Animal Encounters

Our Natural Encounter programs, along with our new Experience Department, offers visitors both young and old the chance to interact with a few of our ambassadors species:

Open the door to your heart and we will open the windows to your soul.  

In our Natural Encounters Program you can;

  • Befriend a snake,
  • Meet a cheetah,  
  • Interact with a Serval,
  • Chill with a Tegu
  • Hang out with our Ring-Tailed Lemurs or
  • Croc-Cage Dive with 4 meter Nile crocodiles! (*Seasonal)


*Crocodile Cage Diving is closed during the winter months of June, July and August as crocodiles do not eat for the entire winter period and exert as little energy as possible

Overcome your fears or indulge in your dreams with the following Encounters and photo opportunities up for grabs.

At Cango Wildlife Ranch, the well-being and welfare of all our animals is paramount in the promotion of our conservation ethic to you, our valued guest. 

To achieve these aims we promote the concept of Natural Encounters between you and a number of select ambassador species. 

We hope that encounters with these magnificent creatures will encourage compassion and support in the plight that these species face on our fragile planet. All contributions from Natural Encounters go towards the vital funding of our conservation and captive breeding programs. If you would like to become more involved in helping us to help them, we invite you to join our Cheetah Preservation Foundation (CPF) – which channels all contributions to the conservation and breeding programs both in the wild and here at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. 


  • 2GB USB with photo's taken by our photographer of you unforgettable encounter experience!
  • Photofolder with a beautiful photo memory of your experience


For Croc-Cage Divers -  

  • 2GB USB with your photo's, taken by our photographer,
  • a GoPro Video of your thrilling Experience and complimentary photo's of Cango Wildlife Ranch.

We have are busy with a large clean-up of our integrated Croc-pool filtration system and pumps, which will possibly influence water clarity for Croc-Cage Dives from end February to about end March. Your experience will still be amazing, but this might just influence your underwater photo clarity.


For the protection of our animals and yourself people with any respiratory illness, Pregnancies, Colds, Influenza, Tuberculosis, Mumps, Measles, German Measles, Chicken pox, Cold sores, Eye infections, Ear Infections, or if you feel unwell in any way, may be limited to do only certain encounters.

Adults who need to accompany, or prefers to accompany a child on an encounter, will be requested to purchase their own encounter ticket.