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Cheetah Experience

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1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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A wonderful place were animals are valued and loved with the most caring and lovely staff

I'm still amazed by the place - the lovely caring staff, the wonderful animals and all the great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna K
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I volunteered here in 2016 with the wife. We loved it and would go back in a flash. The animals... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Maluti Avenue | Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm still amazed by the place - the lovely caring staff, the wonderful animals and all the great volunteers from around the world. I've spent four weeks at CE because a friend recommended it to me and I love all sorts of cats - so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I volunteered here in 2016 with the wife. We loved it and would go back in a flash. The animals were great and you got quality time to interact, all the staff are great and are a really committed team to get the best quality...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

After visiting in 2008 and 2011, I knew I had to come back. Absolutely amazing place build purely from love, passion and determination. I volunteered for a week but wish it was more and will be back again. The animals are so beautiful and I...More

Thank Megan S
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Everyone can help, every help is highly appreciated. The people working at Cheetah Experience are passionate and dedicated to their work caring for endangered animals and those who need a place called home but also take good care of the volunteers helping out as best...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have just returned home after spending 14 days with a staff of such dedication,love and passion for these beautiful animals. When I left, you said thankyou to me!. It is I who should say Thankyou to you people, for allowing me to be part...More

2  Thank tr9098
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CheetahExperience, Manager at Cheetah Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you so much Terry for all the help and hard work you gifted to us during your time volunteering :)

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very informative outing about all the different wild cats. All the different wild cats common in south africa can be viewed.

Thank Christie E
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CheetahExperience, Owner at Cheetah Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Christie. Thank you for your review. If you are from Bloemfontein I would like to invite you to come back on a free tour to better your experience.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was really a great experience! Impressive to see these animals and the tour guide knew a lot about the different animals living there.

2  Thank Ingrid D
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CheetahExperience, Manager at Cheetah Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review :)

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

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

3  Thank Debbie G
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CheetahExperience, Manager at Cheetah Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Volunteering is such a rewarding experience, we are glad that you joined us for the day. Please continue to share your experiences with others so that they can also have the experience :)

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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.More

2  Thank Nicola J
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CheetahExperience, Manager at Cheetah Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you for your review, we just want to clarify some points. Cheetah Experience no longer breeds with servals or leopards. It was decided earlier in the year that their numbers in the wild were stable or increasing so we will not continue to breed...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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!

1  Thank mhiam2017
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CheetahExperience, Manager at Cheetah Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback :)

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Omar E
20 January 2018|
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Response from Francois v | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amor. Go to Cheetah Experience website. There is a section on volunteering. You can also reade what volunteers say about there experiences. Regards. Francois.
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Rham-Grund
7 October 2015|
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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.
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Bridie21
6 October 2015|
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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.
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