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Cheetah, Wine and Scenic Tour

Winelands, Cape Town

Activity Description

Come and meet the world’s fastest land animals.
Did you know?
The evolution of cheetahs can be traced back 4 million years.
Cheetahs are an endangered species, with less than 1 000 in South Africa and less than 7 500 in the world. The Cheetah Outreach project was established at Spier Wine Estate in 1997, but has since moved to Somerset West. Its aim is to address the conflict between cheetahs and South African farmers. Cheetahs need to eat and often their meal of choice is livestock like sheep. This has resulted in farmers killing them to protect their commercial interests.
The Cheetah Outreach breeds and trains Anatolian shepherd dogs, who have for centuries guarded flocks of sheep from predators such as cheetahs. Once trained, these dogs are given to farmers, ensuring that cheetahs find other sources of food and farmers can retain their livelihood. The funding for the breeding and training of these dogs, comes from the people who visit the Cheetah Outreach. You can get up close to these magnificent cats and learn all sorts of interesting facts about them. At a small extra charge, you can even get photographs of yourself touching a cheetah or handling a fluffy cub. The tour guides at the facility are very passionate and knowledgeable – happy to answer any questions that visitors may have about cheetahs or Anatolian shepherds.
While only the trainers are permitted to handle the temperamental dogs, visitors can see them to get an idea of their size and shape.
The Cheetah Outreach not only provides employment opportunities for locals, but also excellent opportunities for South African and international volunteers. So come and meet these speedy predators.

Helderberg region:
Helderberg means “clear mountain” in Afrikaans. In the Helderberg there are 3 towns, Somerset West, Strand and Gordans Bay. Jagged peaks of the surrounding mountains and the sea , False Bay. Humbling in their stature, looming protectively over this picturesque settlement. Numerous grapes are grown in the region such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, and Pinotage.

We pick up anywhere in the area and take our guests via the world famous Clarence Drive (voted top 3 most scenic drives in South Africa).
We stop at the Ocean’s "big 5” viewing spots, to watch for Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and Sharks from the look-out spots.
We will head up via the Steenbras Dam path to the top of the mountain for absolutely spectacular views of sun, sea and land.
It offers breathtaking views of Table mountain, the False bay and the Helderberg basin.


ProviderS-Cape Tourism Route
DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round
WhereWe will pick you up from your accommodation in the Cape Town and surrounds, Wine lands and Helderberg area. Kindly let us know your accommodation address and we will let you know what the pick up time will be. Please note that an extra pick up charge might apply depending on the location.
WeatherWeather permitting
What to WearComfortable clothing and something warm for the early mornings and winter.
Things to BringSun block, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and a hat
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed, only paying guests will be allowed on this tour.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsTransport and entrance fees
ExclusionsMeals and drinks


Great combination of activities. If you wish to not drink wine, the option is available to visit an olive farm instead. Just let us know.

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