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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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4-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town

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mysterious Cango caves

What a great experience to go through Cango caves. Our guide was amazing! Explained the history of Caves starting from how it was discovered. Guide also shared some stories and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a great experience to go through Cango caves. Our guide was amazing! Explained the history of Caves starting from how it was discovered. Guide also shared some stories and past visitor experiences regarding the caves. It was very interesting to listen to. I did enjoy our tour, despite it was very warm and humid inside the case. Also I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Cango Caves has to be on your itinerary if you are travelling along the Garden Route.You enter the Caves in well organized and informative guided groups explaining how the Caves were found and all the different formations going back centuries as you walk along the sometimes narrow planned route. There are steps,the ground is uneven so if you have trouble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We decided to drive to Cango Caves from Cape Town during our Garden route drive. We were really amazed by the variety and size of limestone caves. Tour (we did heritage tour) guide was knowledgable and had a great sense of humor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very nice and interesting place to visit! Be sure to make a stop! Tours for the more adventurous type and for us common folk too!

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The caves were great but the guide was not as expressive as expected. The adjoining caffe was expensive but with good view.

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Essex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As someone who is claustrophobic, I have always avoided caves. After asking around I decided I would give this a go. So glad I did. They were fantastic-and I wasn't worried once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Most beautiful caves I have ever visited. If you're feeling adventurous, do the special tour that takes you through very small openings. Guides are all fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had been to a large caves complex in China, Caves of Drach in Majorca and Cheddar Gorge in UK. Cango Caves are the best, large, illuminated when appropriate and the guides give a real sense of what it was like when the caves were first discovered . We did the Heritage Tour -approx. one hour, quite a few steps.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

You can't ever get a clear idea of how magical these caves are until you actually get there. The stalagmites and stalagtites will leave you speechless. If you choose to go on the adventure tour, it is indeed adventurous. You'll be squeezed in the Devil's chemney, tall people often have to mind their head and you'll even crawl few meters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Cango caves consist of naturally formed stalagmites and stalactites, and have a series of hidden chambers cut deep into rock layers of thick limestone . We had a very informative and amusing guide who took us through many chambers, some lit with white light and some with colored. Many of the formations have been given names like 'organ pipes'... More 

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