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Address: Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(13)-733 4152
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Description: The Sudwala Caves is the oldest known caves in the world and lie in the...
The Sudwala Caves is the oldest known caves in the world and lie in the Drakensberg escarpment.Regular guided tours take you 600 meters in and 150 meters underground. Tours leave every 10 min (approx) and take about 30 minutes.The caves have some amazing formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and pre cambrian fossils. The most famous formation is the Screaming Monster. This is actually a stalactite that has joined with a stalagmite and has formed a column that is 200 million years old.
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a must see for nature lovers

a wonderfull experience of the oldest natural caves in the world! they have stalagmite and stalactite formed millions of years ago

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The deep crystal tour was amazing. We were 10 people and never felt unsafe. Great experience and thrilling climbing and crawling. To reach the crystal cavern with calcium crystals. It is truly magical.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

a wonderfull experience of the oldest natural caves in the world! they have stalagmite and stalactite formed millions of years ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

These caves are excellently catered for tourists, with tour guides leaving on the regular. Well worth R90 entrance, as guides are funny and informative, and do take pictures of you if requested. Nice history, interesting background and entertaining visit, especially if heading back to JHB from Sabie, def recommend the stopover! Enjoy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have been on the tour many times and I keep coming back. I love the caves and the tour guides are always extremely entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

One is really left in awe. The caves crate a truly magical setting and are definitely worth a visit. Out guide was very good and shared a lot of interesting stories about the caves and their history. The subtle lighting and pathways inside the caves allow you a save and easy walk for young and old. The entry price may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The guide was good. If you are interested in history and cave, this is a place for you. Oldest formation is about 200 million years. Swaziland store is also fascinating. The entry price is too high and some places seem fabricated. I have seen better caves but this are worth the visit too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The place was nice and interesting. However, I felt the entrance fee was too high for it. There are better caves in South Africa.. especially the Cango caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Enjoyed the visit to the caves. The guide was funny and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed the visit to the dinosaur park next door.. The sizes of the exhibit's was questionable but kids and dinosaur lovers will enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place is very nice to visit. a Bit scary but nice. scary because of the stories about it and some images but you have to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this lovely cave with an abundance of various formations & our experienced, knowledgable, friendly & comical guide. Well worth a tour. But be sure to include some relaxation afterwards at The Fish Spa, soaking those weary feet whilst taking in the awsome views before heading on to Dinasaur Park for another exciting walk about revisiting the past ;)... More 

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