Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

Ann van Dyk started the cheetah centre on her parent’s chicken farm in North West in 1971. When the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa ran out of space to continue their captive breeding programmes, she volunteered her services.

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
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Ann took over the De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary near Pretoria and relocated it to the foothills of the

Magaliesberg Mountains, where the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is now a world-renowned research centre and well worth a tour.

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The centre performs crucial conservation work in breeding African animals that are endangered or facing extinction, such as the cheetah, the African wild dog and the Cape vulture.

For further information, phone the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre on 012 504 9906, or email [email protected].

Siyanda Sishuba has a degree in broadcast journalism. She graduated in 2010 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape. She is passionate about the environment and agriculture. Siyanda grew up in Whittlesea and has seen how climate change and invasive species are affecting farmers in her community. She’s worked at the Weekend Post, a local newspaper in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape. Thereafter she landed herself a job at Debt Management Consultants in East London, writing articles for company’s newsletter. She then moved to Johannesburg to work for the Department of Environmental Affairs Biosecurity Advocacy Unit