Wine and Wild Tour
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an atypical member of the cat family that is unique in its speed and stealth while lacking climbing abilities. It is the fastest land animal, reaching speeds between 112 kilometres per hour (70 mph) and 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 460 metres (1,500 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph) in three seconds, greater than most super cars.
- Visit the Cheetah Outreach; experience the excitement of a personal encounter with our hand raised ambassador cheetahs. Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. Founder Annie Beckhelling launched the project in January 1997 with just one hectare of land proved by Spier Wine Estate and two cheetahs.
- Visit Cavalli wine and stud farm. Cavalli’s in-house label produces wine from vines situated in the world-renowned Stellenbosch winelands. The Helderberg region, in particular, is known locally as the Golden Triangle of South African wine. Cooled by summer Atlantic Ocean breezes off False Bay, the region enjoys a near-perfect climate and combines with the other terroir elements to develop complexity. The vines lie on the slopes and in the foothills nestled below the Helderberg mountain and combines the influences of both the mountain and maritime climate.
- Visit Vredenheim wine estate which opened our Big Cats Park in October 2011, and it has been attracting visitors from far and wide ever since. The park, which was fully approved by Cape Nature, is currently home to 3 brown lions, 2 white lions, 2 caracal, 1 cheetah, 1 leopard and 2 Bengal tigers. These animals are purchased from approved breeding programmes, and Vredenheim is not allowed to breed them further – we do not wish to be a breeding programme, but rather a place of sanctuary for these beautiful creatures, where the public can enjoy them and learn more about them. Our enclosures are large and spacious and offer each cat their own “creature comforts”, such as a play area and swimming pool for our tigers, long grass for our leopard and cheetah, and a big, comfortable rock for our male white lion to sun himself on during the day.
All our tours are private and the itinerary is used as guidelines. Our team will assist you with recommendation and tailor the itinerary to your requirement.