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Address: Northern region of the Drakensberg Range | 15 km West of the Strydom Tunnel, 1122, South Africa
Phone Number: (013) 23800 15
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Nice caves, but untransparant 'entrance fee'

The caves were very impressive, very beautiful. Now and then they are pretty narrow, you sometimes have to bend quiet a bit to get trough. On itself they are worth a visit, but I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
SarahVvj788
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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the caves and all the history that goes along with it. lunch was great and affordable. its really nice. having had our children coming along was not that bad.

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Thank Deon En Judy D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited in December 2015. It's quite a drive to get to the caves. The fee paid to enter the caves is too much considering what you see/ your experience. The guide was not very knowledgeable and it seemed like it was such an effort to take us on a tour. They emphasised that the guides are volunteers. At the... More 

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Thank shan12015
Thohoyandou, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 08h00 and we were told that they will start working at 08h30 but a volunteer told us she will attend to us as her master has gone to fetch other employees from the village nearby. The entrance fee is too much compared to what we saw inside.The words ' I am a volunteer' was the order of... More 

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Thank Lydia T
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A bit of a drive to get there and it's only about 10min walk through it. Takes longer cause you have to wait for the group in front. Some areas closed and lots of litter.

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Thank Dave L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited earlier this year. There is a sign next to the road but start slowing down after the Shoe. The road is very busy. When we arrived we were informed that university students were busy working there. There were beer bottles standing in full view and the students were atanding around smoking and listening to music. Our guide was... More 

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Thank david c
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A really good half day out very informative guide very impressive history on how the caves where found very interesting.

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1 Thank Jon2412
Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

tour guide is not well informed, the cave is not taken care of and they let people touch the rocks which are not to be touched and that disturbes the natural formation of the cave. this has caused them to build a wall to protect some rocks from falling and this wouldnt be necesary if these were taken care of... More 

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1 Thank hl0ps
Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The mood & atmosphere is nice inside but they could do better with the tour guides. The introduction from the tour guide was: "I am a volunteer here.. long pause" which literally translates to: "I work on tips, please tip me". They also handed us a book to review & tip them. I wish it was more organized & I... More 

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1 Thank Dina K
Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The caves were very impressive, very beautiful. Now and then they are pretty narrow, you sometimes have to bend quiet a bit to get trough. On itself they are worth a visit, but I would not recommand it because of the somewhat 'untransparant' fee you pay. We first paid an entrance fee of 60 ZAR pp. The moment we got... More 

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1 Thank SarahVvj788
Thornbury, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited the Echo Caves with a toddler and two seniors. We all enjoyed our visit. The caves are a bit of a distance from the main road. The road to the caves are a combination of dirt, mud and pot holes. The area around the cave entrance is a surprisingly beautiful gardens with many unique plants/trees. The caves... More 

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