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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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Really worth your while to drive to the Cango caves. Scenic view, very professional guides and absolutely magic when entering the caves. Love the restaurants and curio shop there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Really worth your while to drive to the Cango caves. Scenic view, very professional guides and absolutely magic when entering the caves. Love the restaurants and curio shop there.

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Grabouw, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great history and beauty to the place. A little certificate still in my file for participating in the walk through the caves #proud

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as you make your way through the caves. If you are claustrophobic this is not for you. It's quite adventurous as you crawl amd climb your way through the cave. The tour guide was very informative and one can see that they are doing all they can to preserve this national monument.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We hadnt been to the Caves for about 30 years, We went today and I must say it was still a great experience. We did the 1 hr tour but I could have done a longer tour. However the longer tour is probably for very young very fit and very thin people as you have to climb through very narrow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We thought that these caves were the best we have ever seen. The drive to the caves is spectacular and the whole presentation excellent with a good shop and restaurant. Our guide was great - knowledgeable and funny. We didn't do the deep cave experience - definitely try out the life size models of what you are going to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

WE were in awe of these caves. The guide was very good and we had a fun time chatting with her. I was always the last and she made sure that I was safe. Its best to book online or ring them, as you will have to wait for a about an hour. We did not know this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Congo Caves have beautiful spires and rock formations with various colors. The guide was excellent in explaining the history of the Caves. There is one tour that goes through very narrow passages, I enjoyed the regular tour. There was one section they called the Chapel, where I was asked to sing; beautiful natural acoustics! Do not miss the opportunity... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

hugely popular, so book ahead or you could be waiting hours. Tour groups are too large.The adventure tour looks great but can be demanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

fantastic and very well done - fab lighting effects and guide was very good - all the ages enjoyed the spectacular sights. Not one to be missed and lovely and cool on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A must to see, they are awesome be aware there are two trips in the caves one longer than the other for the more fit individuals where you can crawl and squeeze through small openings in additional chambers. We had the standard tour which provided spectacular views of the caves.

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