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, Ashia supports conservation initiatives through its efforts to release captive-bred cheetahs back into a protected wild. Ashia’s Cheetah Release Programme is financed and managed by Ashia Cheetah Conservation, a registered non-profit company. Ashia also offers the opportunity to contribute in aiding conservation initiatives through its volunteer programmes, working holidays and research/ internship programmes.
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.