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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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Not a bad experience although you have to go on a guided visit, having said that you are not rushed and are given plenty of times for photo opportunities. There are better caves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is still one of the greatest wonders of the world to visit. If you have not visit yet, please do so. Breathtaking experience through devils chimney. Something never to forget

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MK UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not a bad experience although you have to go on a guided visit, having said that you are not rushed and are given plenty of times for photo opportunities. There are better caves but plenty worse.

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Ceres, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This trip is truly something to experience. We did the short tour seeing as time was in issue. But it is truly amazing. No photo can do this justice. I would recommend everyone should do this at least once

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Harpenden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to visit, advance booking required (but you don't need to pay in advance). The tour guide was fun and informative and even sung to us in the caves where the acoustics are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

1.5 km of spectacular caves where occasionally you have to leopard crawl to get through. What more is there to say? But definitely not for those with even slight claustrophobia.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Best experience being it my first time visiting the Cango Caves. Our Guide for the Standard Tour was so enthusiastic about the Cango Caves. I recommend that you see it for yourself. Friendly staff.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent experience, the tour guide really knows her info and made this adventure the most amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Cango Caves are worthy a visit from young and old and regardless of your desired interest. You will be pleased with the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A must watch place, On the way out from Swartberg Pass around 7 KM drive. Good Quided tour. it's very big.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Totally amazing. The Cango Caves are a spectacle unto themselves, well worth the excursion cost. These cave are thousand of years old with formations that have taken ages to form.

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