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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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The first things our guide told us was that she was a volunteer, so she lived on our donations. The only things she told us about the chambers were that they were named after an animal that they saw in the rocks. Then we went on to the other chamber. There was a jewel chamber, but the entrance was very... More

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Cape Town
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211 reviews 211 reviews
143 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was one of the sites to visit on our tour of the low veld. The story of the Sepedi tribe using this cave as a hideout from the Swazi tribe was totally enthralling and kept the entire visit interesting. The cave was divided into various living quarters from kitchen to grave yard. The cave got its name from two... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
126 helpful votes 126 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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