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“Great Place”

Cango Wildlife Ranch
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 16, 2013

A very worthwhile place to visit, the work they are doing is fantastic. The tour was very interesting & informative, Duggy was terrific and very humorous, we really enjoyed it. The grounds & enclosures are all so well maintained and clean it is a pleasure to see animals in captivity so well looked after!

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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).

Thank Worldcitizen_12
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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!

Thank slipshaney
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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.

Thank HillaF
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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.

Thank KingfisherWC
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