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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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This is an experience not to be missed. Eric the guide entertained us not only with interesting facts but also performed some songs for us in a beautiful voice. However I found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Cullinan, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is an experience not to be missed. Eric the guide entertained us not only with interesting facts but also performed some songs for us in a beautiful voice. However I found the kiosk to be outrageously expensive and will not support them in future, rather eat somewhere else.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We toured the western cape for two weeks and this was one of our favourite visits. The caves are simply sensational and fantastic value for money. You will see amazing stalactites and stalagmites in stunning settings accompanied by your friendly and knowledgeable guide in groups of around 25 people. Absolutely fantastic!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting formations, vast caverns. Took the last trip of the day and it was a bit hurried, I feel - go earlier in the day

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Cango Caves are spectacular. We chose to do the shorter guided route (Heritage Route) as we had young children with us but the six chambers we visited were incredible. One of the highlights was our guide. Not only did he know so much about the caves and their history but he gave us a unique treat too - he... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

overall I found my visit to the Cango Caves this time quite average, I have taken friends and family several times but this time I was less than satisfied. The tour leader was late, rushed us through the tour. I did not take many photos because I was going to buy a book on the Caves. My disappointment was just... More 

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Vang Vieng, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We did the 60 minute tour and we were divided into language based groups which was good. The paths are excellent and fit in with the caves. The lighting was subdued but enough to see the paths. The lighting was enhanced in the larger caves and they are beautiful. Our guide explained about rock formations. I would recommend this experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Caves are about 20 mins drive from centre of Oudtshhorn in the Cango mountains. We took a one hour on a guided tour of the caves, although a longer tour is available for the more adventurous. Our guide was really good in pointing out the various types of stalagmites and other formations which included some of their ages which have... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Most people have told me to go visit the Cango Caves and well i was definitely not disappointed. Entrance is R80 for the 1 hour tour and R100 for the adventure tour. The cave has so much history behind it and just being inside is an overwhelming feeling. Definitely a must and the drive to go the caves just so... More 

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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A good experience especially because ofan amusing camp guide. The caves are well presented but similar to other world famous caves.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

. My wife and I spent a day exploring Oudtshoorn and its surrounds and it was time well spent. We went, of course, to the Cango Caves which must be the star attraction of the area. Although we had visited the Caves decades ago, we were overawed by the sheer splendour that awaited us. The running commentary by our extraordinary... More 

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