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Cango Wildlife Ranch

#3 of 32 things to do in Oudtshoorn Features Animals
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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“cheetah cubs” (76 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
191 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 44 272 5593
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Reviewed yesterday

we went here because we were traveling to knysa. it is a really nice stop. the park is big and you can have a walk around with the caretakers who explain everything about the animals.the best part was taking Pictures with the animals. leopards are...More

Thank V_2020
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is nothing more than a zoo. They have nice animals for sure, but a lot of cages and they try to make you a sponsor of animals. Only visit when you have spare time.

Thank Rick v
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this park for the second time. I have to say my experience was much better the first time. It's a beautiful park and I definitely recommend to anyone to pay a visit. Whether you do a guided tour or have fun on your own,...More

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Cango Wildlife ranch was previously a crocodile farm and is now a wildlife center. Very nice and clean park with some beautiful animals. The animal encounters are wonderful. This way you can for example touch a young Cheetah. Only be aware that children need...More

Thank Christophe H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited this establishment before, but was very pleasantly surprised on our present visit to see what they have done to the place, a lot of improvement. So lovely to see how they care for the animals and put them first. Well worth a...More

Thank elsabejansevanrensbu
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in the area so decided on recommendation to pop in here for a few hours. The tour was very good and informative but we didn't need much more time here than that. The big cats were great thou.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating and informative trip to the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Our guide, Ed, was extremely knowledgeable, clearly cared about what he was doing and was extremely entertaining. We got to see some amazing creatures that were out and about and not hiding (and they seemed happy...More

Thank Jane M
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your beautiful review, and for taking the time to tell others about it! We always love hearing back and are so proud to have been able to facilitate this great experience for you & your family! Please visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were supposed to have cheetah encounters at Cheetah Outreach in Cape Town towards the end of our trip to South Africa, but I thought we'd give it a try at this place since we were in town. I'm glad we did because we were...More

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

Good day, Thank you so many times for your great review! We appreciate you writing about your experience and allowing other viewers an insight to your time here. Though we always want you to have fun wherever you are,we are ecstatic that our facility pleasantly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most informative and well laid parks I have ever been to. Great selection of species including big cats, crocs, hippos snakes and much more. The guide was excellent and the whole park was in a beautiful setting.More

Thank Grant S
CangoWildlifeTeam, Marketing & PR Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good day, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your time here! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and that you got to meet all of our beautiful animals! Hope you have a lovely day, and that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More a zoo type of visit with some.organized tour Some things were a bit old and need for some animals something better Cat environment with white lion, white tiger and leopards was great Rest indeed need some renewals ...More

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

Good day, Thank you for your honest review. We are glad that you thought our cat enclosure sufficed. We would love to be in contact with you regarding the areas you felt needed upgrading - please feel free to contact us, we would greatly appreciate...More

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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
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.
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