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“Fantastic day out”

Cango Wildlife Ranch
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5-Day Private Garden Route Tour: Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant...
Ranked #3 of 28 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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic day out”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Fantastic day out, loved the animals, facilities were clean and modern, tour guide(Kevin) was great, animals are well looked after, very educational day.

Visited February 2013
Thank Dean F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A must do for some hands on with animals”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

A well run and maintained zoo, even though it calls itself a wildlife ranch, with plenty to see. It's a must if yu want some hands on time with cheetahs, tiger cubs, lemurs, caracals and servals, though be warned that if you do all that it'll put something of a dent in your wallet.

Visited February 2013
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Cango wildlife ranch was an unbelievable experience, where staff were amazingly friendly and happy to help with everything.

I had several animal encounters, all of which were great.

The staff let you spend a sufficient amount of time with all the animals and ask if you're satisfied while in the enclosure.

The best feature, which I haven't experienced anywhere else in the world, was a tour guide, who answered every question thrown at him and escorted us around the whole ranch.

Definitely recommend!!!

Visited December 2012
Thank Kelvin M
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79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“More of a Zoo than a ranch.”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Tucked away in rural South Africa this place really is a treat. It has many animals including most of the African Predators, and all very viewer and picture friendly. The tour includes Croc feeding, but unfortunately they were not interested the day we were there. The highlight fo us was taking our 9 year old grand daughter in to play with 2 Bengal tiger cubs for a very reasonable fee, and for a very reasonable time as well.

Visited January 2013
Thank vincem50
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Simons Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wildlife at a Glance”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Our English visitors were impressed with the number of wild life exhibits and the interaction with the tiger cubs and the lemurs. This is a chance to see real African (not the tigers, of course) big cats which you will not see that easily in the game parks where they roam freely.

Visited January 2013
Thank Bruce P
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