Discover DeWildt Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch: A Haven for Conservation

 Nestled within the captivating Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province, just a short drive north of Pretoria, lies a truly extraordinary place – DeWildt Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch. Among the numerous golf estates in South Africa, this one stands out for its unique mission and breathtaking setting. The ranch is a testament to the unwavering dedication of a remarkable woman, Ann, who has devoted her life since 1971 to safeguarding the cheetah species. With a focus on community outreach, education, and strategic breeding programs, Ann’s vision is to bolster the cheetah population and remove them from the endangered animals list. Surrounded by the majestic Waterberg Mountains, DeWildt Shingwedzi offers a serene and unspoiled haven where Cheetahs thrive. 

A Paradise of Natural Beauty

 The terrain of DeWildt Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch is a tapestry of natural wonders. From rolling hillsides to expansive plains, and with magnificent mountain vistas and meandering streams, the ranch is a sanctuary of unparalleled beauty. The golf course itself harmoniously blends into the valley’s indigenous vegetation, showcasing the artful landscape design. Perched on a rise overlooking the 9th and 18th holes, the Clubhouse provides an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the course and the surrounding landscape. 

A Commitment to Conservation

 DeWildt Shingwedzi has consistently been recognized as one of the Top 20 Golf Courses in South Africa for the past decade. Beyond its golfing accolades, the estate prides itself on being a low-density luxury residential community. With only 308 private homes spread across the expansive 495-hectare property, DeWildt Shingwedzi ensures harmony between its dwellings and the surrounding bushveld environment. It is in this idyllic setting that the estate nurtures an extraordinary diversity of wildlife. Kudu, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, and many other indigenous species call this place home. The abundance of game, coupled with a rich variety of bird species, makes every visit to DeWildt Shingwedzi a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the wonders of nature. 

A Shared Mission

 DeWildt Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch is driven by a set of ambitious conservation objectives that go far beyond its boundaries. These include: 

  • Playing an active role in the preservation of Cheetahs and Wild Dogs.
  • Supporting scientific research to gain deeper insights into these endangered species.
  • Promoting conservation through comprehensive educational initiatives, particularly targeting the younger generation.
  • Employing a scientifically based breeding program to maintain a genetically diverse population.
  • Devoting efforts to securing the long-term survival and sustainable solutions for Cheetahs and Wild Dogs.
  • Offering visitors a unique opportunity to witness these endangered species up close and personal.
A Remarkable Legacy

DeWildt Shingwedzi takes immense pride in its ongoing endeavors to secure the future of acinonyx jubatus – the Cheetah. The ranch’s breeding programs have successfully welcomed the birth of magnificent Cheetahs, including the world-renowned King Cheetah. By generating income through tours and their adoption program, DeWildt Shingwedzi remains self-sufficient and can reinvest in critical conservation projects. This independence allows them to make a substantial impact on the preservation of Cheetahs and Wild Dogs without relying on government funding. Visit DeWildt Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch website for more information:


The cheetah is nature's masterpiece of speed and grace, a true marvel of the animal kingdom