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“get in touch with the big cats”

Cango Wildlife Ranch
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5-Day Private Garden Route Tour: Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant...
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Oudtshoorn
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 encounter programs, where you can meet an ambassador cheetah, 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 PAAZA (Pan-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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Lisbon, Portugal
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“get in touch with the big cats”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The wildlife ranch is easily accessable from the baron van reede street, situated 1 km out of town. Due to a lack of time we left out the guided tour (you'll need to pay normal entrance fee anyway) and went directly to the animals encounter desk. We've paid for Cheetah, Tiger Cubs and Lemur encounters, which in total is quite a bill but it is worth that great experience!
Don't expect a big game reserve, it is more like a Zoo with white lions, leopards, cheetahs, cute lynx cubs, lemurs and a fine collection of poison snakes (and some more animals).

Visited January 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Excellent place to visit - highlight was petting the Tiger Cubs! This is a must while in the area and at a good price too!

Visited January 2013
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Munster, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“well-organized tours, knowledgeable guides”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Had a great day at the Wildlife Ranch, expecially the crocodile encounter was a highlight for our teenage son. The marketing for the encounters are a bit overdone and that is a drawback of the all in all well-kept premises. Staff was very good and the animals seemed all well-kept. Yet the encounters had a bit of a basar-atmosphere and the animals there seemed a bit apathetic.

Visited December 2012
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Sedgefield, South Africa
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94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awesome awesome awesome”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

From the moment you arrive you are met with well trained friendly staff. Then animals are just awesome. Cango wildlife ranch is a must see when visiting this area.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Experience of a life time!!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The animals are a sight for sore eyes!! The encounters that one can do whilst visiting the Wildlife Ranch is incredible! A must see when visiting Oudtshoorn!!

Visited October 2012
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