Cheetah Conservation Awareness Program
At African Game Lodge, we have 2 resident cheetahs. Guests may join a morning or afternoon tour to visit the cheetahs and learn about our conservation project and what is being done to ensure that Cheetahs still roam our plains in South Africa. Learn about the fascinating adaptations of the Cheetah physiology which makes him the fastest animal on earth, and experience for yourself, the charismatic nature of the cheetah. At African Game Lodge, you will learn about the different meta-populations of Cheetahs in South Africa.
The tour starts with a visit to an adult pair of cheetahs, Khulu (Great) and Thanda (Beloved), who are non-releasable cheetahs. These cheetahs are ambassadors for the free-roaming cheetahs still left in South Africa, of which there are only approximately 800 left. Learn about the fascinating co-ordinated work being done by Game Reserves all over South Africa to maintain a healthy meta-population of self-sufficient cheetahs. These are truly the only wild cheetahs left now in South Africa.
Then you will have the privilege to see our captive bred cheetahs Vukela (Wild) and Thula (Quiet) who live in a large, spacious enclosure. Here you will learn more about the specialised hunting techniques of the cheetah, interesting facts and information, and the opportunity to photograph these magnificent cats in close proximity. Please note that a No Touch policy is enforced during this program, however, you may take as many photographs as you like.
Morning and Afternoon Combo Program (Cheetah Program + Nature Drive + Brunch ) - daily at 08h00 and 13h00 (seasonal variation on times may occur)
Where to stay and What to do :
African Game Lodge is a private nature reserve outside Montagu in South Africa. We offer affordable accommodation on a self-catering, B&B or Full Board basis , and outdoor nature activities such as game viewing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, biking, trail running and birding. As an added attraction, we have a cheetah awareness program and many species of game and wildlife on our game reserve. We are situated along Route 62 in the Cape Winelands, Western Cape.