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Information provided by Cheetah Conservation Fund

Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) welcomes all members of the media to attend a pre-opening of its new Visitor Centre. This larger, modern facility replaces the original building, which was destroyed by fire in October 2013. Tours and interviews with CCF spokespersons will be available on site. Media will also have the opportunity to photograph and shoot video of CCF’s resident Cheetahs exercising during a “Cheetah Safari” Drive.

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, CCF’s new and improved Visitor Centre promises to enhance the overall experience for tourists, school groups and international guests. It will house a new Cheetah Café with an outdoor veranda overlooking the scenic Waterberg Plateau, a new Cheetah Gift Shop and new main Visitor Reception Area. The Visitor Centre will also house the ‘First National Bank’ Educational Classrooms and Conference Centre, and soon will be the home of CCF’s Genetics Laboratory, enabling visitors to see the research being done to help save the cheetah for future generations. CCF’s Research and Education Centre is open to the public, receiving visitors every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas Day.


14 March, 2015

Special Welcome: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch: 13:00 – 13:45 p.m.

Cheetah Feeding : 14:00 – 14:30 p.m.

Media Tours: 10:30 – 16:30 p.m.

Cheetah Safari Drives – hourly: 10:30 – 16:30 p.m.


Dr. Laurie Marker, CCF Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Bruce Brewer, CCF General Manager

Brian Badger, CCF Operations Director

Hanlie Visser CCF Tourism and Hospitality Manager

Mike Gardiner, CCF Tourism and Hospitality Assistant Manager

CCF Education, Tourism, Ecology, Livestock and Research Staff

CCF’s Ambassador Cheetahs and CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dogs and Dairy Goats


Cheetah Conservation Fund

44km northeast of Otjiwarongo

Turn onto the D2440 off the B1 and follow the road signs to CCF


To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by email to or by telephone, 067 306225. Tours and interviews on alternate dates can be arranged upon request. CCF B-roll and photos of the former Visitor Centre – including during the fire -are available. For more information about CCF, please visit


Heike Steckman,, Hanlie Visser,, Mike Gardiner, or Dr. Laurie Marker, or (+264)(0)67 306225.


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