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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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Magical caves

Our tour guide was both informative and entertaining and made the afternoon very enjoyable. The climate inside the caves - naturally cool and airy- was welcome on a hot August... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our tour guide was both informative and entertaining and made the afternoon very enjoyable. The climate inside the caves - naturally cool and airy- was welcome on a hot August day. The rock formations were magical and I can only imagine what it must be like to attend a singing event within such a natural auditorium. Not suitable, however, for... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit and the tourguides are very informative. It is a beautiful well-maintained place

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had not been to the Lowveld in some time so when we decided to spend the August long weekend in Nelspruit, the Sudwala Caves were on my "must see" list. We visited the caves about 20 years ago, and I really wanted to return, and I was so glad that I did. My hubby is 60 and I am... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We loved this place and we are coming back for it, The Tour was nice and the history of the cave and it was beautiful tor walk in and it was the best time ever.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very worthwhile visiting this site and finding out facts & figures. Amazing that the Swazis hid in the cases during the war - clever. Loved the amphitheatre and could just imagine hearing the Drakensburg Boys choir sing there. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Very relaxed, fascinating and satisfying.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Caves seem to attract man all over as the ideo of something scary and mysterious is always enchanting. Sudwala is not the biggest but some of the oldest. If you have never seen these types of limestone caves it is a great educational experience. However if you want adventure try the crystal tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Beautiful caves, if you love nature, this is a must-see. We took great pics and you get to learn about ancient Swati culture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

my dad and I decided to visit the caves last saturday. We really enjoyed our tour and the natural beauty. I would definitely recommend a tour through the cave to anyone who is in the area.

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Vereeniging, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The caves is hide away in the most beautiful valley. The tour guides keeps you intrigued with their stories. The facilities is good. The dinosaur park I found to be expensive for a family of 6 adults to enter.

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Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I was here with a couple of friend twice and is always stunned by the natural beauty of this place, Great little restaurant and prehistoric dinosaur park that would keep the children amazed. I do recommend that you try the Doctor fish for your tired feet after the walk in the caves.

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