We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cheetah Experience

Features Animals
1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 72 905 3457
Review Highlights
The most amazing experience

During our tour of South Africa, we decided to spend a day volunteering here and I am so glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie G
An outstanding experience delivered with passion and conservation.

The project is a big cat breeding programme with focus on the cheetah, but also caracal, serval and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicola J
Durban, South Africa
Read all 217 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Cheetah Experience is a registered non-profit endangered species breeding centre in Bloemfontein, South Africa. ​ Our Mission is to raise awareness of the vulnerability of South African species and other endangered species through educational experiences, as well as ethically breeding cheetahs in captivity. 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. ​ We offer visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to come on an educational tour and learn about our animals, see them up close, take some amazing photos, and learn how you can join us in the fight to protect these precious species. We offer a Volunteer and Internship Program, which has seen over 750 hard-working, dedicated people from 29 countries come and be a special part of the Cheetah Experience Global Volunteer Family, and contribute to conservation in South Africa.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild cats” (12 reviews)
“big cat” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 72 905 3457
Write a Review
Reviews (217)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

During our tour of South Africa, we decided to spend a day volunteering here and I am so glad we did. Getting so close to these amazing animals was surreal. I particularly wanted to see the wolves and was overjoyed when Shakira (the Alpha) accepted...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The project is a big cat breeding programme with focus on the cheetah, but also caracal, serval and leopard. As a non-profit organisation, it relies on donations and visitor numbers to achieve its aims.

Thank Nicola J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlight of our stay in Bloemfontein. Beautiful animals, very well looked after by caring and passionate staff. Highly recommend their tour. Great experience for children and adults alike!

Thank mhiam2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of a bumpy gravel road, you can hear the roaring of the adult male Lions, and the howling of the 2 Canadian Wolf sisters. The birds are chirping away in the trees as a wave of serenity washes over you. For a...More

Thank Emma F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing to see different animals from different countries communicating with each other - Francois and Ben are very passionate guides and they do excellent work

Thank Ulrich M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The animals are cared for really well and all seem happy. The lion put on a show for us which was awesome! Great value for money and staff all know what they’re doing! Thank you! Definitely recommend this place!

Thank megsdreyer
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful family moment learning more about the felines. Great job helping preserve the animals! Overall a great experience.

Thank Nuno T
CheetahExperience, Manager at Cheetah Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for the support

Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you love animals, nature and you are concerned with endangered species this is your place! You can come as a volunteer and I assure you will never forget it but you can come as a tourist and you will enjoy your tour also. There...More

Thank prg7
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you love animals or you want to know something more, is the perfect place! You can just have a tour around, watching all the animals that are hosted and if you are lucky you will be able to cuddle a cheetah. It is even...More

Thank cricracost
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Volunteering here is an unforgettable experience. After completing daily chores and tasks the volunteers get to spend quality time with the animals. (Cheetahs, leopards, caracals, servals, wolves, etc) The best thing about this project, is that interaction is determined by each individual animal. It's completely...More

Thank _cathyjordan999
Nearby Restaurants
Longhorn Grill
328 reviews
1.44 km away
CoffeeTalks Cafe
23 reviews
3.91 km away
Copper and Coal Woodfired Grill
12 reviews
1.55 km away
Bushpub Family Restaurant and Pub
21 reviews
1.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
175 reviews
6.26 km away
Free State National Botanical Garden
89 reviews
4.54 km away
Naval Hill
178 reviews
7.78 km away
The National Museum
58 reviews
7.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
7 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KingCheetah | Property representative |
We do have accommodation. Can I ask you to send your request to our email address and we will forward you all the information. Have a lovely weekend.
6 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KingCheetah | Property representative |
We have tours 11,12 14 and 15h00 daily. You will find a map on our website - Cheetah Experience. It is very easy to find us.