We are open 7 days a week from 0930 to 1700 Encounters from 1000 Map - Somerset West Price List FAQs Volunteer at Cheetah Outreach Donate
Cheetah@Intekom.co.za 27 (0)21 851 6850 Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Box 1009 Somerset Mall 7137 SOUTH AFRICA
Somerset West Our Sumersrt West facility is located at Paardevlei across from the Somerset Mall. You do not need to make a booking to visit the facility.  We charge an entry fee of R10 on weekdays and R5 on weekends and public and school holidays. We have no credit card facilities but an ATM is available for use at the entrance to the facility..  Opening Hours:  09h30 – 17h00,  Encounters: 10h00 – 13h00 & 14h00 – 17h00 Activities Adult Cheetah Encounters The price is R160 per adult and R100 per child to meet an adult cheetah.  Buy your tickets at the office (cash, debit cards or credit cards accepted). Adult encounters are dependent on the cheetah settling. Cheetah Cub Encounters Cheetah cub encounters take place from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00.  We charge R250 to meet the cubs.  You must buy your cub encounter ticket at the entrance.  Cub encounters cannot be booked in advance. Cubs are normally available from September to March, but this is not guaranteed so it is best to inquire beforehand if you are interested in cub encounters. Bat-eared Fox Encounters Bat-eared fox encounters are dependent on handler availability.  Cost is R100  per adult , with a maximum of 4 guests per encounter.  No children under 10 years of age. Bat-eared fox encounters last about 10-15 minutes. Meerkat Encounters Meerkat encounters are dependent on handler availability. Cost is R100 per person, with a maximum of 4 guests per encounter.   No children under 10 years of age. Meerkat encounters last about 10-15 minutes. Caracal Encounters Caracal encounters are dependent on handler availability. Cost is R150 per person, with a maximum of 4 guests per encounter. No children under 12 years of age. Caracal encounters last about 10-15 minutes. Tours Tours of the facility are offered throughout the day, every hour on the half- hour.  Tour groups meet in the entrance and are shown audio-visual footage about the animals and the programme, followed by a tour of the facility. There is no charge for a tour. Runs Runs are seasonal (approximately November through April) and only take place on weekdays at 08h00. They are scheduled according to handler availability. Runs are also weather permitting. Booking is required and must be confirmed to ensure the run is scheduled. Contact:  bookings@cheetah.co.za) Cheetahs are run in our large enclosure on a lure system, similar to what is used for greyhound racing. Please note that though we use our best runners for public viewing, the success of the run depends on the cats on the day. Public Runs Public runs cost R100 per person or R230 per person if an adult encounter is included or R330 if a cub encounter is included after the run. Viewing is from a platform outside the running enclosure, which is high enough to give you an unobstructed view. A Cheetah Outreach volunteer will be with you during the run to answer any questions. Weather permitting Private Runs Private runs cost R3000 per group, not exceeding 6 people. Runs are viewed inside the running enclosure. Small children are not allowed. Adult encounter during encounter hours is included. Weather permitting. Booking in advance is required for both public and private runs. Special Cheetah Experience Special cheetah experiences are offered only on weekdays at 08h00. Guests are allowed to spend about 30 minutes in a large enclosure with a cheetah roaming freely without collar or harness, giving them the opportunity to observe the cat in a more natural environment than encounters allow. Guests are allowed to take photos but not allowed to touch at this stage. Weather permitting. Cost is R850 per person with a maximum of 4 guests; small children are not allowed. It includes a touch encounter with the cheetah and a tour of the facility afterwards. Contact:  bookings@cheetah.co.za) Private Encounters A private meeting with an adult cheetah is available on request and must be booked well in advance. This exclusive experience is tailored for groups of up to approximately 30 people. All guests will have an opportunity to stroke the cat and to take photos. These functions last approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size of the group, and behaviour of both the group and cat. The cost is R4600 for the whole group fully inclusive of entry and a tour. Off-site cheetah appearances are available on request and subject to site inspection. Cost for an off-site function is R6750. Shop Visit our shop at the entrance to the facility for cheetah and other wildlife- related gifts. Cash only but an ATM is available for use in the entrance.
Somerset West Our Sumersrt West facility is located at Paardevlei across from the Somerset Mall. You do not need to make a booking to visit the facility.  We charge an entry fee of R10 on weekdays and R5 on weekends and public and school holidays. We have no credit card facilities but an ATM is available for use at the entrance to the facility..  Opening Hours:  09h30 – 17h00,  Encounters: 10h00 – 13h00 & 14h00 – 17h00 Activities Adult Cheetah Encounters The price is R160 per adult and R100 per child to meet an adult cheetah.  Buy your tickets at the office (cash, debit cards or credit cards accepted). Adult encounters are dependent on the cheetah settling. Cheetah Cub Encounters Cheetah cub encounters take place from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00.  We charge R250 to meet the cubs.  You must buy your cub encounter ticket at the entrance.  Cub encounters cannot be booked in advance. Cubs are normally available from September to March, but this is not guaranteed so it is best to inquire beforehand if you are interested in cub encounters. Bat-eared Fox Encounters Bat-eared fox encounters are dependent on handler availability.  Cost is R100 per adult , with a maximum of 4 guests per encounter.  No children under 10 years of age. Bat-eared fox encounters last about 10-15 minutes. Meerkat Encounters Meerkat encounters are dependent on handler availability. Cost is R100 per person, with a maximum of 4 guests per encounter.   No children under 10 years of age. Meerkat encounters last about 10-15 minutes. Caracal Encounters Caracal encounters are dependent on handler availability. Cost is R150 per person, with a maximum of 4 guests per encounter. No children under 12 years of age. Caracal encounters last about 10-15 minutes. Tours Tours of the facility are offered throughout the day, every hour on the half-hour.  Tour groups meet in the entrance and are shown audio-visual footage about the animals and the programme, followed by a tour of the facility. There is no charge for a tour. Runs Runs are seasonal (approximately November through April) and only take place on weekdays at 08h00. They are scheduled according to handler availability. Runs are also weather permitting. Booking is required and must be confirmed to ensure the run is scheduled. Contact:  bookings@cheetah.co.za) Cheetahs are run in our large enclosure on a lure system, similar to what is used for greyhound racing. Please note that though we use our best runners for public viewing, the success of the run depends on the cats on the day. Public Runs Public runs cost R100 per person or R230 per person if an adult encounter is included or R330 if a cub encounter is included after the run. Viewing is from a platform outside the running enclosure, which is high enough to give you an unobstructed view. A Cheetah Outreach volunteer will be with you during the run to answer any questions. Weather permitting Private Runs Private runs cost R3000 per group, not exceeding 6 people. Runs are viewed inside the running enclosure. Small children are not allowed. Adult encounter during encounter hours is included. Weather permitting. Booking in advance is required for both public and private runs. Special Cheetah Experience Special cheetah experiences are offered only on weekdays at 08h00. Guests are allowed to spend about 30 minutes in a large enclosure with a cheetah roaming freely without collar or harness, giving them the opportunity to observe the cat in a more natural environment than encounters allow. Guests are allowed to take photos but not allowed to touch at this stage. Weather permitting. Cost is R850 per person with a maximum of 4 guests; small children are not allowed. It includes a touch encounter with the cheetah and a tour of the facility afterwards. Contact:  bookings@cheetah.co.za) Private Encounters A private meeting with an adult cheetah is available on request and must be booked well in advance. This exclusive experience is tailored for groups of up to approximately 30 people. All guests will have an opportunity to stroke the cat and to take photos. These functions last approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size of the group, and behaviour of both the group and cat. The cost is R4600 for the whole group fully inclusive of entry and a tour. Off-site cheetah appearances are available on request and subject to site inspection. Cost for an off-site function is R6750. Shop Visit our shop at the entrance to the facility for cheetah and other wildlife-related gifts. Cash only but an ATM is available for use in the entrance.
We are open 7 days a week from 0930 to 1700 Encounters from 1000 Map - Somerset West Price List FAQs Volunteer at Cheetah Outreach Donate
Promoting the survival of the free ranging, South African cheetah through environmental education and conservation initiatives.
Cheetah Outreach