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Cheetah Outreach

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Address: De Beers Avenue | opposite the Somerset Mall, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 851 6850
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to...

Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival.Cheetah Outreach is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to the public. We are open from 9h30 to 17h00. You do not need to make a booking to visit the facility. We charge an entry fee of R10 on weekdays and R5 on weekends and public and school holidays. Adult cheetah encounters take place from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00.

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Cheetahs in safety

I just love the Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West. The whole idea of saving wildlife and making these animals accessible to the general public gets a resounding YES and THUMBS UP... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Somerset West, South Africa
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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there on a very hot day ..was nice for short visit and saw cheetahs, foxes and small tortoises took a few photos ..and you can also buy refreshments at the shop they have outside.

Thank Bertus F
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved our visit to the Cheetah Outreach; such friendly staff with great knowledge and respect for all animals they care for. We really thought it was very well priced and worth our time!

Thank Susan v
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

.To get in is cheap, the cost comes in when you want to do the encounter. We paid R560 cash, no cards which really surprised me, to have a cheetah encounter. To interact with the caracals and cubs you have to pay more!!!!! It was all of 5 mins to stroke the cheetah who was fast asleep. Rather take the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All in one the idea is original and good. But I do not agree with the touching of the cheetahs nor the small cages. Cheetahs are wild cats and aren't supposed to be locked up in cages,being stared at or touched by humans. They are supposed to be able to run, catch their own food and be free. I do... More 

Thank Hjördis K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to visiting the cheetah outreach center, I asked a friend of mine who is a wildlife veterinarian to look into the program. He was able to confidently recommend this place as an ethical and humane operation, based on his research and contacts in the field. With that in mind, we were thrilled to be able to visit this center.... More 

Thank MomOnTheGo88
Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love the Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West. The whole idea of saving wildlife and making these animals accessible to the general public gets a resounding YES and THUMBS UP from me. The area is perfect and the additional breeding and rescue programs that forms part of the center is great. You also have viewing access to dogs, other... More 

Thank heinengela
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really worthy cause and a great place to visit! They have several different species there but the main attraction is the cheetahs where you can get hands on and touch them. Everything is done on the cheetahs terms with a view to educating people about the animals and how best to protect them (no exploitation, the animals... More 

Thank Zach G
Cape Town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Their intentions are seemingly good but I am not overly impressed with this set up. It appears to me that the majority of the operations are run by foreigners, albeit well trained, polite and hard working. Are they volunteers? The entrance fee is nominal but the cost for each "pat" or animal interaction is excessive. I take great exception to... More 

Thank Daisylu2005
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a visit very cheap - 5 Rand For animal contact 240 Rand. Also some other small cats en foxes present If it's just to view the cats your quick around at this location

Thank Dirk J
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The premise of this program is brilliant. In order to promote cheetah conservation, they are using the proceeds to breed Anatolian Shepherd Dogs to give to farmers who are losing their stock to cheetahs. These dogs protect the livestock, without killing the cheetahs. Yes, it's true that you will not be snuggling baby cheetahs, and will only be able to... More 

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