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Cango Wildlife Ranch

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Address: Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 5593
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s...

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!

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great place for a family

you see a lot of animals and if you want, you can even touch the cheetahs. Be careful, if there are buses parking in front the ranch. It can be quite crowded inside and thats not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Heusenstamm, Germany
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Heusenstamm, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you see a lot of animals and if you want, you can even touch the cheetahs. Be careful, if there are buses parking in front the ranch. It can be quite crowded inside and thats not really amusing. The staff is really friendly and also takes pictures of you with the cheetahs with your private camera.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by our visit and found this small zoo much better than anticipated. The guided tour was informative and entertaining, helped by the passion of Ed - our guide. My wife particularly enjoyed the encounter with the young cheetahs, worth the extra money. In fact, the whole experience was good value for money - despite the current... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent work being done here with endangered cheetahs & other animals. Covered walkways round the park mean comfort even at midday. Very informative guides & a pleasure to visit

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we value your opinion very much! We are happy to hear that you could spend the day in comfort with us, while enjoying our educational tour with our guides about our endangered animals and their conservation. We hope to see you in the future! Kind Regards, More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The ranch offers a lot of wild animals. Crocodiles, cheetahs, lions, leopards, tigers, birds, snakes, etc. For me, these animals simply had too little space. This made me sad to see that. Our guide did a very well job with a lot of Information. If you in general, not a fan of zoos, don't go there. If you don't care... More 

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Thank mschnyde
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you very much for your visit, as well as your honest opinion. It often happens that the enclosures look small after you view the sweeping landscapes of a game reserve, but I assure you that our animals are quite happy and we make sure the enclosures are big enough to suit their needs. To add to the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well worth a visit if you are in the area. I have been more than once, and will more than likely go again. This place is a real gem with lots to see and experience, a great place to shoot pictures, see wildlife, get up close and personal with cheetahs and see conservation and wildlife rescue in action. Whether it... More 

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your continuous support! It means the world to us and even more to our animals. We are thrilled to know that our conservation message, plight of our animals and passion for our work has been successfully transferred to you, our valued guest. Our work is our passion and our passion is our pride.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Samantha was an excelent guide. The ranch was very interesting. Good to watch all the beautiful animals.

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, We are delighted to know that we could provide you with such a unique and interesting experience with our beautiful animals and eager staff, thank you for taking the time to write a review to let us know. Our guides are very passionate about their work, especially about introducing you to our precious animals, therefore we would also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a family with young children Feb 2017. No queues and reasonably priced (at least with exchange rate) to get in. Good selection of rare and wonderful animals all well cared for, although some of the big cats have slightly small enclosures. You can get a good view of all animals. We chose to have a tour, it was... More 

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Johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically a large zoo with conservation slant. This is ranch has a massive selection of animals obviously well-loved by hordes of staff and volunteers.

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate each review, as it always helps us better ourselves where we can. We are glad to hear that our conservation message came through as we pride ourselves in educating people through our guided tours, about each of our endangered animals' importance and plight. Our work is our passion, therefore... More 

london
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do on your travels. What a wonderful day we had today .we were greeted by a guy called Matts who took us on a tour of the ranch . He was fantastic lots of information given,, about all the animals ,also he was very funny ,great chap great sense of humour . Highlight of our day... More 

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Thank veronica42
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for writing your beautiful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and will surely relay the message to Matts too. Please travel safely and come back for a visit again soon! Kind Regards, The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't a zoo but a dedicated conservation project. We enjoyed the variety of wildlife available to see and the detailed tour offered. Small criticism - our guide was extremely passionate in his commitment to conservation but at times we felt like we were being lectured about why nature needs looking after, we get it, that's why we went.You should... More 

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Thank Dovinesque
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your visit! We are so glad that you took note of our conservation efforts. Sorry about the guide being a little bit eager, we are all exceptionally passionate about what we do and that might have seeped over a little bit too much. Please travel safely, and come visit us again soon! Kind... More 

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