Hluhluwe Cheetah Centre
Visit and Learn more about Cheetahs and more at the Hluhluwe Cheetah Centre
Overview of Tour
Learn more about South Africa's endangered wild cat species up close.
What's the Aim?
Primarily education and to enforce why rehabilitation is necessary.
What to Expect and See at the Hluhluwe Cheetah Centre?
- The largest African lesser Cat
- An exceptional jumper and climber
- Resembling a cross between a Lynx and Leopard
- Having the largest ears of any cat
- They can jump up to 9 feet straight up
- Servals communicate by urine
- Originally tamed by the Egyptians 4000 years ago
- Easily mistaken for a domestic cat
- Pure genetic African Wild Cats are rare
- Estimated that only 9000 are left in the world
- Fastest land animal 70 mph
- Cheetahs claws do not retract
On Arrival, Please Note
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to all tours
- You will be asked to fill in an indemnity form prior to any tours
- Once all documentation has been completed please wait for your guide
- Please at all times no fast movements, running and please no loud noises
- Coffee shop hours: 09:00 to 15:00
- No interaction allowed with Cheetahs
- All visitors enter enclosures at their own risk
- Please follow Guides instructions at all times
Be mesmerized by the absolute beauty of these incredible animals, discover why they are at our centre and most importantly learn some fascinating and incredible information regarding all of our animals at the Centre. Photographic opportunities are plentiful and with our informative talks, you will be pleased you did visit.
Successful Releases To Date
It is with absolute pride that we have released the following wildlife species back into the wild.
- Cheetah 4
- Servals 22
- African Wildcats 7
- Caracals 13
The primary emphasis at the centre is to release the progeny of animals back into the wild. All offspring, where possible will be released back into the wild.
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is a Big 5 Game reserve and is 96000 hectares in size, this makes for some wonderful and exciting game drives both self-drive or organized. Please should you be visiting for the first time please do obey the rules and keep to the speed limits at all times.
A mere 54 kilometers from the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park one may easily enjoy South Africa's very first world heritage site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park.