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De Wildt Cheetah Research Center

R513/Pretoria North Rd 012-504-1921 3hr tour R220, cheetah run & 3hr tour R310

S 25 40.637 E 027 55.537

De Wildt Cheetah Research Center was established in 1971 and has since bred over 800 cheetah cubs (many of which have been reintroduced into the wild) as well as wild dog, brown hyena and others. Due in large part to the center's cheetah breeding, the animal was removed from the endangered species list in South Africa. Visitors can get an up-close view of the animals and learn from the knowledgeable guides during a three-hour open vehicle tour.

The De Wildt Cheetah Research Center is actually located in the North West province, but is a popular trip from Pretoria. From Pretoria take the N4 west about 50 km to R511, then turn south on R511 for roughly 6 km until you hit R513. Take a left heading east on R513 for about 7 km to the De Wildt Cheetah Center.

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