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Emdoneni Cheetah project

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District Road 123 | Emdoneni Lodge, Hluhluwe Game Reserve 3960, South Africa
+27 35 562 7000
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Great project

This is an amazing visit and a must-do when in the area. The guide has a great sense of humour and... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Violetvz
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East London, South Africa
Exciting

Got to go in with the cats and see them up close and personal, very nice place to learn a lot and... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Anthony B
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Springville
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Cat Project with Cheetah, Serval, African Wildcats and Caracals
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“wild cats” (28 reviews)
“cheetah project” (16 reviews)
“big cats” (9 reviews)
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District Road 123 | Emdoneni Lodge, Hluhluwe Game Reserve 3960, South Africa
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+27 35 562 7000
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"second visit"
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"baby cheetahs"
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"st lucia"
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is an amazing visit and a must-do when in the area. The guide has a great sense of humour and they are capable and diligent in safety precautions. One constructive piece of criticism... please get someone to assist in your website etc.... little bit...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Got to go in with the cats and see them up close and personal, very nice place to learn a lot and experience cats up close. Guide as amazing!!!

1  Thank Anthony B
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback, much appreciated. We love our animals and are passionate about our project. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Loved learning more about the cats they have at the Cheetah Project. Got to have hands on experiences with some of them. Beautiful cats and a great guide to tell us all we wanted to know about them.

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review. So happy you had such a great experience by us with our beautiful animals. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is a wonderful example of how people are working to save these magnificent animals. We did a private tour and, while we didn't see them being fed, we had a knowledgeable, passionate guide and had the opportunity to experience the animals calmly and quietly.

1  Thank Wendy B
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

We are very happy we were able to give you such a positive and educational experience; we love our animals, they are our family. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I had a thrilling experience with this place. Our tour guide was very informative, encouraged us to ask questions, was patient when we had to take pictures. Visiting in a small group was awesome. There was only me and my husband and another couple, it...More

1  Thank MimieW
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

That's fantastic, so happy we could give you such a great experience and give you the opportunity to meet our amazing animals, thank you for taking the time to let us know. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit at Emdoneni Lodge. This is truly a gem of a find. Driving down the long drive to the lodge, you will encounter Impala and Zebra (gorgeous baby there at present!) grazing as you drive down. We stayed for 4 days...More

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

That's fantastic, so happy we could give you such a great experience and give you the opportunity to meet our amazing animals, thank you for taking the time to let us know in such a beautiful review. We hope to see you again soon! Kind...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I visited this project in November 2017 and was amazed at the good work the project is doing in breeding and rehabilating injured animals.There are also several rare animals

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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback, much appreciated. We love our animals and are passionate about our project. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A guided tour where you enter the enclosures of five different types of wild cats. While in close proximity with the cats the guide provides fascinating information about the species and their rehabilitation activities with that type of cat. They also provide fun information of...More

Thank gem1220
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated. We love our animals and are passionate in what we are doing. So glad you stopped off to see us. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had an amazing and informative visit last month. The staff are very knowledgeable and respectful of the animals and what they are doing here. Fabulous to get so close to the cheetah and for our children they got to have photos with the cheetah...More

Thank janeyshana
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review. So happy you had such a great experience by us with our beautiful animals. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a great way to get up close and personal with some amazing cats. Although petting the cats isn't allowed as it used to be, I hope the people complaining about it realize that even as accustomed to humans as they may be, these...More

Thank ReseAnne
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Lodge-Owners, Owner at Emdoneni Cheetah project, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

That's fantastic, so happy we could give you such a great experience and give you the opportunity to meet our amazing animals, thank you for taking the time to let us know. Kind Regards Emdoneni Cat Project Team

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davidring7
3 March 2017|
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Response from Lodge-Owners | Property representative |
Yes sure! Please contact us or send us your email address. See you soon!
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Hi there. The information is on the web site for Emdoneni Lodge and look under the Cat Project area. It was R220.0 per person and we just arrived at the lodge and purchased tickets on the day. It can get busy in high season... More
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