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“Friendly guides and lots to see”

Cango Wildlife Ranch
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Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Oudtshoorn
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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 animal encounter programs, where you can stroke a cheetah and touch a tiger, 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 PAAZAB(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
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Friendly guides and lots to see”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Located just outside Oudtshoorn on the way to Cango Caves, we spent about 3 hours in the Wildlife ranch and enjoyed the experience.

On entry you join a guided tour which takes you around all the attractions with an entertaining commentary. The tour ends in the Big Cats enclosure where you can see lions, tigers and cheetahs moving around their compounds.

There is an opportunity to meet some of the animals face to face and although this is promoted by the guide, it isn't a hard sell. The most awesome sight are the crocs, plenty in their pool and they were all moving around - maybe feeding time was due!

There are a couple of places to have something to eat and prices seemed reasonable. Parking is right outside the entrance.

Well worth a visit if you are staying in the town.

Visited September 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing! A must see!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Ranch is just amazing! The grounds are beautiful, and the animals are well looked after! all the staff have a great attitude, and you can feel their passion for the animals. The animal interaction was great, i often find this a rip off, but not here, it was well worth it. I did the crocodile diving, and it comes with great bragging rights. Bring your camera, and be prepared to pay for all the extras, but its well worth the money spent. I would travel back to Oudshoorn just to visit the ranch!

Visited June 2013
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“Will come again, Definitely”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Great day at the Ranch. Very informative and educational - big ups to Kevin our tour guide, thanks for a sweet tour.

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George, RSA
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“Great day”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

What a lovely day, with a wonderfull guide. Kevin did a great job ! The animals are in great condition. Will def go again !!!!!!!!! ...................

Visited September 2013
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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My Animal Encounters at Cango Wildlife Ranch”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Absolutely Amazing!

I loved the animal encounters! I am someone who only spends money when I REALLY want something, and this was money worth spent!
I have ALWAYS wanted to pet a Cheetah, so this was definately the right place for me to be. He started purring as we petted him, the most adorable thing ever!

The young Tiger...wow! What a beautiful Cat! I can't say I was nervous, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Perhaps the most entertaining were the Lemurs, distracted by some maintenance that was going on around us, they had very little regard for the people waiting to play with them...but when they land on your head...well, it's definately an experience worth having.

I would love to go back one day when they have babies, and Lions, I want to pet lions...

Regardless of what's on display, I'd go back over and over and over again!

Visited July 2013
Thank Samantha R
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