Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

Formally known as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre, the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is a breeding sanctuary for Cheetahs and other endangered wild animals. The privately owned and non-profit organisation was founded in 1971 by conservationist Ann van Dyk and is situated at the foothills of the Magaliesburg, close to Hartbeespoort and only an hours’ drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

The Centre was the first of its kind in the world and has over the years had been a great success. In 1986 it achieved it first major success and received international recognition when the Cheetah was taken off the endangered species list. To date the Sanctuary has bred over 800 Cheetah cubs, which is an astounding achievement considering the Cheetah population was estimated at only 700 when the breeding program was first started.

If you appreciate game reserves and have a special fondness toward cats, then a day trip to the Cheetah Centre is a must! A number of safari tours are offered to the public and all include a short educational video and complimentary tea and coffee. The guided tour not only allows visitors to view the stars of the show, the Cheetahs, but also many other animals at the Cetre including Wild Dogs, Caracal, Serval, Vultures, Impala, Nyala, a Meerkat family, Ben the Nosy Ostrich and the lovely lady Honey Badger – Amapajama.

Bring along your sunscreen, hat and camera and come learn about the story behind these unique animals.

Things to do and see

  • 3 Hour Guided Tour
  • Cheetah Run & 3 Hour Guided Tour
  • Exclusive Cheetah Tour for Two
  • Private 3 Hour Guided Tour
  • Family Cheetah Tour
  • Feeding Round Tour
  • Holiday Programs
  • Curio Shop


Tour Prices are between R230 per person to R4 900 per group

Bookings are essential

Prices are subject to change, please confirm all pricing directly with the Centre

Find Us

From Pretoria, take the R514 west. Turn right onto the M17 after 7 kms, then left on to the R513 after a further 9 km. The entrance to the Cheetah Centre is 13 kms along the R513 on the left.

From Johannesburg head to Pretoria central via the N1, Ben Schoeman Freeway and onto the N14. From Pretoria Central take the R104 west to the R55 turn off at Danville. Follow the R55 to the R514 turn off west.

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