We visited the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. We had heard some pretty good things about the ranch beforehand so we were eager to explore all the cute animals on the day. We bought our tickets and made our way in and were told that the next guided tour was about to begin… good timing 🙂
This is what we experienced…
The Zimbakwe Temple Ruins where we came across a few BATS just hanging around (a-ha-ha). There was also a tank filled with colourful fishies (I didn’t take any pictures of the fish because I was too worried about the bats above my head… they totally freak me out) hibby-jibby stuff!
The Vulture Cliffs which is home to 4 endangered Cape Vultures.
Snapper Gorge where we walked over a suspension bridge while 4 metre long Nile crocodiles swam beneath us. If you’re mad and want to come face to face with massive crocs then you can do a crocodile cage dive here too.Lemur Falls which is a replica of a Madagascan forest where we saw birds, flamingos and lemurs.The Cango Wildlife ranch has 3 different species of Lemurs – The rare Madagascar ring tailed lemurs, Black and white ruffed lemurs and brown lemurs.
Did you know that Flamingos can actually fall asleep standing on one leg? Awkweird!!!
The Pygmy Hippo Village is home to 2 Pygmy Hippos. One of the hippos was a real charmer, doing backflips and smiling up at us 🙂 it was very cute.
The Kuranda Forest was full of colourful and pretty birds. You are able to feed them in the aviary if you would like. We also saw the cutest little monkey ever! Just look at him 🙂
CHEETAHLAND was our most exciting part 🙂 We are both obsessed with cats, so being able to stroll along the catwalk overlooking large natural enclosures of all the BIG CATS was pretty amazing 🙂 We saw cheetahs, white lions, leopards, white Bengal tigers and Servals.
We were also lucky enough to see the Baby Tiger who had way more energy than the other lazy cats 😉 He was the only one that wasn’t passed out in the sun!
We bumped into these little guys on the way out of Cheetahland – I think they are jackals?? We couldn’t find a sign.
The kidszone was full of even more animals and pets to play with… the chilled out Kangaroos, chickens, pigs, goats, bunnies etc… there is something for everyone.
What is up with the whopped out bunny over here? All the others are small and clean and tidy and then this one guy looks like he has been dragged through a bush backwards… shame 😉
There is so much to see and do in this ranch and it is great for young and old 🙂 You should all check it out!
Current Entrance Rates:
Child: R 80.00 (4 – 13 years)
Tel: +27 44 272 5593
The Cango Wildlife Ranch is open every day of the year including Christmas and New Years day.
08:30 – 16:30 High Season (Dec – April)
08:30 – 17:00 Low Season (May – November)