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Velvet was rescued alongside her brother, Shady & another cheetah named Joti.


From being kept as a pet in South Africa and was brought into the rehabilitation.


Benji was born and raised by WCCC after their mother had a problem with the litter.

About us

Western Cape Cheetah Conservation is working for and has its fundamental objective and focus to rehabilitate and release cheetahs in the western cape as well as in rest of South Africa. 
WCCC has so far rescued over 25 individuals and released 7 back into protected natural areas.

Activities at Cape Cheetah

Such activities could includes:
Wild cheetah run
Rehabilitation cheetah run
Educational Tour
Release sight within reserve

we are aiming for creating bigger release sights and safe havens for the cheetahs.

Our rewilding process have different steps and stages. We ensure each rehabilitation process is adapted to the individual as they are all different with need of different time in each step. After their rehabilitation process from physical injury they get to learn how to hunt and kept in best possible fitness for being ready to go to the next stages. When they are ready too, they are moved into a more natural area with less human contact. This is called a de-humanization process
Here they get to become more wild whist adapting to a more natural space.
Their diet is always kept natural, from the moment they arrive with us. And they are allowed to get to know different types of food such as full feathered birds, game meat, rabbits and full carcasses. Cape cheetah provides homes to all cheetahs, wild, semi-wild, tamed in training and so-called “retired cheetahs”. A retired cheetah doesn’t need to be old, it just means that they will live with us in our care – in the very best way possible, for the rest of their life.
This is when the individual is not suited for the rehabilitation process for either physical or physiological reasons. All our cheetahs get to learn how to hunt, run and goes out every day to explore the surroundings accompanied by a professional handler. They are given the very best care, love, and attention.
We have been the safe home of 25 incredible cheetahs.