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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
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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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Cary, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

must visit these - can do so easily within 1-2 hours. It was much better than I anticipated. Good place to stop on your way through Swartberg Pass

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Stans, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We did the hermitage tour into the caves. It takes about 1h. The staff and tour guides are very friendly and it is possible to book a tour in german if the group is over 9 persons. It is absolute a place to be.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There is no doubt that one would be impressed by the Cango Caves - they are indeed remarkable. The problem with a visit here is that there are too many people on the tours (and unfortunately all making a noise - so you couldn't appreciate what the poor guide was trying to tell us). Smaller groups, and more guides maybe??

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India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited the Cango caves in August 2013 with my family during my South African holidays. It was lovely visiting such a wonderful place! What an enigmatic natural wonder it is! The cave local guide explained us in detail about the formation of the caves & gave us sufficient information of the history of the caves. People with claustrophobia may... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The caves are so lovely, and are well worth a visit. Try to visit early as they get very busy later on in the day.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Cango Caves is part of the South African heritage. The staff and tour guides are knowledgeable about this heritage site and they are very friendly. It is a great place to visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited the Cango Caves in August. Fantastic place! We completed the adventure tour and enjoyed every minute of it! I would definitely recommend doing the longer tour as you get to go quite deep into the caves and squeeze through unbelievably narrow tunnels and nooks. It takes about 2 hours. It's great fun and our guide, John, ensured that we... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friendly, entertaining and professional tour guide. Facilities neat and clean. Tour started on time.

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Bad Durkheim, Germany
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11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's warmer in the caves as expected. The heritage tour lasts 1 hour. The big cave is really huge. But it takes some time to get there and except the cave, there is nothing to do.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really liked the caves, we had an excellent guide, good humoured and knowledgable. The tour was really good. Well worth a visit

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