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Cheetah Outreach

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De Beers Avenue | opposite the Somerset Mall, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 851 6850
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Full-Day Cheetah Outreach Tour from Cape Town
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Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival.Cheetah Outreach is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to the public. We are open from 9h30 to 17h00. You do not need to make a booking to visit the facility. We charge an entry fee of R10 on weekdays and R5 on weekends and public and school holidays. Adult cheetah encounters take place from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00.
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“wild animals” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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De Beers Avenue | opposite the Somerset Mall, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the outreach on Tuesday this week during our South African holiday and were very impressed with the facility. All the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and my son (who is hoping to study animal management at college next year) really enjoyed the...More

Thank dssrobbo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Special in so many ways but in an ideal World wild animals should be in the wild not caged. I realise that we need these dedicated people to ensure that no more animals become extinct but it would be so much better if we could...More

Thank CookRE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome to see a cheetah close up and personal and to be able to stroke it. It was also good to learn about the outreach breeding programme to help increase numbers. However, not one single cheetah at this ‘sanctuary’ was rescued from the...More

1  Thank fozzie68
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Michael C, Handler at Cheetah Outreach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you were disappointed. A few things about your comments. We do not breed cheetahs at Cheetah Outreach. The reason cheetahs and other predators are in trouble is because of shrinking habit. This lack of space is why we focus on providing methods, the guarding...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great chance to get up close to a cheetah in controlled surroundings. The staff are all very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Not much else to do there really as many of the other animals there are hiding away in their enclosures. A...More

Thank Nicked2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can understand the whole cheetah ambassador thing, but in my opinion being able to touch a cheetah doesn't help with the conservation efforts. This place is really like a small zoo, they have a few cheetahs, some dogs, serval, caracal, jackal, meerkat and a...More

Thank adrians0s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there to see cheetahs & after pmt. were told we could not take photos with our cameras. Cheetah went to sleep in dark tent.Staff insisted only they could take photos which were not good & cost extra. Could not stroke cats. Male staffer started...More

1  Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where can you get to pat the back of a cheetah that is not drugged. No words can describe the feeling if you are a wild life enthusiast. I was absolutely smashed with the experience and there is no way you should miss it.

Thank tanveerraval
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good place to go when you want to see cheetahs up close.And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.Our children loved the outing.

Thank NadinePottie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While we came in wanting to actually pet a cheetah luckily we held off until we could look around. The initiative is amazing and is needed to educate people/farmers in how to get dangerous animals away from them / their livestock without hurting the animal...More

Thank Noah L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The center is really small with a few other animals to see on sight, other than the cheetahs. You could see everything in 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes if you are doing an encounter. Encounters themselves last about 5 minutes. We did the adult...More

1  Thank CaliCanuck3
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EmilyV-Michigan
20 December 2017|
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Response from Belinda A | Reviewed this property |
Although the venue is near the beach I never saw an option like that offered.
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Marcello F
1 November 2017|
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Response from Stephen Y | Reviewed this property |
It's very cheap R10. The experiences cost more.
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lou b
17 October 2017|
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Response from Lulabellec | Reviewed this property |
An encounter takes about 20 minutes, and you can look around the rest in 30 minutes.
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