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Cango Wildlife Ranch

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191 Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 5593
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Great educational experience.

We had a marvelous time with some great people who really care about their animals and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gregory T
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Abilene, Texas
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Wonderful canopy walk above animals who are well looked after.

Marvellous view of many animals, especially of big cats via a canopy walk, affording close up views... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Raymond K
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Kent, England
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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!
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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191 Baron Van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a marvelous time with some great people who really care about their animals and conservation. All of the animals seemed healthy and happy as well as being beautiful. Jake's was a phenomenal guide! This place, staff, and people like Jake's are the best...More

Thank Gregory T
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Day Wow - we are so humbled by your kind words. The fact that you had such a great time at our facility is heartwarming. Thank you for your review. Kind regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Marvellous view of many animals, especially of big cats via a canopy walk, affording close up views of animals in large enclosures. Excellent for close up photos of big cats especially Animals well card for. Great value. Very informative Guide.

Thank Raymond K
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Day Thank you for your kind review. Wishing you well for the rest of 2018. Kind regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My trip to Cango was the best experience I could have hoped for!!! The animals are beautiful and treated like VIP’s! The experiences were moving to say the least and introduced me to some amazing conservation projects I’ll definately be supporting! If you only have...More

Thank Kylie E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its ok, not great, seems a bit like a zoo to me... and being in South Africa this is not the best. We did enjoy the cheetah the crocs, the birds, but all is caged. The cheetahs are for protecting them and thats good.More

Thank Carl R
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day Yes, you are quite right - we are a registered zoological facility. If you visit our website we provide you with the history of Cango Wildlife Ranch. We pride ourselves as being one of the only accredited zoological facilities in South Africa -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cango Wildlife Ranch is a zoo/theme park experience. I am not a fan of zoos, especially in South Africa, but this place does necessary work on the cheetah population rescuing and rehabilitating the cats. It was crowded during my visit with parents and children....More

Thank William J
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day We appreciate that you took the time to review us. It is wonderful that you realize that our facility is a cut above the rest - as it is our daily aim and pride. Although we include theming on the ranch, we aren't...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mats as our guide ,it was one of the best wildlife ranches I have been to ,the animals are well taken care of and in good health .it is a must visit

Thank Yash S
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Day What a positive review - thank you so much. Mats will be very pleased that you found his tour so enjoyable. We look forward to hosting your future visit. Kind regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit of Cango wildlife ranch with a professional guide named Rani make it very pleasant experience. It was much different than an typical Indian Zoo.

Thank kdshah19dec56
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Day Thank you for leaving such a nice review. Have a wonderful rest of your trip in South Africa Kind regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After spending a full day, walking and taking so many photos. We had such a wonderful experience at Cango Wildlife Ranch. The grounds and animals are looked after amazingly. They also offer encounters with certain animals, so I had a one on one interaction with...More

Thank LMojito22
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Day We have very strict protocols in place when it comes to our animals and their safety, as well as the safety of our visitors. It is great to know that you recognize this and appreciate the work that we do. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the park last Sunday! Was unsure what to expect, but the park is amazing! Really informative guides and friendly staff throughout! Did a guided tour and was fortunate enough that a volunteer joined us I believe his name was Stephen, extremely friendly, knowledgeable and...More

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Good Day Thank you for recognizing the work we do! We will not disappoint you. And we will LOVE to host you as volunteers at the Ranch! Kind regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

A lovely way to interact with animals while ensuring that path across to view is built from the top. So it is like you let them live in natural environment which is all the more necessary. The animals also looked in fantastic condition. I paid...More

Thank Viral P
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good Day Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience with Raven. She is such a phenomenal cheetah. Please take comfort in the fact that we will never tranquilize our animals. Doing so will go against our...More

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San-Mari N
28 April 2018|
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Response from CangoWildlifeTeam | Property representative |
Good day! Apologies for only picking up on your enquiry now! All our rates are listed and updated on our website which I unfortunately cannot list here. You'll easily find it once you Google search: Cango Wildlife... More
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docgpk123
13 December 2017|
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Response from CangoWildlifeTeam | Property representative |
Good Day Thank you for contacting us. Children younger than 14 participating in the applicable encounters must be accompanied by an adult. For the cheetah encounter children need to be 12yrs of age or older and at least 1.5... More
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nicole_henry508
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Response from CangoWildlifeTeam | Property representative |
Good morning! Oudtshoorn is about 450km from Cape Town, so a day trip might be a bit tight, as we also want you to be able to spend enough time here to ensure a well-rounded visit. Our beautiful town does however, offer... More
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