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“A Good Place Doing Excellent Work”

Cango Wildlife Ranch
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5-Day Private Garden Route Tour: Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant...
Ranked #3 of 29 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Good Place Doing Excellent Work”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

We enjoyed a good afternoon here and were guided around the park by "Ronny", she helped make the visit with her knowledge and light hearted banter. This place is well run and helps with the conservation of some of our more endangered wildlife But at the end of the day it is still a zoo so you will have to make up your own mind as to if it's the place for you to visit.

Visited February 2014
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“nice animals but feels too much like a zoo”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

It is basically a zoo with the additional option of petting the wild animals for a fee. The settings are beautiful, the guides very friendly. Haven't tried the restaurant.

Visited February 2014
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“A must of the must do's”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

The guides and staff are friendly, informed and eager to assist.

The prices are good and you don't have to pay for your encounter photos.

The ranch is so well kept and you can see all the animals are happy in their homes.

The food is fantastic!

The ultimate was the crocodile cage diving - money well spent and an experience of a lifetime - they let us stay in the water for a while, which was awesome, you don't feel rushed.

Likewise with the snow/white tiger cub encounters - another awesome experience.

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I would definately recommend this place to anybody! No matter what age its definately worth every cent paid whivh isnt even that much! The views of the animals are breath taking!

Visited December 2013
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“Cango Wildlife Ranch”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The tour guide was just as entertaining as the animals. :-) the cubs were adorable and the park layout very well done

Visited December 2013
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