“Made a dream come teue”

We came to this park whilst heading from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. We ear marked this place and thank God we did. Arrival was easy enough and registering was hassle free. We made the last tour so there was only the two of us which made it very personal. Our guide was Sizwe and he was extremely informative and genuine. Taking us around the park he would tell us about the centre and would take pictures of us in front of the animals. When we tried to pose for a selfie, he politely but firmly told us this was not allowed and it was not a circus! At first I took slight offence as I couldn’t see the logic, but when he explained to us about the nature of the centre and the offering it gives, I actually agreed with him and my initial insult was turned into agreement. My partner has had a life time obsession with Cheetahs. We saw a party taking one for a walk, and when we asked if it was possible, we were told it would have to be booked a few days in advance for security reasons. My partner was extremely disappointed, and Sizwe could see that. As we walked past the last cheetah cage, Sizwe saw that one of his colleagues was in the cage and he said we could go in the cage as there is sufficient security. We were literally 1 metre away from the stunning animals! My partner was so overjoyed she couldn’t fight her tears of emotions- it literally made her dream come true. Sizwe is an absolute credit to the centre and the centre itself was very clean, tidy and organised. Would recommend to anyone.

Visited February 2017