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The Cango Caves

328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7410
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Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these caves are still worth a visit for their eerie dark tunnels and stunning limestone formations.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“adventure tour” (579 reviews)
“standard tour” (140 reviews)
“cango caves” (454 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7410
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"adventure tour"
in 579 reviews
"standard tour"
in 140 reviews
"cango caves"
in 454 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 54 reviews
"cave system"
in 51 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 35 reviews
"normal tour"
in 36 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 124 reviews
"book in advance"
in 26 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 29 reviews
"rock formations"
in 41 reviews
"great guide"
in 29 reviews
"garden route"
in 32 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 27 reviews
"south africa"
in 29 reviews
"claustrophobic"
in 194 reviews
"chamber"
in 178 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our 2nd visit to the caves in 15 years. Our tall tour guide was entertaining with his booming voice and brought a tear to my eyes when he sang Shosholoza, an Nguni song sung by gold miners in SA as we entered one of the...More

Thank Debbie K
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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning spectacle on short, easy, comfortable walk with atmospheric lighting and stalagmites and stalactites up to two and half million years old. Very informative Guide. A must do!!!

Thank Raymond K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No words to describe the beauty of this amazing natural wonder. Spectacular rock formations. No photo can reflect the actual beauty of this place. We did the basic tour, but I would definitely go back to do the adventure tour. Our guide was funny and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing visit. The guide we had was great and knowledgeable (a.k.a. Eric). Spectacular caves with very particular places and figures created by years of railings and water flows. There is huge area at the begging of the tour that used to be an amphitheater with...More

Thank Gustavo C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide we had was great, told us funny stories about the cave and pointed out unique features. this is a fun experience for those who like caves.

Thank Jedediah S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive. We took the basic tour with our 3yr old and he loved it. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Good set-up

Thank DMJ181
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the ill-informed reports, the caves are a spectacular presentation of the cavernous and claustrophobic limestone. Discovered in the late 18th century they have been explored and developed with excellent lighting and informative guides. There are no longer concerts but our lady sang the SA...More

Thank postscript65
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cango Caves are awe inspiring. There are two tours, Conventional one where you explore, standing up, four of the massive rooms, but also the Adventure Tour that is much longer involving crawling, dirt and claustrophoby. Oh wait, that is me. The tour lasts for...More

Thank William J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even after so many years, this is still one of my highlights in South Africa, so much history in the caves and area. My family enjoyed it as well

Thank dupreez2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cango Caves of very old times ( B.C.), is well maintained. The caves lets us to feel the struggle life of mankind at the starting.

Thank kdshah19dec56
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Phumla P
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Jorge B |
Yes, there are different levels of ‘complexity’ ranging from R110-R160 per person.
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Phumla P
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Lucy N | Reviewed this property |
hi .. there is a ticket office at the entrance. tours are regular so you should be accommodated
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May 18, 2017|
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Response from Dermot J | Reviewed this property |
Yes not an issue you can just take your time .
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