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Cango Wildlife Ranch

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Address: Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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+27 44 272 5593
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Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s...

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 animal encounter programs, where you can stroke a cheetah and touch a tiger, 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 PAAZAB(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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Awesome time!

My son and I recently visited the ranch and what a good experience it was! My son did the cage crocodile diving which of course was extremely exciting. He loved it! Otherwise... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Antoinette B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I recently visited the ranch and what a good experience it was! My son did the cage crocodile diving which of course was extremely exciting. He loved it! Otherwise, beautiful animals and friendly staff.

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Lephalale
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fun place with many animals. Great place to stop over and have a brief animal encounter. If you are limited of time you can opt to tour the ranch by yourself, which is faster and can be quite fun. Very helpful staff on the premises. The restaurant is also great serving up delicacies like Ostrich and Crocodile.

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Thank Sumesha D
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time at our facility. We would also like to thank you for commending our staff as wel as our restaurant, this means a great deal to us. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The croc dive was insanely good, such good value for money, looking back would have paid triple what i did for the experience. Jason the croc was suitably impressive. Saying that the ranch is great for all ages and the restaurant is good too. A really great place and this was my second time visiting here. Wonderful guides and keepers.... More 

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day Thank you so much for visiting our facility again and writing a review about us. We are so happy to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our croc cage diving and had the chance to enjoy the rest of our facility. We would also like to thank you for commending our staff - their work is... More 

HCMC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice informative and relaxing tour . Guides know there stuff and add some humor . A great place for lunch .

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at the Cango Wildlife Ranch! Thank you for taking the time to write this review to commend our guides and our restaurant, we value your opinion. We hope to welcome you back soon Kind Regards, More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although a little corny at times, this is always a great experience for kids. My daughter did the lemur encounter, which she loved. The animals are well cared for.

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your honest review, whether it is good or bad , we appreciate it as it allows us to better ourselves continuously. We are delighted to hear that your family had a splendid day at our facility and that your daughter had the opportunity to meet our lovely lemurs. Thank you for commending the care of... More 

johannesburg
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One the best widlife centres I have ever visited. Knowledgable guides, great service and close encounters with the animals.

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Thank you for visiting our facility and taking the time to write this review to commend our guides , service and of course, our beautiful animals. We are so happy that you had the chance to experience our close encounters as we... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A variety of animals to see. We had a very good guide. Perfect place to visit with young children. Very informative. We were able to feed some animals which was a big hit with our 4 year old son.

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Thank Maryke K
CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for visiting the Cango Wildlife Ranch and taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you and your son had a wonderful time at our facility and had the change to meet ,interact and learn about our animals. Thank you for commending our guide as well.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite a moment to have a loudly purring cheetah turn to lick my hand (he wasn't supposed to do that, as I was to remain behind him the whole time - but I wasn't arguing!). From the customer point of view, the Cango Wildlife Ranch is essentially a small, accessible zoo combined with the opportunity for a carefully-structured... More 

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7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guides are very knowledgable and fiendly. Memories a plenty made with our kids in the birds enclosure were you can purchase a small bowl of nectar to feed them. Was fun when they come close enough to sit on your hand or finger and showing the children how they use their tongues to feed. You need about an hour for... More 

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Firstly we would like to thank you for commending our facility, our guides an tours as well as our beautiful birds and restaurant, by taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful day with your family and had the chance to make some great memories with them whilst allowing... More 

Cambridgeshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides made the visit interesting and informative and added some humour. There was a good selection of animals to see but the cheetah's were very special. The experience of kneeling beside an almost fully grown cheetah and listening to it purr like a domestic cat as you stroked its head and behind its ears was amazing. You just have... More 

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CangoWildlifeTeam, Tourism Assistant at Cango Wildlife Ranch, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate it immensely. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience at our facility with our guided tour and that you could experience our amazing ambassador cheetah as they are truly something to admire. We hope to welcome you back soon Kind Regards, More 

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