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“Fun animal 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Cango wildlife ranch is an excellent way to spend he day watching wild animals in close quarters. It is about a two hour guided walk through the ranch where the guide introduces you to each of the animal, explaining their habitat, food and other interesting trivia which is quite engaging. So one actually gets to see white tigers, leopards, caracals, lions,otters, crocodiles and many other animals. They also have a snake park. Overall it's a fun experience especially for kids and quite educational too. For an extra price you could also have an animal encounter where the ranch authorities let you into the enclosure of an animal for some time. However the best way to make this trip memorable is to adopt an animal from the ranch. Which means you could agree to pay a modest amount in a year to look after an animal of your choice and the ranch authorities keep sending you updates on the health and well being of that particular animal.

Thank Aparuparayganguly
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

As a visitor you first go on a guided tour, which gives a lot of information. After the tour you are free to walk around on your own. They have lots of animals, not only from africa, but from all over the world.

Thank T B
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

So many animals close up! It has spoilt me for any other zoo. Nothing could compare with it. Playing with the lemurs and patting the cheetah was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All animals looked so content and well cared for. Staff were friendly and helpful and very knowledgable. A wonderful experience overall.

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Of all the sights I visited in S AFRICA, this has got to be the most educational and eye opening tour of all. The sick knowledge of species going extinct because of Man's cruelty to animals, and the attempts at mating endangered species is most awe inspiring. Definitely a must see for people visiting this part of the country!

Thank Rupert S
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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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