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Ashia, Paarl

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Founded in 2016, Cheetah Experience Ashia is a 35 hectare working agricultural farm supporting environmental values, with a strong focus on the conservation of endangered big and small cats, especially cheetahs.

Just 45 minutes from Cape Town, Cheetah Experience Ashia is set at the foot of the colossal Drakenstein mountains near Paarl, and surrounded by award winning wineries and orchards. The farm cultivates its own grapes, guavas and olives, along with a smaller crop of home-grown produce and herbs.

With a particular passion for Africa’s wildlife, Cheetah Experience Ashia has partnered with Cheetah Experience Bloemfontein (a project involved in cheetah conservation since 2005) and has established a cheetah facility for ambassador and retired cheetahs.

With cheetah numbers dropping to 6,500 worldwide (of which only 2,000 are in protected areas) and with the cheetah now only covering 23% of their historic range in Africa, the cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat.

Cheetah Experience Ashia offers the opportunity to contribute in aiding conservation initiatives through its volunteer, working holidays and research / intern programmes.

Small groups of guests may also have the opportunity to participate in educational experiences and learn how we can work together to bring this precious species back from the brink of extinction. By having these intimate experiences, visitors will really appreciate the urgent need for action to protect these beautiful animals.
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  • Wow, what beautiful animals and to hear that there are only around 7000 left is so shocking. The staff are so friendly and clearly love what they do. Please support this worthy cause for our future....  more
    Wow, what beautiful animals and to hear that there are only around 7000 left is so shocking. The staff are so friendly and clearly love what they do. Please support this worthy cause for our future....  more »
  • We visited on an extremely hot afternoon and were the only visitors on the tour. The guide was extremely good and able to give us an informative insight into the work of this rehabilitation centre... 
    We visited on an extremely hot afternoon and were the only visitors on the tour. The guide was extremely good and able to give us an informative insight into the work of this rehabilitation centre...  more »

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