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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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Good easy to walk

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very unusual and very cultural. Its worth the effort of going through the dark areas but will be pleased of your effort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have visited many caves on our travels around the world but enjoyed this one immensely. We were fortunate enough to be with around 10 people from Nelspruit who gave an amazing rendition of their national Anthem in the auditorium area of the cave. Magical!

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Sudwala Caves are about a 45 minute drive outside Nelspruit on the N4 towards Johannesburg. I'm not a "cave person" myself but my family thoroughly enjoyed it. It's safe, affordable, interesting and an experience that's bound to add the great adventure you're sure to have when visiting Mpumalanga.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Another good trip to the caves. Haven't been here in years, glad to se the place is well maintained and the guide was on top of his game. Really worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We visited the caves during our week long stay at Sudwala Lodge and walked to the top of the mountain! The caves tour was very informative and lasted around 40 minutes, the lighting is great, not too garish as other cave networks tend to be. The highlight of our visit was the rendition of the SA national anthem by the... More 

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

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