Daniell Cheetah Project

R75 Road, Kirkwood
Kirkwood, Eastern Cape
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by Heinrich W.
(8 Aug 16 @ 3:20 pm)

I am an animal lover and these guys do such a fantastic job by educating the community on our big cats. I am a huge supporter of the Cheetah Project.

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by Think Local
(6 Jul 16 @ 2:03 pm)

In recognition of a long-standing business relationship, Think Local would like to kick start reviews for this organisation. In the years we have dealt with Daniell Cheetah Project and his team, we have found this organisation to operate with a high level of integrity and friendly disposition. This is rare and worthy of praise in an economy that keeps most organisations under stress. Thank you most sincerely for your support, and we hope the community comes forward with many more positive messages.

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The aim of the project is to play a part in conservation of the Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus), the re-establishment of pure gene lines, as well as educating the public to the importance of the conservation of this amazing species. The Daniell Cheetah Project was established in May 2001 and started with just three cats and has grown since.

Daniell Cheetah Project also  has other attractions. The Padstal, where you can browse for gifts and african arts and crafts at very reasonable prices, as well as a coffee shop.

Coffee, tea and light meals can be ordered for take-away or sit-down meals.

Also next to the shop there is some orphaned wild animals like kudu and springbuck that guests are welcome to view.

If you have ever watched the movie Duma (2005) you would have seen two of our cats that starred in the movie! We had an eight month contract of which five months was used to train the animals and three months to shoot the movie.



Predator Tour

This is a one hour guided educational tour through the Daniell Cheetah Project. On the tour, guests will be able to see and learn more about meerkats, black footed cats, African wild cats, serval cats, caracal, cheetahs, leopards and lions. Also on this tour, guests will be able to enter an enclosure with a tame cheetah. Children are welcome on the tour but - for safety purposes - guests need to be 14+ years and 1.5m tall to enter the animals’ enclosures.

Predator Tour Rates (as of 2 January 2014)

  • Children 0-2 years: free of charge
  • Children 3-13 years" R50/p
  • 14+ years and older: R80/p

This tour does not need to be pre-booked by guests. Booking for large groups is advisable. We are open daily (except 25th and 26th December and 1st January) from 09:00 till 16:00 for this tour.

Cheetah Walk

This is a one-hour walk with two harness-trained cheetahs out in the African bush. The walk can only be done by small groups and needs to be booked two days in advance. The walk is R250/p. Guests need to be 14+ years old and 1.5m tall.

Summer Walks

During summer months (September-May) there are morning walks from 08:00 - 09:00 and afternoon walks from 16:30 - 17:30.

Visitors taking part in the morning walk are asked to check in no later than 07:45. Failure to check in before this time will lead to the cancellation of the walk.

Visitors taking part in the afternoon walk are asked to check in at 15:45 as there might be an opportunity to start the walk earlier in the afternoon.

Winter Walks

During winter months (June - August) walks will take place at 16:30 - 17:30.

Visitors taking part in the afternoon walk are asked to check in at 15:45 as there might be an opportunity to start the walk earlier in the afternoon.

*Please note the walk may be cancelled due to extreme heat conditions posing a threat to the cheetahs’ health.