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  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Visit the Cheetah Breeding Project at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in Kruger National Park! A leader in the breeding and research of cheetahs, the site is home to more than 80 of the magnificent big cats as well as other wild animals such as lions and black-footed cats. Learn about the center’s breeding program while watching an introductory video, and then explore the site by open-roof game drive vehicle. Stop for photos with cheetah cubs and learn about the big cats from a local guide!


  • 6-hour excursion to the Cheetah Breeding Project at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Watch a video to learn about the center's cheetah-breeding program and rehabilitation work
  • Explore the cheetah enclosures by open-roof safari vehicle, driven by a local guide
  • Get up close to cheetah cubs and see other wild animals such as sable antelopes and lions
  • Start and finish with a pickup and drop-off from selected lodges in Kruger National Park

What You Can Expect

Cheetah Breeding Project Tour at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

See beautiful adult Cheetahs as well as cubs on a tour of the Cheetah Breeding Project

Start your experience with a pickup from your chosen lodge in Kruger National Park, and then travel to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre to visit the Cheetah Breeding Project – a large center that focuses on the conservation of cheetahs.

Make your way inside the site and start your tour by watching a video presentation to learn about the breeding program and discover how captive-bred cheetahs are released back to the wild. The center also rehabilitates and treats orphaned or injured cheetahs, and the video serves as a great introduction to the work the center does.

Hop inside an open-roof safari vehicle after the video finishes, and relax as your guide drives you around various enclosures to see all the animals. More than 80 cheetahs are housed at the center, and you’ll have several opportunities to get up close to some of the tame individuals and curious cubs. Stop for photos and learn all about these magnificent big cats and their life in Kruger National Park from your guide.

Besides the cheetahs, the center is also home to orphaned or injured lions, wild dogs and sable antelopes. Look out for the creatures as you explore, and learn about lesser-known beasts that the site also takes care of, such as the black-footed cat – the smallest of Africa’s wild cats – and ground hornbills with their vibrant red faces.

After exploring the center’s different enclosures, return back to the center and swap your mode of transport back to your minibus. Then, return to your chosen lodge in Kruger National Park, where your excursion finishes.
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Tour code: 2382SM5


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