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Sudwala Caves

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Address: R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
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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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Historic Caves in Mpumalanga

In this area, one has the choice to book in the local Sudwala Hotel with nice restaurants on-sight. There's a nice trails to experience as you go up the mountain to the caves. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Nelspruit, South Africa

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In this area, one has the choice to book in the local Sudwala Hotel with nice restaurants on-sight. There's a nice trails to experience as you go up the mountain to the caves. The entrance few is affordable as compared to what you have to experience inside the caves. It is a nice outing for family reunion, teambuilding and couples.... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on an expedition to Sudwala caves whilst in vacation with my parents and children in Mpumalanga. What an amazing experience. My mom is claustrophobic, but believe you me, she enjoyed the excursion and. We are not far from Sterkfontein caves and she always stay behind whilst sightseeing the caves , but this time she enjoyed sooooooo much.

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

Apart from the majesty of the interior of the Sudwala Caves and the interesting history surrounding the use of the caves by the early tribal leaders of the area, the visit is also worthwhile from the point of view of the life size dinosaur park next to the entrance to the caves and the quaint shops that cater for all... More 

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

Sudwala lies just outside of Nelspruit in Mapumalanga and offers tours into the depths of the caves, the history and the incredible nature of stalacgmites and stalactites. If lucky your visit may coincide with a music night periodically held in the caves, the acoustics quite remarkable. Alongside the Cave entrance is a small Dinosaur museum and small tea room -... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing what happens over a long period of time with nature is quite amazing. The rocks looking like jewelry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

When driving to or from Kruger National Park, one attraction to consider visiting is the Sudwala Caves. Possible to do as an add on to the Panorama Tour or separately as you work your way to or from the Game Park, a visit to the Sudwala Caves is educational and very enlightening. For those persons interested in Geology and stone... More 

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Brits, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The steps to get up to reception is like the picture says!!! Had a blast before we even entered! The guide(can't remember his name) was fun,full of jokes and made the small spaces feel not so small!

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Middelburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

It is a lovely experience i just felt that R90.00 per person is a bit steep but considering the maintenance of the place and paying the tour guides it seems reasonable. It wouldnt be the smartest idea to take someone in old age or who has walking difficulties because there are a lot of steps to get there and once... More 

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Germiston, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

She is well versed in the history of the caves and took the time to make it an awesome experience for our whole family. Definitely worth the drive and walk up the steps :-)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The caves are amazing. The history begins them fascinating. However I do feel like the tours are rushed, maybe it's because it was the December rush I don't know. We ended up just exploring on our own. At some point by the stage our tour guide sang for us, that was weird. I just feel the tour could've been better... More 

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