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The Cango Caves

Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
44 272 7410
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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... more » 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. « less
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The caves are amazing - much larger than anything we had seen before. However, there seems to be no limit on the tour group size and we were crammed in with numerous others, leading to an impersonal experience.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The caves are beautiful and the young lady who was our guide was very personable and very knowledgeable. We took the less strenuous of the 2 tours available. There are still lots of steps to navigate. We did not actually get to see all the rooms that the brochure indicated we would get to see. Wish we could have seen... More

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Guildford
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75 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were taken to the Caves as part of our escorted small group holiday across SA. It was definitely a good decision as the first cave, in particular, is incredible. We did the standard tour but there is an adventure one for those who are not scared of small spaces... In the standard tour you are taken round the first... More

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Ravenstone, United kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Now.... I am a little larger than the average and while I'm not really properly claustrophobic, I do have a fear of being stuck in a cave undergrowth and unable to move. I am 18 stone and have a 46 inch chest and I'm sure the hole I came through was a 40!!!!!!! Fear conquered - with a lot of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

very nice tour, but be prepared to go up and down steps. It was very pretty, but I was exhausted by the time that I saw daylight again.

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Swellendam, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Awesome formations with natural lighting. The guide was knowledgeable and patient. Gave lots of opportunities for photos. We had a small group of 10+ pax and it was a comfortable pace. Not cold in Winter.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Found the prices very reasonable and our the guide was very funny and knowledgable!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A must do! The caves are truly amazing and a sight to behold. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly and we learnt a lot about the history and current status of the caves. We went on the guided walk, but there is also an adventure trail that we are eager to try out next time. Tip: Book online or phone... More

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Ladismith
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As South Africans the last time we visited the Cango Caves was some 20 years ago!! Fantastic tour guides and tours are every half hour so no need to book.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My friend and I chose to take the Adventure Tour at the Cango Caves per the advice of our Hostel Owner (Matt, at Lodge 96). It was INCREDIBLE. The caves themselves are beautiful and the adventure tour had us crawling, shimmying, climbing and squeezing through beautiful rock formations for almost 3 hours. Our only complaint was that the tour took... More

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