoption package for R2500 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & 30-minute walking tour for 2 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Platinum

Adoption package for R3600 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & 30-minute walking tour for 4 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Diamond

Adoption package for R4800 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & tour for 2 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Tanzanite

Adoption package for R6000 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & tour for 4 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet