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“Awesome fun!”

Cango Wildlife Ranch
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Ranked #3 of 32 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Titusville, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome fun!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We joined a guided walking tour of the park and had a very passionate guide who told us all kinds of things about the resident animals. For a few bucks, we also enjoyed a one-on-one cheetah encounter. With out being that close you just don't know how LOUD a cheetah can purr!

Visited October 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Face to face with a big cat !!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We visited Cango Wildlife ranch in September. It is located on the north side of Oudtshoorn less than 2 miles from the centre. Our guide (Ed) was very knowledgeable and entertaining, he kept the tour very interesting.

Tours start every hour or so, and whilst we waited for Ed we visited meerkats and other small species. There was the usual souvenir shop and a cafe. Whilst not really noticing, I would say once inside the site is disabled friendly with no steps or ladders.

When the tour got underway, we visited endangered species before passing crocs and then the cats. This for me, was the best part of the tour as at the end (for approx. 200SAR) you could get into the pen with two cheetahs, stroke them and have a complimentary souvenir photograph taken with them, the ranger used my camera to take additional photographs and then Ed used it to take close shots FROM INSIDE the Tiger pen !! Rather him than me !!

I would not hesitate to recommend this site to all, it was good value overall. Visiting time 2 hours or so.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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35 reviews
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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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