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The Cango Caves

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Address: Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Phone Number: 44 272 7410
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Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these...

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.

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Wow! Fantastic place to visit

We went to Cango Caves on the recommendation of our tour guide and didnt regret it. We were blown away but the size of the caves. Wonderful morning

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Concord West, Australia
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Concord West, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Cango Caves on the recommendation of our tour guide and didnt regret it. We were blown away but the size of the caves. Wonderful morning

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A veritable Wonderland not to be missed. The guide we had was informative and friendly. There is a choice to do the "Adventure Tour " or for the not so brave, the large and the not so young, the "Heritage Tour".

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Thank Homer37
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hourly tours on the hour lasting about an hour. Suggest booking in advance to ensure time you want. Caves are beautiful, not cold and dry. Guide was excellent though groups are large. Two tour options . Do not pre book adventure unless you are sure you are not claustrophobic and of smaller size as space is limited!

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Thank packyderm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see. The adventure tour is the way to go!! It's exciting and takes you deeper into the cave. Loved this place.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did the heritage tour. The guide could have given more information about the caves - and some the rock formation have been damaged - but still a must if you are in outshooorn

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a delight to find caves with beauty and stunning walk! This is a majestic and magical place good for the entire family!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice cave to visit if you like caves. Good stories of how they found it and what it was like then.

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Thank Craig M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cango Caves are truly an enigma. You cannot go to Oudtshoorn and not visit the Cango Caves. Our guide was very informative and offered just the right amount of glamour and intrigue to the tour.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was very good, knowledgeable & friendly. The caves are extraordinary & a must see if you have not visited it before. There are guided tours at certain time slots, so make sure you know the times before going there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Children loved seeing the caves. Brought back memories of childhood visits for mom and dad too. Thankfully they split the rather large group as there were initially over 100.

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