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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love natural beauty this place worth the drive. Far more than I expected, stunning! The cave chambers are huge! Go earlier to avoids queues. We went at a busy time of year at about 1030 & only had to wait for the next...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DolceF38
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive caves, some of the largest chambers in Africa. Unfortunately they are very commercialised, the lighting is causing mould and sheer numbers of visits is wearing it out and damaging it.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mikeyskay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing outstanding but interesting nonetheless, only a half hour drive north of Oudtshoorn so perfect as a trip if travelling through

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank FunkyMarshmallow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good tour with a guide who gave sufficient but not overly nerdy information. Well cared for facility.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hornet9547
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful experience. Guide was really clued up and the place is neatly kept. Pathways make it a pleasure to walk through the caves

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Journey25199825448
Reviewed 1 week ago

2 days in Oudtshoorn, we stopped by the Cango caves on our Garden Route tour. Our small group joined the larger tour group on the standard tour, probably 30-or-so people in total (a group of 50-ish was divided into two with different guides). The guides...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank west0909
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately this is not really my kind of thing to do. The group on the tour was huge so it took forever before everybody got it. It was way too cold for me. It is beautiful inside but I have seen places like this before....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lairetie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was lovely, knowledgeable, friendly and patient. The cave formations were beautiful but nothing we haven't seen in other limestone caves....expected more

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tzafkovits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than the caves being humid, it's extremely beautiful and it was so much fun crawling and climbing through the passageways. My son had a blast and even though I'm a claustrophobe and afraid of heights, I very well enjoyed myself just as much as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ArtemisC89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the iconic tourist attractions in South Africa. Very educational with good guides that keep you interested during the whole tour. Two tours are available - the normal and the adventure tour. If you are not claustrophobic and of medium build -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NielG_13
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Karen H
January 14, 2019|
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Response from 792liezlt | Reviewed this property |
I definitely didn’t go through the chimney but what is nice is at the entrance they have a life size model of the space so you can go in and “measure” if you will fit 😊 The guides will also let you know very quickly if... More
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Mariano C
December 26, 2018|
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Response from IDoLoveFood | Reviewed this property |
I have been able to make a reservation on this e-mailaddress: "reservationsATcangocaves co za" (replace the "AT" and replace the blanks by '." !) ... Good Luck !
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from postscript65 | Reviewed this property |
Go to its website for email reservations Only really necessary to book during high season (mid Dec - mid Jan) and SA school hols
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