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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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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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interesting and beautifull!

This is a very historic and beautiful caves. I have been to a few, and this is by far one of the best caves in the world I would say. We ended our trip at the caves late in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very historic and beautiful caves. I have been to a few, and this is by far one of the best caves in the world I would say. We ended our trip at the caves late in the afternoon after sight seeing in OUdtshoorn. We did not however ate at this caves restaurant, but unfortunately at the Toms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very reasonably priced. The guides are very well informed and very friendly and helpful. It was a very interesting and educational tour.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can fit in the model of the smaller tunnels in the reception area, you must do the Adventure tour! The caves are gorgeous and our guide was very informative. Remember your camera!

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Thank Fr0ther
Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mites and tites were exceptional, interesting formations. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. worth a visit.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must to visit - Gobsmacked by the beauty - Do not take the added chimney trip if you are inclined to be claustrophobic - The main area is great in any event for those not wanting to go further.

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Diseworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some interesting formations. A delight was the voice of our guide who sang his national anthem to show off the acoustics. I'm not sure I would have travelled many miles out of my way to go but it was on our holiday itinerary.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cango caves visits are well organised and very informative. We just took the easy visit, but there are more challenging options. Lots to learn and spectacular viewing

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After seen many caves all over the world this one is still the biggest and best one. As we went in December we had to pre book. If you won't be able to visit as they keep the numbers controlled. It was worth every penny/cents we paid.

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Thank Zeenit
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed an hour long escorted tour which showed the main parts of the caves which are spectacular and very much worth viewing. Worth booking before as can get very busy.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. Read about them in our guide book and decided to visit and were so glad we did. The Caves were really very impressive and we had a great guide.

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