Our tour takes us to the North West Province, location of amongst others, a Cheetah Centre, nestled at the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains a few kilometers north of the Hartbeespoort dam where we are to experience an awesome site guided Cheetah program. Being close up with cheetah is not an everyday occurrence!
The cheetah is the fastest land animal, reaching speeds of up to 120km/h (74mph).
One stride covers from 6 – 9 meters (19 – 29ft).
It can cover 28m (91ft) in one second.
The scientific name for cheetah is Acinonyx jubatus – Acinonyx meaning ‘non-moving claws’ referring to the non retractable claws and jubatus, which means maned, referring to the mantle on a young cheetahs back.
An exhilarating tour discovering the cheetah, their behavior and survival.
More is to be seen at the Cheetah Centre….
African Wild Dog, now on the Endangered list.
Caracal, a formidable hunter.
Various African wild game in addition to Cheetah can be seen from a guided Safari vehicle while on tour at the Cheetah Centre.
A fantastic Cheetah experience awaits!
Departure from Pretoria:
- Morning program: 06:45
- Afternoon program: 12:00
Return to Pretoria:
- Soon after the morning tour ends at about 12:00
- Soon after the afternoon program ends at about 17:00
- Guided Transport
- Program fees at the Cheetah Centre
- Tea & Coffee at the Cheetah Centre
What to wear:
Winter: 0 to 20°C
Warmish dress code, early morning is cold – Jeans, warm jacket, sneakers
Summer: 15 – 45°C
Light dress code – Shorts, sneakers/sandals
- Sunscreen lotion