Since 1977 this Western Cape attraction has been offering visitors up close encounters with some of South Africa’s most-loved animals. Take a guided tour through the award-winning grounds for a look at flying foxes, exotic birds and water monitors. Cheetahland, an elevated catwalk that made this ranch famous, is also home to tigers, cheetahs and even a white lion. But despite the wide variety of animals here, Cango Wildlife Ranch is not a zoo. The popular attraction takes conservation and community education seriously, which means visitors see the wildlife that makes this country unique, and get a lesson in preserving it, too.
Cango Wildlife Ranch is located on Baron Van Reede Street, three kilometers north of Oudtshoorn. It is open daily from 8:30 to 4:30. From December to April the last hour-long tour departs at 5 p.m. Entry to the ranch is R130 for adults and R85 for children. Animal encounters are available for an additional fee.