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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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Nothing special or extraordinary

It is nice but nothing extraordinary. If you have done animal interactions before then you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ravneet249
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Delhi
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This place is trying so hard with people who care

I mean that sincerely. To a person, everybody we spoke to was working at this place because they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CHD6265
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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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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“cheetah cubs” (81 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

It is nice but nothing extraordinary. If you have done animal interactions before then you can easily give it a miss. There is crocodile cage dive here but we did that in capetown before so that didn’t really excite us. The place get closed by...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I mean that sincerely. To a person, everybody we spoke to was working at this place because they cared for the creatures and wanted to make a difference. We arrived late in the day (3:30) but just in time to join Winston's guided tour. This...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to see the animals being given the environments they have. Cango Wildlife Ranch is a lovely place to visit in Oudtshoorn, with informative guides and a good restaurant.More

Thank Amanda L
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Day It warms our hearts when visitors like you value the efforts we put into taking care of our animals and providing them with the best homes that we possibly can. Thank you for your review and we are glad you had an enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little wildlife sanctuary with plenty of animal interaction for people of all ages. Obviously the big cat part is the best where, for a price, you can get up close and personal. Stroking a Cheetah is an incredible experience and something I’ve always wanted...More

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Day We are so happy your experience at the ranch was a great one. We value your visit as well as your review. Just as a note: Cango Wildlife Ranch is zoological facility and not a sanctuary :-) Wishing you a wonderful year ahead....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited late in the day and were sad not to have made more time available. The facilities are lovely and the enclosures clean and well kept and in excellent condition. My son experienced the croc encounter and was enthralled. As a family of nature...More

Thank 159janitab
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day Now you have good reason to plan a follow up visit with us and spend the whole day :-) ! Thank you for your kind review. The fact that you notice how well we take care of all the animals in our care...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on this tour twice now - found it very informative - great place to take children - opportunity to adopt animals - they have a great restaurant and gift shop

Thank jonomad1
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Seems you had an all around great experience at the ranch and we are so happy about that! Thank you for your visit as well as your review - we appreciate it. Have a wonderful year... Kind Regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really impressed with how well maintained the establishment was. All the animal pens were clean and well designed and no bad smells at all which is unusual for a place like this. The animals looked in great condition. The layout of the ranch...More

Thank Leigh-Anne C
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Noticing how well maintained our establishment is, and that we take meticulous care of the areas where our animals call home - is absolutely fantastic to read. Thank you for taking the time out to send your review. Kind regards The Cango Wildlife...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this place it is worth the money and time. The guides are knowledgeable and are patient, animals seem to be in good condition. It’s really worth a visit especially if you got kids.

Thank deepuksa
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day! Thank you for your visit AND your review!!! We appreciate you. Have a wonderful 2018 Kind regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Great tour guides. Informative and helpful. Felt very safe despite the potential to trip!

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was such an amazing experience. All the interesting facts and information about the animals. And the crocodile cage dive was super exhilarating... Super experience. The staff are well informed and friendly...More

Thank Mishka P
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CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day Our staff are a really dedicated bunch and work tirelessly every single day to make sure you learn everything you can about the animals in our care and take away the conservation message we offer - and they make sure you enjoy every...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
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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