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Echo Caves

Northern region of the Drakensberg Range | 15 km West of the Strydom Tunnel, 1122, South Africa
(013) 23800 15
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Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Loved every minute of these caves! So different to other cave structures! At one point the flat solid rock above and below you just over meter high would make most claustraphobic (i am usually) but i was just in awe of this amazing place If i had to choose my favourite this would be it...till mexico

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Hamburg, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Spectacular caves and a must see on your trip. Not suitable for elderly and people in white clothing. Good knowledgeable guide.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Far less touristy than Sudwala Caves and not as slickly run but definitely more caves to see. A bit off the beaten track and certainly worth it. Not really for the unfit or for larger people because there are a number of tight squeezes. Great experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Interesting caves especially the rocks the the guide plays that echo and the history. The guide was very entertaining but I was shocked when he said he "volunteers" and is not paid. He only gets money from tips…I admit we were suckered. We later found out from our BB in Graskop that he was lying that he is paid and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

An awesome trip into the Echo caves with a knowledgable guide. After paying R60 per head, we were still left with a tip book from the guide while he stood watching how much we were giving, which was a little awkward. Still thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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Midlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We had already visited Sudwala caves further south whilst staying at Sudwala Lodge. As we had just seen Blyde River canyon we carried on to Echo caves. Must say not as impressive as Sudwala caves. Bit pricey for what there was to see and length of visit. We were told that some of the caves currently inaccessible due to recent... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I am not sure that I would stay overnight here, but this is a great stop for a break from a long car journey, especially with kids (aged 5 and up). Caves are very interesting, there is nice tour. I would rather that the guide was paid instead of saying "I am a volunteer" repeatedly and handing out a comments... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
73 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We found these caves by chance. We enjoyed coffee in the grounds before the caves trip and a meal there afterwards in the pleasant gardens. Our guide was very good and his English was perfect. My wife and I were the only visitors at the time. The caves are not commercialised which made them as enjoyable as Cango in some... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Take an extra couple of hours on your Panorama Tour visit, to view these caves, either on your way to or from Blyde River Canyon. Stay overnight in the charming self-catering bungalows. These can accommodate from 2 - 8 persons. They are well priced & fully equipped. Take one of 2 tours with a well spoken professional guide. Not only... More

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