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Address: Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 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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Great tour of the ancient caves

We took the Heritage Tour and were guided through the different chambers. The explanations were clear and funny, which helped to liven up the mood during the tour. The different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the Heritage Tour and were guided through the different chambers. The explanations were clear and funny, which helped to liven up the mood during the tour. The different lights helped to bring out the beauty of the various stone formations!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a knowledgeable guide. Excellent value. The cave is spectacular. We did the "easy" tour. The advanced tour is from young people who can scramble over and under large objects through narrow spaces.

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uckfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating place. Guide was absolutely excellent! She was clear, considerate and informative. Definitely recommend.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The caves themselves are, of course, magnificent - but they have been so adapted for tourists we thought they had lost something. If you like caves you will like them tho.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

About 40 minutes drive from Oudsthoorn, in the little Karoo. Marvellous stalagtite and stalagmite formations. There are 2 guided tours - the easier, lasting an hour, which is just the 4 large chambers, and the harder, lasting (they say) 1.5 hours which involves proper caving/potholing and is only for those who are 1. fit 2. not claustrophobic and 3. not... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in South Africa this is a must. The caves are breath taking and have an original cave painting. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. The caves are some of the best I have seen. The guides told us to expect to be cold as they cool at the bottom. I was actually quite hot at there is quite a bit of walking and stairs. Some of the older member of our group did struggle so probably not for those who... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the heritage our, was very interesting. Guide was very knowledgeable, would definitely recommend.

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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to the caves before as a young girl and since being back again with my partner, it has been upgraded with brick paths and some new lighting. We got there early but still had to wait for the next tour as it was already booked out, so if you can, book in advance if there is a... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The caves here are incredible. Huge. Bigly huge! The tour guides are informed and entertaining---though they do seem to get a little close to "Jungle Boat Cruise" humor sometimes. But all in good fun. Well worth the visit.

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