At the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre we strive to always put our animals interests first and we will not compromise their health or safety in any way. The Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, as a cheetah conservation project. The centre has continued to perform an important role in the preservation and protection of cheetahs and has bred over eight hundred cheetah cubs.
Our conservation aims are:
To continue to play a role in the conservation and preservation of the cheetah and wild dog
To support scientific investigations & research into all aspects of these endangered species
To promote conservation through Education and to raise public awareness (particularly amongst the younger generation), of the pressing need for wildlife preservation
To maintain a genetic pool by means of a scientifically based breeding programme
To work on the long term survival and solutions for cheetah and wild dog
To afford visitors to the Centre the opportunity to view these endangered species
Today the Centre can be proud of the work being done to ensure the survival of acinonyx jubatus – the cheetah, successfully breeding these magnificent animals, including the famous King Cheetah in captivity. The Centre does not receive any government funding, and income generated from tours and the adoption programme is used to subsidise our conservation projects.
Experience the educational tour of the facilities with passionate and qualified guides daily.