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“Fun Experience”

Cango Wildlife Ranch
Ranked #3 of 34 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 young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is really an elaborate zoo and a completely different experience to going on safari. However, both are well worth doing. There are all the different kinds of animals you would expect or want to see and the hour tour is fun and informative.

The real highlight are the animal encounters; 4 members of our party opted for the chance to have their photo taken with a fully grown Cheetah as well as stroke it. This was a real thrill and I would highly recommend this.

Thank Martia_C
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We spent a very enjoyable time at Cango and were impressed by the friendliness of the staff. Our tour of the big cats was made interesting by Ed - thanks. The lemurs stole right into my heart - such gentle lovely creatures.
I will recommend this venue to the tourists as a "must" when they go to Oudtshoorn!
We also had a very enjoyable meal in the restaurant where there were interesting dishes on the menu - ostrich and crocodile tail - it is worth trying these exotic treats.

Thank jean0409
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We went in the off season so it was really quiet. The park is lovely. All the animals look in good health, although the cheetahs looked a little on the porky side... It is laid out really well. The croc diving was going on, which I might have done, but it was winter. We really enjoyed our visit. We had a great lunch in the restaurant, which was very reasonably priced. On the whole a great day out.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

As someone who has grown up going to natural reserves I am always wary of rehabilitation facilities but Cango is outstanding. They include an hour tour for visitors to have the opportunity to learn about the animals that they are rehabilitating and their conservation efforts. The opportunities to touch animals in order to learn about them more closely, helps to deepen your respect for them. Thank you to our guide Kevin, as well as the experience team Adi, Lumari, Safiso and Leighton. Went above and beyond to accommodate us and our needs!

Thank NatHill77
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a unique complex of probably over 400 species of animals, fishes, birds, reptiles/snakes, all in large enclosures with easy walkways linking them. In an easy 2 hrs you can walk the whole complex that includes white lions, cheetas you can touch, alligators that feed feet away from you; birds and bats to delight the wildest imagination, snakes and reptiles to engage the wildest emotions! Ideal for families with special areas where kids can play and delightful cafes/restaurants. Its just 2 kms outside Oudtshoorn which is in the centre of the Garden Route approx 500 kms from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Its just an exceptional concept beautifully empathetic to the creatures. John Webster in Wilderness

Thank ClarkWDerbys
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