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Cango Wildlife Ranch

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Address: Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 5593
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08:30 - 16:30
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Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s...

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!

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Our hotel recommended we visit the Ranch. We thought it might be a typical tourist trap. How wrong we were. It's very well set up to view the animals and the rangers we met were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended we visit the Ranch. We thought it might be a typical tourist trap. How wrong we were. It's very well set up to view the animals and the rangers we met were wonderful and cared about the animals. The highlight for us was being with the baby cheetahs. A must visit place for animal lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my visited the cango wild life ranch and we enjoyed alot as the guided tour is amazing you gotta so many different animals under one roof . This pace is much much better then the lion safari in Johannesburg as it has lions tigers cheetah etc etc many more animals. the tour will take about an hour to... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started our afternoon at Cango Wildlife Ranch with a guided tour. Guides are extremely knowledgable and you are sure to learn a lot from it. There are tons upon tons of different species of animals including a big cat sanctuary. If you buy a premium ticket of pay at the ranch you can also have an an animal encounter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love big cats then this place is definitely worth a visit. We did encounters with the adult cheetah and junior cheetahs and it was amazing. Great conservation work and having the privilege of being in the enclosure with these cats was unforgettable.

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Thank sunshine3227
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here as much, and also that you spent time with our amazing ambassador cheetah! Thank you so much for writing about your experience, we really appreciate your positive feedback, and hope that your moment with these amazing animals ignited a deep love and respect for their plight and presence... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great afternoon out with lots of wildlife to view. You can follow one of the guides who have great knowledge about each animal. The layout of the Ranch is very good with one exhibit leading in to another. We were pleasantly surprised as got the ranch as part of a 2 day package where we were staying as possibly... More 

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, We are just as glad that your trip surprised you with a visit here. We hope your experience was memorable and that learning about all the various animals inspired a renewed respect and understanding for them. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, The Cango Wildlife Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remains an entertaining experience. Facilities and animals are kept in excellent condition. Felines are an absolute highlight! Lemurs and otter also magical. Staff enthusiastic and friendly. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Thank Hopscotch1711
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your return visit! We are elated that you enjoyed your time here as much and really appreciate you taking note of how healthy our animals are. Looking forward to your next visit soon! Kind Regards, The Cango Wildlife Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wildlife park is as much a zoo as anything else but is a fun day. We stroked cheetahs and we're assured that they were not drugged. There is a wide range of animals and for me, the golden lions and leopards stole the show. This was a really fun day.

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Thank SteMar247
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you very much for your visit! I'm so glad that you decided to spend time with our ambassador cheetahs. Yes, they are definitely not drugged at all, that would go against everything that we stand for. Did you know that cats naturally sleep over 12 hours a day? For such well-known predator animals, they sure know how... More 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice day at the ranch, will return when we visit Oudshoorn again. The animals seem to be well looked after well done to all the staff

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your visit - We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and that we can look forward to welcome you back when you return to our area! I hope you fell inlove with our animals and that your return visit will bring you even more joy than the first! Kind Regard,... More 

Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter is very much fond of animals. we came to know about encounter with animals through its web site and decided to experience the encounter. Our tour guide was fantastic and informative. Here all the staff were very much co-operative and encouraged to experience cheetah encounter. My husband and my daughter went for this cheetah encounter. wow..what an amazing... More 

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Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to take the kids to view our diverse animal kingdom. Just wish that they will not promote their donations that much and give more attention to interesting facts about the animals. Overall a very nice destination and family orientated place.

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Thank DeonGoosen
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you very much for your visit. I'm so glad that all-in-all you enjoyed your time here with your family and kids. I hope that they embraced the opportunity to learn more about all the magnificent animals we house! I apologize that you felt too much time was given to promoting the adoption options. Just like all of... More 

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