|CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH, OUDTSHOORN
|+27 (0) 44 272 5593
Cango Wildlife Ranch is accredited through PAAZA (Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and proudly hold a membership with WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Cango Wildlife Ranch has been in existence for 30 years and currently comprises of 90 different species of animals and over a 100 full-time staff. We provide guided tours which are fundamental in our education programs, giving each species a voice, and enlightening the public on animal and environmental issues. In order to bring these 'messages home' we have enveloped it in a fun and unique setting and proudly see ourselves as one-of-a-kind.
Cango Wildlife Ranch is one of only a handful in the country to have obtained accreditation from the world leader in the zoological industry. The Pan-African Association of Zoological Gardens and Aquaria (PAAZA) is an internationally recognised organisation with a world-renowned accreditation standard. Except for being exceptionally proud of our accreditation, we also understand how immensely important it is for institutions like ours to form part of a ‘ bigger picture’, to ensure our animal programs are always kept to the highest standards
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Guided tours at the Ranch commence at the entrance of the impressive Zimbakwe Temple Ruins guarded by the Nyami Nyami taking you into an ancient wonder world. Your first experience being that of an underwater viewing tank filled with rainbow coloured cichlids, baby crocodiles and peculiar terrapins. The tropical house allows you to walk freely amongst animals such as shy blue duiker, giant flying foxes and exotic birds.
Raised wooden walkways tempt you to explore the rest of the Valley Of Ancients which houses various exotic and endangered animals including the Cape Vulture, Madagascar Lemur, Greater Flamingo, Spotted-necked Otter, Pygmy Hippo, Marabou Stork and, of course the infamous Nile Crocodile.
Cheetahland, home to various big cats, including cheetah, Bengal tiger and African Leopard, as well as the rare White lion also forms part of your tour and from an elevated catwalk, you have a birds’ eye view of these magnificent creatures. Making every visit truly memorable, Cango Wildlife Ranch also added an interactive lorikeet aviary, Kuranda Forest, as well as a Wallaby Walkabout to your experience, bringing a piece of Australia to South Africa.
The Ranch also offers the very popular Natural Encounters programme where you are given the unique opportunity to interact with a variety of ambassador animals. When participating in this programme, you can stroke a cheetah or for the adventurous at heart, Crocodile Cage Diving with 4 meter Nile crocodiles is sure to get the adrenalin pumping or you can try to sit still while a python wraps itself around your shoulders! To capture your special moments, a professional photographer will take a picture of your Encounters and we can even print it for you on a coffee mug or a t-shirt.
Be Wild at Heart and complete your experience with a souvenir from our Curio Shop. The curios are from all over Africa and will be a remembrance of your holiday. We offer a wide variety of items from keyrings, cuddly toys, African carvings to unique clothing ranges for young and old.
Adding to the complete visitor experience, Cango Wildlife Ranch boasts two restaurants with delicious treats for your entire family, a children’s play and water park where the kids can run wild while Mom and Dad are able to enjoy a meal whilst keeping an eye on the children. Come and have the day of your life at Cango Wildlife Ranch!
Please contact the team at Cango Wildlife Ranch directly for bookings & enquiries