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Cango Wildlife Ranch

Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
27 (0)44 272 5593
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s premier tourism attractions. Conveniently situated en route to the Cango... more » Owner description: Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s premier tourism attractions. Conveniently situated en route to the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn, the Ranch offers visitors a huge variety of awe-inspiring activities at one location for a value-packed price – suitable for the whole family and open 365 days a year! In addition to our wonderful animal encounter programs, where you can stroke a cheetah and touch a tiger, the Ranch also offers two Firsts: Lemur Falls – the first interactive Lemur experience in Africa! - and Crocodile Cage Diving - a World First - where you can test your mettle against the dangerous gaze of a Nile Crocodile via a steel cage lowered into their watery domain! As a PAAZAB(African Association of Zoos and Aquaria) accredited facility, a proud member of WAZA(World Association of Zoos and Aquariums), and a multiple winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence, Cango Wildlife Ranch remains a unique world-class facility which strives to provide conservation through education by means of various conservation projects, initiatives and informative guided tours! A significant percentage of all proceeds go straight back into our conservation initiatives providing you with ethical and unforgettable fun and memories. For unlimited adventure for the whole family – visit Cango Wildlife Ranch! « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The entrance fee is a bit pricey but worth it in my opinion as there are lots of animals to see and really interesting and enjoyable for a family visit. We were there for 2 hours but could easierly have stayed for 4 hours. Meercats are so cute and the guided tour great! They have 1.5 month old cheetahs that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great place just a bit expensive to take the hole family. Would be great if they had family package that saves some money.

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Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visit CWR every year and I have never been disappointed! Staff are amazing and there's so much to do. I love the animal encounters and have done every one of them (just sad that JJ is no longer an option to hold...). I will keep going back and recommend to others. A great experience for all!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good learning experience specificallly for children. They really enjoyed the lemur encounter. It is an expensive outing especially if the children want to experience an encounter...but faciliyies are in good condition and staff are very helpful and friendly. The guided tour was also very good.

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Neat and ordered guided tour, excellent explaining of animals etc. Encounters with wild animals is also allowed and you get a free picture. Very friendly staff all over the ranch.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The Cango Wildlife Ranch is definitely worth visiting. We spent an awesome afternoon there and our boys, aged 9 and 11, enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide was extremely informative with a fantastic sense of humour and passion for his job. The ranch is extremely well maintained and did not feel like a zoo to us. Unfortunately, the restaurant... More

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cangowranch, Public Relations Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Sam Thank you very much for your review of our facility! We really appreciate your positive feedback. With regards to the issue about our restaurant, it is being addressed as we speak. We apologize that your experience was poor. This is normally not how we conduct our business. As a world-class zoological facility, we take any and all feedback... More

York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Was On a 5 week trip of the Cape and Had to include the Cango Wildlife Ranch. me and my friend who has mobility issues wanted to take in this sanctuary as we do have a love for this type of wildlife. The way they accommodate one is unbelievable . You are given a great welcome once getting there and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The wildlife ranch is a lovely experience. A fantastic outing for the whole family. The guides are very helpful and knowledgable. The whole experience is enjoyable from the visual side of being able to see lion, tiger ,leopard etc to standing inside an Avery and having birds feeding from your hand . Very educational for children and a lot of... More

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cangowranch, Public Relations Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Ant Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We really appreciate your positive feedback about your visit to the Ranch! As a world-class zoological facility, we appreciate any and all kind words spoken about our level of standards. The fact that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with the whole family is absolute music to our ears.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great day out with the family. Wonderfully knowledgable guides. Jason was a great guide. They really do a lot for wildlife conservation throughout the land. The animals all look well looked after and the enclosures are all natural and spacious.

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cangowranch, Public Relations Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Smith Thank you very much for your lovely review of our facility! We really appreciate all the kind words and the fact that you mentioned us being of great value to conservation efforts. As a world-class zoological facility, we pride ourselves on our level of standards and the work we do for wildlife, in particular for endangered species. It... More

great brak river RSA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A very nice presentation of animals who live obviously happy there with space and good care. Touch a baby cheetah or tiger, cuddle a maki and offer your kids a good day and a nice opportunity to look at the animal collection from close.

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