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Sudwala Caves

Nelspruit, South Africa
+27(13)-733 4152
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lier, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited these caves on our road from Sabie to Pretoria. They were nice, but that's it. We had a very boring guide.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As a family we really enjoyed the visit to the caves. They are well lit and the guide had an excellent view of the history and story behind the caves. After we had finished our tour we also went to the fish foot spa which the kids thought was fantastic!

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Cape Town
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191 reviews 191 reviews
129 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Was more expensive than Echo Caves which we visited two days ago but this much more professional and better organized. Victor the tour guide was very informative and had excellent communication skills. The Swazi tribe story was not as interesting as the Sapedi tribe story of Echo cave but on the overall this was a better experience.

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Rayton, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have not visited the caves since being a very young child and doing so again brought back so many memories. The guide was really well informed and we enjoyed all his comments. The only down side is that unfortunately that there is always people/children misbehaving. It is difficult to describe everything that you see but take along your camera... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is definitely a place to visit. We have seen many caves in our travels and many impressive ones in our home country, Australia, but this cave topped them all. It was much larger than we expected, much, much larger and very beautiful. Our guide was full of information and made it fun for the kids. I definitely recommend the... More

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've been there already 2 times and is a nice place to visit with friends and family. The caves are not too long and the visit really depends on the tour guide. The natural auditorium is really something to think about it!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've done the normal cave tour quite a few times and it is very interesting and good value for money, but if you want to do something exceptional, you must do the crystal tour! We were lucky that we were only 5 people on the tour, which means we could spend more time in the caves and less time waiting... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Loved the walk through the caves and learning about it's history. The little gift shop has some lovely reasonably priced momentoes that you can get as a keepsake of your visit. The 75 steps to get to the caves are quite steep and can be challenging if you're not a stepper...but really....stop along the way and catch your breathe if... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The caves are definately worth the visit if you are in the area. The rock formations and the history of the caves is amazing. Our tour guide, although quite knowledgeable, had a thick accent and it was not easy to follow what she was saying.

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Chennai
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The one hour tour of the oldest caves in the world with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, and Flintstones style mini and large natural auditoria is not to be missed.

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