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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 little bit of a history tour with geographical insight into the working of the earth and how old the world actually is

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Learning about the formation of the cave and learning who used it and why it was so important to the Swazi nation.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Awesome experience for the entire family. Kids really enjoyed - Very spacious inside with ample lighting, hence creating a much better atmosphere as compared to other caves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A little bit of a history tour with geographical insight into the working of the earth and how old the world actually is

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Sudwala Caves are located in the most stunning Valley. When our tourguide explained that the Zulu tribes used to stay in these caves to protect them from other tribes and danger outside my kids were hooked. Father and sons will be back to do the once a month extended tour into the deeper chambers of the cave (don't count... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of the best caves to visit in the country. The tour is informative with the guides having enough knowledge of the history. The caves are high in the mountain and the drive up there is very steep. Once at the top there is some great views down the mountain. If you can try and visit on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

On our way home from Kruger Park we stoped here, kids enjoyed it very much and the lady presenter was alot of fun, really made it interesting and educational. Definitely worth to stop here in your way.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It might be because I'm used to the Cango Caves, so this one was quite average. The tour guide wasn't really knowledgeable, the parking, entrance road, shops, everything was substandard. You can visit if it is your first visit to show caves, otherwise: ignore!

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Guy E, Manager at Sudwala Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, feedback is important to us. The Sudwala Caves is a unique dolomite cave system and completely different to the Cango Caves which is a limestone cave. Geologically they are completely different and can not be compared side by side. In your review you have not identified a single operational problem or customer service problem but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place is a must. A 20 meter of stiars from the cave parking or you can park at the dino parking for easy walking to the caves. Well done to all at the caves.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you enjoy caves you want to stop. It is not the Cango Caves with all the glamour but it is a decent, deep and good to explore cave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

enthusiastic guides, lovely history worthwhile visit. there are restaurants. very safe, you can even park at the bottom by the hotel and do the walk up the steep mountain to the caves. if you planning a day trip look at the map from Nelspruit and do a circular trip up to kaapsehoop for afternoon tea and a walk on the... More 

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Address: Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(13)-733 4152
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit

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