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Big Cats, Tours and Volunteering Opportunities at Cheetah Experience!

Our Mission: Passionate, driven conservation efforts to save endangered species through captive breeding and awareness.

Join us for a close and personal tour, on which you can see and hear some of nature's beautiful animals at smiling distance! Interaction may be possible with certain animals, to be determined on the day, dependent on weather conditions and the mood of the animals.

We are all about wild cats for big cat lovers! If you are looking for a jaw-dropping, hands-on and heart-warming experience, then Cheetah Experience is a must! We are doing our best to conserve endangered species, with special focus on the conservation and breeding of the cheetah. Other species include lions, leopards, servals, caracals and wolves.

In order to provide funding for the veterinary bills and care and feeding of the animals, we have opened the doors of this non-profit organization to you, the public. So why not join us for a tour? Details on the tours can be found below. We look forward to seeing you!


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Volunteer Opportunities Available!

On a Gap year or holiday? Looking for volunteer opportunities with big cats? Want to play a part in saving endangered wild animals in South Africa? Whatever your skills and however much time you have to offer, animal volunteering is a practical, jaw-dropping, and heart-warming experience. Come and spend an unforgettable time volunteering at our conservation center! Click here for more info!

What to Expect on a Tour

Our outdoor tours are about 60–80 minutes long (depending on the size of the group) and are guided by one of our passionate volunteers. After paying your entrance fee at the Curio shop you will receive an informative introduction to the necessary rules and regulations.

Your guide will offer educational information about many species and the threats they face in our modern world. You will also have the opportunity to see and photograph cheetahs, lions, leopards, wolves and meerkats, and may have a chance to interact with some of the smaller cats, depending on many different factors on the day. Ensuring that none of the animals becomes stressed is of prime importance, so interaction with animals cannot be guaranteed. You will, however, get close to many of the animal enclosures on foot, which provides purrfect photo opportunities.


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Tour Times

Adults R120: Tuesday–Friday @ 11am, 12am, 2pm & 3pm
Saturday/Sunday @ 10am, 11am, 12am, 2pm & 3pm

Children under 12: R80 Children are encouraged to join the 10am weekend tours.

* No pre-booking required for groups of less than 10
* Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to a tour
* Wear appropriate and comfortable outdoor clothing, including sturdy footwear
* Please note: Animal interaction may be available but cannot be guaranteed, depending on the weather, your clothing, and other circumstances that cannot be predicted

Cheetah Experience will be open on all public holidays except 25 & 26 December and 1 January.

Photography Tour R400 per person (2 hours) (18+ years old)
This is a great opportunity for photographers who have a passion for big cats to get up close and personal while capturing magnificent moments during your two-hour exclusive guided tour!

Corporate Packages
Corporate packages are available, with facilities for teambuilding and other customizable functions. For more information please contact us at

Make a difference for a day! Day Volunteer R700 a day (18+ years old)
We believe that the smallest of help can make the biggest difference.
You do not need any previous experience or knowledge, only a big heart and love for animals.
* A home-cooked lunch is included

Weekend Volunteer R1200 weekend special (Saturday & Sunday)
* A home-cooked lunch is included on Saturday (volunteers buy lunch on Sunday)
* Excluding accommodation

Weekend Overnight Volunteer R1600 weekend special (Saturday & Sunday 8am–5pm)
* A home-cooked lunch is included on Saturday (volunteers buy lunch on Sunday)
* Accommodation in volunteer's house

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