“Cheetah Experience Ashia is a world-class cheetah sanctuary and working farm outside Paarl in South Africa’s Western Cape, a mere 45 minute drive from Cape Town. An African name meaning ‘life and hope’, Ashia lies nestled at the foot of the dramatic Drakenstein mountains, providing the perfect setting for the sanctuary’s conservation and environmental education programmes.
Founded to help to prevent the further decline of the cheetah population, Cheetah Experience Ashia’s goal is to support other ethical and sustainable conservation initiatives, particularly programmes aimed at re-introducing cheetahs into the protected wild.
Ashia also offers the opportunity to contribute in aiding conservation initiatives through its volunteer programmes, working holidays and research/ internship programmes.
Ashia offers small groups of visitors to the farm the opportunity to come and learn more about the cheetah, why it is endangered and the efforts conservationists are making to assist the future of this vulnerable animal.
Guests have the opportunity to participate in cheetah experiences, weekly cheetah runs, private cheetah runs, cheetah walks, volunteer for a day, animal enrichment activities and farm tours.
Luxurious accommodation offers guests the opportunity to experience farm life first-hand. Guests and day visitors alike can refresh and eat at the Café with its sweeping views over the Drakenstein mountains, browse through the extensive selection of high end gifts and memorabilia in the Boutique Shop, or explore the beauty and diversity of the farm on foot.”