Carina Staander first became involved with Cheetah Experience in 2013, after popping by to see what had become of her family farm which was originally called Xeros. Carina’s grandfather purchased the land where Cheetah Experience now stands in 1933. He was a dairy farmer and raised his children on the land. Carina’s father also farmed the family land and used to plant crops in the fields where the lion and cheetah camps are now. The curio shop was originally a milking parlour and later converted into a tractor and agricultural repair workshop. Carina grew up on the farm, and spent a lot of time withRead More →

Cheetah Experience would like to say a very special thank you to the friends and family of Simon Alexander. Simon recently passed away and to honor his memory and his love and fascination for animals his family decided to invite his friends/family to donate to Cheetah Experience in Simon’s name. Simon may have left this world in body, but his essence will continue to circulate the Earth. Simon’s family have decided that charitable acts of kindness would be the best way to keep his spirit alive and to honour who he really was. Although Simon had never himself visited Cheetah Experience his lifelong friend GemmaRead More →

Kenneth von Rausch Corporate employment has its moments – good and bad. But it doesn’t permit much opportunity to give – simply and without expectation of something in return. It was June 2008 and my girlfriend, Joanne, and I had just finished a 1 year trip through Africa in a Landrover. To be frank, we felt like walking ATMs. So many human issues. So many outstretched hands and open mouths. So much evidence of charity money going to waste and being abused. So, it was with no small cynicism that I listened to yet another story of a woman who wanted to set up aRead More →