Zipline, Cheetah, Wine Tour
Take a unique tour that combines a Zipline, Cheetah, Wine Tour . Learning about cheetahs and wine tasting in some of the Cape Towns’ most stunning and pristine natural environments. Route meanders through the Cape Folded Mountains, home to many free-roaming animals. Keep an eye out for animals such as a Leopard.
We depart early to ensure that we make the most of our day.
At around 6:30am we leave from Cape Town. And head across Sir Lowrey’s Mountain Pass to arrive at the Zipline Adventure venue. Which lies within a prestine Nature Reserve. On arrival at around 8am we begin preparations for the 3.5hr Adventure.
4x4 transport takes us into the high Mountain Range to begin an exhilarating experience involving 13 platforms and slides up to 320m (900ft) long. Included is an educational experience full of enlightening facts as you enjoy your walk in nature.
Afterwards we enjoy a light lunch before we make our way to a special part of our Winelands district for a relaxing and informative Cape Wine Tasting Experience.
Finally, we proceed to the Cheetah Outreach Center which is an education and community-based awareness programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. We take you on an educational tour of the facility which is home to some more of our vulnerable and endangered animals and predators such as Caracal, Cerval Cat, Bat Eared Fox, and Black Backed Jackal.
Cheetahs are an endangered species, with less than 1 000 in South Africa and less than 7 500 in the world. Cheetah Outreach project was established at Spier Wine Estate in 1997, but has since moved to Somerset West. Its aim is to address the conflict between cheetahs and South African farmers.Cheetahs need to eat and often their meal of choice is livestock like sheep. This has resulted in farmers killing them to protect their commercial interests.
Cheetah Outreach breeds and trains Anatolian shepherd dogs, who have for centuries guarded flocks of sheep from predators such as cheetahs. Once trained, these dogs are given to farmers, ensuring that cheetahs find other sources of food and farmers can retain their livelihood.The funding for the breeding and training of these dogs, comes from the people who visit the Cheetah Outreach. You can get up close to these magnificent cats and learn all sorts of interesting facts about them. At a small extra charge, you can even get photographs of yourself touching a cheetah or handling a fluffy cub.
Tour guides at the facility are very passionate and knowledgeable - happy to answer any questions that visitors may have about cheetahs or Anatolian shepherds.While only the trainers are permitted to handle the temperamental dogs, visitors can see them to get an idea of their size and shape.The Cheetah Outreach not only provides employment opportunities for locals, but also excellent opportunities for South African and international volunteers. So come and meet these speedy predators and help contribute to the survival of the species.