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Business name: Valley of Ancients
CATEGORY:: Activities
Type: Family fun
About (Owner’s description): Our exploration starts in the ruins of The Great Temple... Many years ago an ancient tribe built this temple to protect a hidden valley filled with wondrous animals. Here they performed human sacrifices to the river god Nyami Nyami whose statues still guard the entrance today.

In 1835 explorers discovered the valley and soon exploited the natural resources and people. Trading stores were established and diamonds were recovered from the riverbeds using specially designed crocodile-proof cages. At some point (and we’re not sure when) – everyone in the valley disappeared. Some say the river god became angry at the devastation and destroyed all who lived here.

In 2006 the valley was rediscovered and it is here that we will be traveling - hopefully with lessons learnt... so that we do not anger the Nyami Nyami as well. And without further ado, follow us into the Valley of Ancients…

A tropical house inhabited by giant flying foxes, the shy blue duiker and a magnificent tank offering you an underwater view of Malawian cichlids, will be your first encounter as you enter this ancient temple.

Our resident Marabou stork, has moved to this exciting exhibit and now share their new home with endangered Cape Vultures.
Venture over this deadly gorge via a suspension bridge while 4 meter Nile crocodiles keep a close watch on you from the Cage Diving pool below. It is also here that you are given the only opportunity in the world to get close, very close ... to these super predators during a Croc Cage Dive.

Croc Cage diving Encounter

See these mighty beasts leap for their lunch and stand in awe of the bravery of your guides as they encourage huge Nile crocodiles to take meat from their hands while standing on a moving jetty!

This thrilling experience is available for persons 14 years and older. We also have a parent/child combo if children are aged 5-13years.

See the rare Madagascar Ring-tailed Lemurs in the exotic setting of Lemur Island, depicting the environment of Madagascar. Experience the lemur’s haunting sound and staring eyes which led early explorers to think of them as ghosts...

Sharing Lemur Island is a group of Greater Flamingos who will dazzle you with their pink plumage. Be enticed into the heart of Africa with the Congo as your next stop where Pygmy Hippos lurk in the murky water. The rare and elusive Pygmy Hippo, once thought to be a baby Nile Hippo, was only classified as a species in 1911. They are magnificent creatures...and what they lack in size... they make up for in attitude!

Valley of Ancients promises to be so much more than you expect. The Valley was developed with only one thing in mind – to entertain you, the visitor, and is a thrilling experience for the whole family.

Contact Person: Cango Wildlife Ranch
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Street Address: Baron van Reede Street (on road to Cango Caves)
Town: Oudtshoorn
Code: 6620
Region: Little Karoo, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (44) 272-5593
Garden Route Meander Office Use Only
Registration Date: Sep 24, 2014
First Name: Garden Route Meander
Last Name: Office Use Only
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