Established in 1977, the Cango Wildlife Ranch is Internationally recognised as one of South Africa’s premier attractions in the Southern Cape, providing visitors with a world-class experience like no other. We are conveniently situated on the road to the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn, on the well-established Garden Route and Route 62.
VALLEY OF ANCIENTS
Our 60-minute guided tour starts in an ancient temple inhabited by giant flying foxes, exotic birds, shy blue duiker, under-water viewing of dazzling cichlids and giant river turtles. A Malawian lakeshore home to attractive red river hogs and prehistoric giant water monitors will evoke the curiosity of all! Next up, our vulture cliff face where endangered Cape vultures roost and share their leftovers with the bizarre looking Marabou Stork.
This themed walk-through experience promises to entertain and enthral visitors, at the same time leaving them very aware of the pressing modern day conservation issues our fragile planet is presently threatened with. Our comical Madagascan ring-tailed lemurs, portly pygmy hippo and busy-bodied spotted necked otters have their own unique way of greeting explorers in this natural wonder world.
After crossing the hanging bridge over Snapper Gorge, our visitors are given the opportunity of a once in a lifetime opportunity to plunge into our world first and only Croc Cage Dive, which will get the adrenalin rushing in the bravest of souls!
As they power themselves out of the water to snatch food from the hands of our guides, the Nile Crocodiles at our “Jumping Jaws” pool provide a great reminder of the brute strength and agility which has enabled these ancient relics to survive through the aeons.
From a meandering, elevated catwalk in Cheetahland, visitors have a bird’s eye-view of some of the world’s most endangered and unique big cats - the rare white Bengal tiger, the cheetah and the white lion.
As our visitors walk above these magnificent cats, in their large natural enclosures, our experienced guides will take you on a fun-filled and informative tour, highlighting the plight of these mighty animals.
Our professionally run Natural Encounters program allows guests to get up close and personal and interact with select ambassador species. Aside from croc cage diving mentioned above, encounters can also be enjoyed with our tigers, cheetah, snakes, lorikeets and other animals as and when available.
As South Africa’s oldest and longest big cat contact center we strive to maintain the highest level of safety and professional ethic. Our trained staff will ensure that visitors have the day of their lives!
Our fully kitted photographic department will capture that special moment on camera providing each participating client with a complimentary photograph they will cherish forever!
A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE
Over and above our guided tour, visitors to the Ranch are welcome to take a leisurely walk through our interactive lorikeet aviary, Kuranda Forest, or wander amongst our wallabies in Wallaby Walkabout. Our Snake Park, home to glowing green gecko’s and the worlds largest venomous snake, the magnificent king cobra plus many more slippery serpents promises to bring out the inquisitive nature of even the most fearful!
Let the kids run wild in our Kidz Zone which includes a waterpark with water jets for those steamy hot days - a safe play park for all ages, which includes a petting farm, certain to keep our younger visitors happily entertained.
FOR THE HUNGRY
Cango Wildlife Ranch is exceptionally well prepared to cater to the palate of our visitors. We have 3 differently styled and unique restaurants catering to our visitors varying requirements:
We look forward to serving you and your clients at our fully licensed Turtle’s Restaurant. Relax in this tranquil atmosphere on our wooden deck, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and experience a taste of Klein Karoo hospitality.
We request that you book in advance, whether your groups will be eating off the tour groups’ set menus or a-la-carte, as we would like to offer you and your clients the best service possible. Tour group menus, for all tastes, are available on request.
GRUNTS FAST FOOD RESTAURANT – SEASONAL VENUE
This rain forest themed 100-seater fast food restaurant is ideal for a quick bite or take-away meal. The ;size of the deck overlooking the children’s water and play park allows us to accommodate larger tour groups for meals or pre-arranged dinners. Lunch packs to be enjoyed off-premises can also be arranged for your convenience.
THE WALLOW – PRE-BOOKED EVENING VENUE ONLY
Our exclusive, up-market evening venue for pre-booked groups of 10 and more, this themed paradise is situated in the heart of the Valley of Ancients and offers you the opportunity to customise your evening and entertainment.
An exciting interactive experience between guide animal and visitor, the Cango Wildlife Ranch offers visitors an unmissable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
HOURS OF OPERATION: We are open every day of the year!
· Out of Season: 08:00 am to 16:30 pm
· In Season: 08:00 am to 17:00 pm
We request that you book your tour/s in advance to ensure a smooth and professional service.
Should you have a group that requires special attention, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We are a disabled friendly facility.
· Reservations: 044 272 5593/6 (International Dialling Code + 27)
· Email: email@example.com
· GPS Co-ordinates:; 22 ’ 14 – 50 = E / 33’ 28 – 59 = S
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website www.cango.co.za.