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Sudwala Caves

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Address: R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 83 446 0228
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The Sudwala Caves is the oldest known caves in the world and lie in the...

The Sudwala Caves is the oldest known caves in the world and lie in the Drakensberg escarpment.Regular guided tours take you 600 meters in and 150 meters underground. Tours leave every 10 min (approx) and take about 30 minutes.The caves have some amazing formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and pre cambrian fossils. The most famous formation is the Screaming Monster. This is actually a stalactite that has joined with a stalagmite and has formed a column that is 200 million years old.

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Personally I found the entrance fee expensive but once you enter the venue you release the "gem" of an attraction it is. Points to be remembered: Many stairs and a steep drive up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personally I found the entrance fee expensive but once you enter the venue you release the "gem" of an attraction it is. Points to be remembered: Many stairs and a steep drive up to entrance. The tour guide was superb and really took the experience to another level! Perfect blend of humour and knowledge. The temp in the cave is... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting experience, made more so by our good tour guide. The climb from the parking area is more exhausting than the tour, so do not be discouraged. There is only 1 part where you have walk bent over, but the end result is stunning.

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group was tooo large for guide to handle. Guests not paying attention. Too noisy to be enjoyed. Interesting cave to compare with others in SA

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Guy E, General Manager at Sudwala Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us. I am sorry to hear you had a noisy tour. Unfortunately there is only so much our guides can do if they have an excited and noisy group, especially if its a school group or a tour group that wish to stay together. Our tours leave every 15 minutes... More 

Vaxjo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visit the Kango , Sterkfontein caves and no I visit the Sudwala. The guide was full of knowledge and had a good sense of humor. The caves is not as big as the Kango but a good cave to bring you children. Some stunnig places to watch.

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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Our guide was very knowledgable & pitched it just right for her mixed age & nationality audience. Impressive structures within the caves & good value. We combined our day out here with a trip to Kaapscheshoop to see the wild horses & wander the village. It made for a great day out

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful experience. Staff were very welcoming, friendly. The tour was informative and a beautiful site to see on our home ground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We went to the caves and had a nice tour. The guide was really funny which made it more then just some tour. The caves itself were impressive.

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Thank Cécile K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

the cave was fascinating to explore and the guide explained very well about the history of the caves with a bit of fun and humor. the entrance fee was not cheap though.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

After the long stairs, one gets the fresh breeze from the cave and well informed guide Edwin taking us through the million years of this awesome place. Had a wonderful time

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The cave is something special. Well managed. Helpful staff. I did the crystal chamber tour. A once in a lifetime experience.

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