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Have you always wanted to see some amazing big cat species up close?

Then come on a tour at Cheetah Experience!

During your visit, you'll learn all about our animals, take some amazing photos, and learn how we can work together to protect these precious species.  

We are home to a number of endangered and threatened species, including cheetahs, leopards, male lions, servals, caracals, African wildcats, wolves, meerkats and a Siberian tiger. Our project takes in rescued animals from the local area, so we also have various animals from time to time, including a goat and antelope.

Although we do not offer any interaction with our animals you should get the opportunity to be close enough to hear a cheetah purr and see the stunning markings of our elusive black leopards. On some tours our African lions and Canadian wolves roar and howl together in chorus! It has to be experienced to be believed!

For more information on our Volunteer for a Day program, Internship or other Volunteer programs, 

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Our Awards:

=== Lilizela Tourism Award - Visitor Experience, Provincial Winner - 2015 - 2016 ===

=== Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2013 - 2017 ===

Why do we offer tours?

 

At Cheetah Experience, our mission is to raise awareness of the vulnerability of South African species and other endangered species through the educational experiences we offer to visitors. By offering guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about how they can protect these species whilst being within metres of them, we believe that this experience will drive people to want to learn more about conservation, and teach others in their community about protecting these threatened and endangered species. 

Being a non-profit organisation, an important part of our funding comes from the money raised from visitors coming on tour and making a donation.

 

All of the money raised through our tours go towards sourcing the best possible food for our animals, purchase enrichment items for our animals, cover veterinary expenses and build and improve our animal’s enclosures to provide them with the best possible care.

There are a number of tours and activities we offer to visitors,

scroll down for more information on our tours and how to book a visit!

Educational Tour

Join us for a 60-90 minute educational experience where you will be shown around our project by one of our experienced tour guides, learn about all our animals, and have the opportunity to take plenty of special photos you can share with your friends and family.

 

Tour Times

Monday: Closed (Except public holidays and School holidays)

Tuesday - Friday: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Saturday – Sunday: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Closed: 25th Dec, 26th Dec, 1st Jan

 

Tour Prices

Adults (Unrestricted): R140 per person

Pensioners: R100 per person

Children under 12 years (Restricted): R100 per child

Children under 2 years – free

No pre-booking required for groups of less than 10 people. Ensure you arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start times.

Please wear appropriate and comfortable outdoor clothing. At the Cheetah Experience Curio shop, you will be able to purchase gifts, souvenirs, drinks and snacks. 

Tour restrictions: Our animals very much respond to the height of people on tour and depending on the location and behaviour of some of our animals, we may have to restrict access to certain areas of our project for certain people while on tour. During your tour, you may enter an area where there are free roaming animals. Height restrictions will apply to this part of the tour. Children and adults under a certain height (approx. 5 foot) will be required to take our “Restricted Tour”. This is for the safety of you as well as the animals.

 

Photography Tours

This is a great opportunity for photographers who have a passion for big cats to observe some of our animals up close, and capture special moments during your two-hour exclusive guided tour! Wear appropriate and comfortable outdoor clothing, including sturdy footwear.

*Tour Times

Monday: Closed (Except public holidays and School holidays)

Tuesday - Friday: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Saturday – Sunday: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Closed: 25th Dec, 26th Dec, 1st Jan

 

*Because this is a specialised tour, we do our best to accomodate visitors that can only arrive at times outside of the scheduled tour times listed above. When you book your photography tour, please include any of these requests in your form. 

Tour Price

 

R500 per person (2 hours) (18+ years old) – pre-booking required 

Have you ever wanted to get hands-on experience working with some of our amazing species? Then take a look at our Volunteer for a Day program!

 
Educational School Tours

 

A specialised tour for pupils from Gr R to Gr 12.

Pre-book groups bigger than 20 and get a private educational tour at a reduced rate.

 

Tours can be adapted to suit the needs of different ages, group sizes and learning objectives.

 

Pre-booking is required.

 

For more information or to book, please email events@cheetahexperience.com

 
Functions & Events

Corporate packages are available, with facilities for teambuilding and other customizable functions.

 

We are always looking for groups of people, whether you are a corporate group, student group, sporting team or music group looking for a team building activity with a difference.

 

Previous groups have assisted us with many different projects to help benefit the animals and had a great time while they were doing it.

 

For more information or to book, please contact us at events@cheetahexperience.com

 

+27 72 905 3457

1 Maluti Avenue, Bloemfontein 9301

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