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Cango Wildlife Ranch

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191 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 5593
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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!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (98 reviews)
“cheetah cubs” (76 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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191 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 5593
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent a few hours here and found the experience most informative. The wildlife are well taken care of, considering they are in large fenced areas. The highlight was petting very gently) the cheetahs. Both of us took the opportunity and it was pretty exciting. The...More

Thank paulowlcourt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is more to see in Odtsohorn than just the ostriches, this is one of the places to visit, always so much to see

Thank Jerry G
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourist Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good day, Thank you for taking time to write about your experience, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again for another visit. Kind regards, The Cango Wildlife Ranch

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place to spend a couple of hours - it is basically a small zoo but the highlight is definitely a personal encounter with some of the animals which you have to pay extra for. We opted to stroke the cheetahs as...More

Thank barbarella50
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourist Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good day, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience at our facility. We are so glad that you had the amazing opportunity to meet our ambassador cheetah up close and personal, as it is a once in a lifetime...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

In planning our trip to South Africa we included a trip to Oudtshoorn and the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Knowing this would be our only chance to visit we opted for the VIP tour with as many animal encounters as we could. The staff made us...More

Thank Jonathan G
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourist Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good day, Thank you for including us in your trip. We are so glad you enjoyed the VIP tour as it takes you behind the scenes to show you how we go about our daily passionate tasks in keeping our animals in tip top condition...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this placewhilst on holiday in S Africa.This is not a Ranch nor can it be called such it is a Zoo, and a rather small one at that.Very overated and commercialised. Cheetah encounter was not very good although i did touch /stroke one, it...More

Thank lindsay k
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good day, Thanks for your honest opinion. We’re sorry you did not have a special connection to what we offer and that our conservation message did not speak to you. Though you might feel that we are just an ordinary zoo, this is not actually...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our two young kids and they had a great time. While we have seen much better enclosures at other zoos (particularly for the big cats), taking it for what it is, the kids loved seeing all the animals, and it was well...More

Thank Odyssey_Kirsten
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your time here. We are always elated to hear when kids enjoy their visit as much - seeing as they are the future these animals are clinging to! Please travel safely, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we heard about this place while planning our trip to South Africa, we knew we had to go there, especially for the encounters. First we had a guided tour through all the sections of the zoo. And then it was time for our encounter;...More

Thank Guido-Krystyna W
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourist Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience here at the Ranch and also your contribution towards our natural encounter program. We are so glad that you enjoyed you day with us. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience at the Cango Wildlife Ranch with my kids! Staff very friendly, helpful and informative with an amazing Lemur encounter 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼More

Thank delanor279
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourist Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day, We are extremely pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time at our facility and had the amazing opportunity to meet with our ambassador Lemurs. Thank you for commending our staff, they are very important to us. Hope that you come back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually a zoo. You get to see s few interesting animals But no question that the highlight of the place is patting s Cheetah. Of course you are surrounded by staff but it is an experience!!!

Thank Ronygr
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourist Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day, Thank you very much for your visit, as well as you contribution by taking part in the Natural Encounter Program, we, and our valued animals sincerely appreciate it. Kind Regards, The Cango Wildlife Ranch

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 hours with 5 & 7 year old children. Went around park twice. Could have gone again! Must do guided tour then can redo in own time. Animals in superb condition (especially lions!). Cant go to Oudtshoorn without visiting

1  Thank Gavin J
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourist Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your time here! We are so glad you and your family had such a great day. Hope that you come back for a visit again soon. Kind Regards, The Cango Wildlife Ranch

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nicole_henry508
27 December 2016|
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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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Chantal W
8 November 2016|
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Response from packyderm | Reviewed this property |
There were several interactions. Well organised but you take the animals as you find them.
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Kimberly B
9 August 2016|
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Response from CangoWildlifeTeam | Property representative |
Good morning! Yes, our age restriction is 5 - 13 years with a guardian and 14 years and older can go on their own. Please also note that our cage diving will only open up again by mid-September as crocodiles are really... More
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