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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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The historical evolution of the universe, evolution on earth, and formation of caves on the second floor is worth spending an hour to review. The short guided tour takes an hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The historical evolution of the universe, evolution on earth, and formation of caves on the second floor is worth spending an hour to review. The short guided tour takes an hour and us suitable for all. The guide was interesting, knowledgeable and helpful. Overall impressions are very favourable, and plenty of time to take photos on the tour. A must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Being a mom that works and really doesn't have a life (well normal life), I was a bit anxious but this was a great tour and really put a smile on my face. The guide was super awesome, his sense of humour was great and made the tour very special!

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A day to remember. The natural limestone caves are breathtaking. A word of advice - don't venture into the Adventure Tour if you are claustrophobic or suffer from breathing troubles. It is pretty humid inside and there are places you will have to bend your knees and back or even crawl through.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Brilliant adventure through the caves, you need to be fairly fit & agile to do the adventure trail as there is a few very tight nooks & cranny's to squeeze, slide, climb and fit through, a very good day had by all in our party in these caves, definitely a must do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The caves are amazing, and if geology is of interest to you, you'll love this. These are probably the best caves I've ever been to. That aside, we had the most boring rude guide ever. His name was Eric, and as he was taking our tickets he was talking across us to other staff in his native language. (there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I did the adventure tour with 2 friends. The first part of the tour is very informative and we can take beautiful pictures. The second part is more sportive and very funny too. The guide was very funny and the all staff is welcoming. Thank you for this experience !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We did the heritage tour when we visited the caves. Caves are spectacular and has some amazing stalactite & stalagmite formations. The tour guide was great. He had a great sense of humor and made the tour very entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our guide was informative, charismatic and funny. The caves have been set up very well for tourist visits, with excellent lighting and walkways.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The caves are beautiful and the sightings were very clear with the white lights in the caves. The different chambers each had an unique story to each. It was just a pity the tour guide had on the 16th june at 2pm slot was very rushed, didnt give the guests to have time to take photos, the guide explained on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

This should be part of the 7 Wonders of the World! AMAZING!!! Our guide was knowledgable and informative and he made an effort to give individual attention and answer multiple questions. A must see in your lifetime. A truely enjoyable experience!

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Address: Address: Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Phone Number: 44 272 7410
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn

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