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Cheetah Experience

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Address: 1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein, South Africa
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+27 72 905 3457

We are all about wild cats for big cat lovers. If you are looking for a jaw...

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. Here we conserve endangered species, with a special focus on the conservation and breeding of the cheetah. Other species include lions, leopards, servals, caracals and wolves.Tour times are as follows:Tuesday - Sunday: 11am, 12pm,2pm, 3pmModay: ClosedWe do tours for children (under 12) on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am.

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A personal bond with those wonderful animals

Living a couple of weeks together with cheetahs, leopards, lions, servals, etc. will definitely change your way of viewing these unique creatures: you will learn that respect and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francis M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Living a couple of weeks together with cheetahs, leopards, lions, servals, etc. will definitely change your way of viewing these unique creatures: you will learn that respect and admiration are the keywords. And as a volunteer at Cheetah Experience, you can live every day this unique feeling. And for the visitors to Cheetah Experience, you will feel the passion of... More 

Thank Francis M
Pfullingen, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from my second stay as a volunteer at Cheetah Experience. Cheetah Experience offers an international volunteer program, allowing volunteers from all over the world to live and work on site for as short as two weeks up to multiple months. As a volunteer, from the first day on you will work hands-on with a lot of... More 

Thank Thomas0678
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

During our S. Africa visit to the various wine regions, we stopped here to donate some $$ to help with the preservation of the wild cats as well as being fortunate to get a few closely supervised pets in. Cheetah fur is surprisingly course while caracol (bad spelling) fur is sooo soft. This rescue should charge much more for the... More 

Thank neverenoughtime1
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I recently just came back from volunteering at Cheetah Experience for a month. It was one of the best month's of my life. Not only do you get hands on up close with a lot of the animals, you see how much they are loved and how well they are treated and looked after by the permanent staff who work... More 

1 Thank soho-70
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Getting there is almost a safari in its own right - the roads are quite rough. We went on the 80ZAR tour (£6), the more expensive tour simply adds extensive petting time. First stop (after the alien tiger) was a 'wild cat' that looked like a domestic moggy so we thought we'd been sold a pup, but we did then... More 

Thank Simon C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We spend a full day as part of the "volunteer day" experience in February 2017. It was amazing! All animals were subject to great cares including tidy areas. We could enter most cages and interact with them, which included the cheetah, but also the serval cats, the leopard cubs, the wolves and caracals! The volunteers were friendly and available during... More 

Thank Florian020
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Ones the animals get to now you, they come by there own choice to great you every day. You get to learn there personalities. Love the "animal time" between the daily work.

Thank Francois v
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

They weren't very welcoming. One of the cages didn't look like it was appropriate for the animal. It was really small

Thank samuke1209
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We were on the 3pm tour. This had its good and bad points. The animals were all out and about despite the rain that had occurred earlier in the afternoon and the fact that it started again while we were mid way through. They were ready for dinner and so (coupled with the rain) made them a little aggitated. This... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cheetah Experience is definitely a place you should visit. My daughter and I had the pleasure of going into the enclosure with two of the cheetahs and despite not being able to touch them, we were just mesmerized at being just a few steps from them and seeing them so up close and in their personal space. The rest of... More 

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