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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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Intersting Place

In many ways it's a zoo but in a very small area and one gets an opportunity to see the animals at... read more

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gauravbagga
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New Delhi, India
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An amazing experience

Visiting Cango is an amazing experience. Take a tour first and then take part in one of the natural... read more

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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%
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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 6625, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In many ways it's a zoo but in a very small area and one gets an opportunity to see the animals at very close quarters. The layout of the Ranch is very cleverly done and keeps the interest alive.Animals and birds look cheerful and healthy...Lions...More

Thank gauravbagga
CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Day We appreciate you taking the time to review Cango Wildlife Ranch. Thank you! Yes, we are an accredited and multi award winning zoological facility. Our animals are paramount to us and we are happy to hear that your experience among them was so...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting Cango is an amazing experience. Take a tour first and then take part in one of the natural encounters. This is something really special and unforgettable.More

Thank Lena905
CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Day To hear that you had a unforgettable experience during your visit to our facility makes us so happy. Thank you for writing your review. It would be great to see you again in future. Wishing you a blessed festive season. Kind regards The...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Being a wildlife ranch I was concerned it would just be a zoo; however, it is much more. They work with other countries to breed rarer species and put them back in the wild, and to protect and breed rarer African species. The animals are...More

Thank BobMarshall666
CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Day Thank you so much for your hearty review! We appreciate you taking the time to do so. The funds generated from our facility and encounter programs go towards our Cheetah Preservation Foundation. Through this foundation, we have been able to fund our own...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited over several years and are impressed by the way the animals seem well looked after and happy. Lions, tigers, cheetahs, crocodiles, bats and many othersMore

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

Good Day It is absolutely wonderful to hear that you are a recurring visitor! Please be sure to arrange to do a behind the scenes tour with your next visit. Looking forward to welcoming you again and again! You are welcome to share special moments...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Cango wildlife park/ranch is a great afternoon/day out spent walking around a great selection of wild animals,with some you can interact with the wardens ,there are big cats,crocodiles,hippos,meerkats and some really colourful birds,, and fish in huge tanks ,you can take the skywalk which takes...More

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

Good Day Your review is so positive. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. We really appreciate your view and the fact that you value the work that we do. Just to clarify, the Pygmy Hippo you saw is not a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing experience! We had a guided tour which was very informative and a lot of fun. Our tour guide was very helpful and friendly. The facilities and enclosures are well maintained and the animals are in great condition. They also take part...More

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

Good Day We are simply over the moon with your review!!! Thank you for your wonderful and positive feedback. It really warms our hearts to know that you had such a wonderful time at our facility and that you now speak so highly of us....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from South Africa I am used to different types of animal viewings, from smaller zoos to the vastness of the Kruger Park. Do not go here expecting the Kruger, expect closer encounters and meeting people that truly love what they are doing and also...More

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

Good day Thank you so much for writing your review. We absolutely appreciate the fact that you recognized the passion that we put forth every single day at our facility. You are spot on when you say "it is all about the animals", because they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guided tours leave hourly, or you can walk round by yourself. Our guide was very informative. We revisited the enclosures where we wanted to spend some more time. There are also animal encounters available if you want to get up close to some of the...More

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

Good Day It never seizes to put smiles on our faces when we read positive feedback like yours. Thank you for the time you took to review us. We work tirelessly to ensure our facility remains world class and to ensure that the animals in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is well organised with opportunities given to have the experience of getting close up to a number of animals. The guided tour was informative and well worth taking.I thought some of the conditions the animals were kept in could have been better but...More

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

Good day Thank you for leaving your review here on TripAdvisor, we value your input and are thankful that you had an overall good experience with us. We are a privately owned zoological facility and are not supported by government funding. All funds to keep...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the best activity and place to visit in Knysna to explore lions, cheetas and other wildlife and take pictures with them. The highlight was watching the white tigers in the zooMore

Thank Rishi Raj M
CangoWildlifeTeam, Manager at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Thank you kindly for taking the time to positively review us on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your effort. It makes us happy to know that you enjoyed your time spent at Cango Wildlife Ranch, in Oudtshoorn. Hope to see you again. Kind regards...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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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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