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The Cango Caves

Address: Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Phone Number: 44 272 7410
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4-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Yorkshire England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Very professional set up with excellent guides. The caves were truly awesome - very big, no crawling, bending, climbing, etc. though there is a more difficult tour for the adventurous. Temperature is a constant 19 deg which we appreciated as it was 42 outside. Sandals perfectly okay as all walking is on well made steps/paths. If you are short of... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Caves done well. Not the most exciting caves I've ever seen, but they are made accessible and easy to understand. Worth the price of admission.

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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

It's the number one attraction in Oudtshoorn, so you will want to go to the Cango Caves. If you have never entered a cave before, it's your chance. Although I found the entrance building too touristy, complete with restaurant and gift shop, the caves themselves are accessible, beautiful and well-kept. We only did the standard tour, which was enough. They... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is a bit dated but clean. meals are value for money. Service was swift and all staff very friendly. We had a light meal which arrived speedily. Guides in the Caves were very knowledgeable and encouraged interaction. I also think the money for tour through caves was well spent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is very basic and over priced. I would not say the food is value for money. The bathrooms need some serious upgrading and renovations and air freshner. They were clean however for a tourist hotspot they're not up to standard. The guides were not very informative providing information on the different tours and where to wait etc. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was impressed Guide was fun and very useful .otejrebh imaging with some of the animals was fun, but I consider mini zoo.recommend it

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port talbot ,wales
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

awe inspiring reasonably priced well maintained , with knowledgeable guides. nice way to spend a couple of hours out of the sun.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A visit to the caves takes you back in time and is a must when you are in the area. Accessibility is extremely easy, you can have some lunch after and browse the gift shops too!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As per usual, the caves never disappoint! I had the privilege of taking my 6yr old son to experience this wonder of nature! Brilliant experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We took the "Adventure Tour", which combines a 30 minute easy walk (similar to the "Heritage Tour") and a 60-90 minute adventure. The first part was the most beautiful and included the two main "galleries". Sites are ample, access is easy and lighting is excellent. In the second part, heavier physical effort is required. You need to climb, slide and... More 

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