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The Cango Caves

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Address: Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Phone Number: 44 272 7410
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Description: Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these...
Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these caves are still worth a visit for their eerie dark tunnels and stunning limestone formations.
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Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn

We did the Heritage tour, which all in all took about 90 mins, with an English speaking tour. Very interesting and good value. The guide was very professional and very patient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Lytham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We did the Heritage tour, which all in all took about 90 mins, with an English speaking tour. Very interesting and good value. The guide was very professional and very patient with the screaming children (fortunately their wise parents took the back towards the end of the outward walk). Avoid young children if you can; maybe they should have a... More 

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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

On my last visit I was saddened to see what was left of fairy land. It was one of the highlights of any visit when we were young. How can people take something that will take thousands of years to replenish and literally depriving future generations the privilege of seeing something so beautiful.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

You have two choices in the caves. First is the Heritage Tour which takes you through the first 5 caverns. The caves are stunning with many fascinating structures so make sure you have your camera. Second is the Adventure Tour which includes Lovers Lane and the Letter Slot. Let's just say that the Lady who got stuck in Lovers Lane... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, shame you have to stay in a group but understandable, vandals have broken off "mites/tites" as souvenirs also you could get lost. If you want there is a deep tour but you need to be slim, non claustrophobic and fit any doubt on those don't do it.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is the main attraction in Oudtshoorn. Well organised tour but a little boring unless you are a fan of caves. Food in the café is average fare. Impressive caves but there are better cave experiences elsewhere in the world.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

the one hour tour with our 2 years old girl was nice and satisfiyng. the tour is well built and without too many talking..

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was fascinating to see. Very large caves with amazing rock formations. Our guide was truly excellent and made the visit worthwhile.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I did the heritage tour on Saturday 28 February 2015. At the start of the tour the tour guide mentioned that the San people were the first people to occupy the area around the Cango Caves. However, further into the tour she mentioned that a certain Van Zyl and a certain Botha discovered the Cango Caves. I asked her to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visitors can book two different types of tours, one more genteel and one more adventurous. This is an enormous cave system that deserves the exploration and the guided tours are very knowledgable and enjoyable. Clean toilets and a lovely little cafe with outside seating, all well worth a visit.

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Shepperton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very spectacular - best we've seen. Our guide wasn't special - he spent considerable time answering individual questions but not sharing the info with rest of the group

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