Drakenstein Sakekamer

Ashia Cheetah Experience in Paarl

“Ashia” means “Life & Hope” and “A Meaningful Existence.”

Founded in 2016 Cheetah Experience Ashia is a 35 hectares working agricultural farm situated in Sonstraal Rd Paarl East, farm applying environmental values and with a strong focus on supporting the conservation of endangered big and small cats, especially cheetahs.

 

Just 45 minutes from Cape Town,  Cheetah Experience Ashia is set at the foot of the colossal Drakenstein mountains near Paarl, and surrounded by award winning wineries and orchards.  The farm cultivates its own grapes, guavas and olives, along with a smaller crop of home-grown produce and herbs.

With a particular passion for Africa’s wildlife, Cheetah Experience Ashia has partnered with Cheetah Experience Bloemfontein, who have been involved since 2005 in the conservation of cheetahs and has established an approximately 10 hectares cheetah facility and sanctuary for ambassador and retired cheetahs of Cheetah Experience.  With cheetah numbers dropping to 6,500 worldwide (of which only 2,000 are in protected areas) and with the cheetah now only covering 23% of their historic range in Africa, the cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat.

 

Cheetah Experience Ashia offers the opportunity to contribute in aiding conservation initiatives through its volunteer programmes, working holidays and research / internship programmes.

Small groups of guests will also have the opportunity to participate in educational experiences and learn how we can work together to bring this precious species back from the brink of extinction. By having these intimate experiences, visitors will really appreciate the urgent need for action to protect these beautiful animals.
For more information on Cheetah Experience Ashia, our volunteer programmes or booking a visit, Please follow the links on our website or email enquiries@ashia.co.za or volunteers@ashia.co.za.

Directions:

If You Are Coming From Cape Town.

»  Follow the N1 to junction 62A, signposted Sonstraal Road.

»  At the top of the off ramp take a left in the direction of Dal Josafat.

»  Go straight over the next two Stop junctions on to Sonstraal Road.

»  Follow the road for approx. 2 km until you reach Ashia on your left.

If You Are Coming From Beaufort West Direction.

»  Follow the N1 in the direction of Cape Town.
»  Once through the Huguenot Tunnel, take the immediate left exit signposted Sonstraal Road.
»  At the top of the off ramp take a right in the direction of Dal Josafat.
»  Go straight over the next two Stop junctions on to Sonstraal Road.
»  Follow the road for approx. 2 km until you reach Cheetah Experience Ashia on your left.