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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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A "must" Experience, to do in your life time!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
182charmainem
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time, Caves was beautiful, view was to die for. Experienced the Fish Spa too... Will come back again & again....

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

We enjoyed our second visit to the caves which was to give our youngest son the experience. Inexpensive entrance fee, clean caves that are well lit and friendly, professional guides made the visit worthwhile. I must add that the stairway up to the caves is pretty steep and very long and I found it a challenge needing to rest a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well run, timely tours with fascinating information about the history of the area and the caves themselves. Highly recommended for those in the area. A proudly South African experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice cave system. Lots to see. Well worth the side trek to get to it. Go see God's Window nearby too. Quite warm inside. They kill the lights at one point to see how dark it gets. That's quite a fun part of the excursion.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sudwala Caves are a very cool little out of the way adventure, only 20 minutes from Nelspruit. The caves are amazing and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. A fun place to take a family!

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Alberton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow how beautiful and what great service. We had brunch at the Restaurant and thereafter had an awesome tour guide who took us through the caves. Our tour guide made every topic interesting and added a little fun to her explanations. We had a great experience. The restaurant's food was awesome and the waiter super friendly and gave great service.

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Alberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful, interesting place to visit. Gets the kids up and away from the tv while learning :-). Great guides.

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Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we stopped. Everything was neat and interesting. Our tour guide was sooo funny. Restaurant was great. Breathtaking views.

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