The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), one of Africa’s most beloved cats, can run faster than any other land mammal. When hunting, the success lies in the chase. A cheetah can run down swift prey such as antelopes and watching a hunt is an amazingly thrilling experience.
A walk alongside a cheetah in an animal sanctuary is an amazing experience. Up close and personal, you will truly appreciate the sleek lines and silent movements of this light-footed cat.
Today, the cheetah is listed as vulnerable and many conservation programmes aim to reverse the effect of loss of habitat and reduce conflict with sheep farmers. By joining a Cheetah Walk you can learn more about this amazing animal. Your new-found knowledge can be used to spread awareness of the vulnerability of the cheetah. You may also wish to contribute in kind or with funds to a sustainable future of this beautiful and charismatic predator.
Visit Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre near Plettenberg Bay and join their cheetah walks and wild cat experience.