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Sudwala Caves

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Address: Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(13)-733 4152
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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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Very cool, quick activity

We stopped in here for a quick visit right after we landed in Nelspruit and it was definitely worth the drive. The tour was very informative and our guide was really funny. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick visit right after we landed in Nelspruit and it was definitely worth the drive. The tour was very informative and our guide was really funny. The inside of the cave was spectacular and I would go back for the extended crystal caves your if I had the chance.

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Potchefstroom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Sudwala caves and had a ball. The cave system has some damage due to tourism but there is a nice restaurant and coffee shop if you want a rest. The walk in the caves are not tiring and fairly even. Best to park at the dinosaur park side otherwise you have a zillion steps to walk. From... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely morning out exploring the dinosaur park and the cheese cake after the park was delicious.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth of every minute in those caves.. Do plan a day for the visit as it and also take a complete round acrss the cave

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative, good place to take the whole family. Fun and historical jewel. Africa is rich with History. Travelers and Explores dream. Sudwala Caves

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this are a sure place to visit when in the Nelspruit surroundings. the guides know there info of the caves.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun experience inside big and beautiful caves that are about 240 million years old. The caves are well maintained and with beautiful lighting. During the tour they turn off all the lights to be able to experience how dark it gets inside. Our guide was really nice. It is a must to wear comfortable shoes.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great outing for young and old. We had a good guide, full of jokes who made the tour fun. Well worth a visit.

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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dinosaur park is lovely to see. If you have seen, the Jurassic Park, Movie, you will know, what I mean. Inside the Caves itself, is awe inspiring! The acoustics inside that Cave, is amazing! They have held Orchestras in there too! You will have to see for yourself!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there to take the kids..what an experience. Our guide's knowledge was unbelievable, she sang in the 'theatre' area. Goose pumps galore. I do not know who enjoyed it more... the adults or the kids...will be back

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