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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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Worth the visit

We arrived and was told we had to book in advance. Well, this is not stated on their website. Maybe... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2016
Neels K
via mobile
Go for the Adventure

We did the Adventure tour and it was a great trek through the caves. It is a little challenging at... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“adventure tour” (496 reviews)
“standard tour” (129 reviews)
“cango caves” (397 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7410

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Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and was told we had to book in advance. Well, this is not stated on their website. Maybe add a "book here" icon or even "did you book?" signs when you arrive?! #JustSaying Very knowledgeable guide and the scenery is average and not...More

1  Thank Neels K
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We did the Adventure tour and it was a great trek through the caves. It is a little challenging at times but don't let it hold you back. If you ever can't go on there are are points you can stop at and the group...More

Thank Susan_P_007
Reviewed May 6, 2016

A definite must see if you are planning a trip down the garden route or around oudtshoorn. Its amazing to see the natural formations that took place over the years. we did the adventure trail, it was lots of fun with little places to squeeze...More

Thank Miss_Tasha123
Reviewed May 5, 2016

If you haven't seen other similar limestone formations, it would probably be impressive but I have visited some caves which are more engagingly presented. They explained that visitors preferred natural lighting but my experience in other caves is that coloured lighting can be used to...More

Thank ishouldcocouk
Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a stop that should not be missed if you are in the area of Oudshoorn. In addition, the the surrounding ostrch farms you get the benefit of seeing the beautiful rock formations inside the caves.

Thank tmw1952
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Last visited this place more than 10 years ago. In April 2016 family wanted to go to see it for the first time. Short drive from Oudtshoorn. A scenic drive through the Klein Karoo on the way to the caves. Facilities clean. Our friendly tour...More

Thank CapeHugoBoss
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Is interesting to see, 2 different trips allow either those just wanting to see the caves or the ones adventurous enough to climb through to enjoy the experience.

Thank write2nicola
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing tour. We had a very informative and funny guide! Had an absolute wonderful time. Well looked after and great facilities. The guide made the experience!

2  Thank chereseholmes
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Tour was good and very reasonable priced. Choose between the Heritage and the Adventure tour Heritage tour (the shortest tour) was only an hour long and there were only a few steps to climb. Children could go with. The group was too big and although...More

1  Thank wilma d
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and informative staff who went out of their way to explain and educate throughout. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Mike S
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Can one just go into the main section which is flat as our UK relatives can't walk far.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Dermot J | Reviewed this property |
Yes not an issue you can just take your time .
Neil G
We are thinking of coming to the caves in December we are at retiring age and wondered how difficult it is to get in the caves as in can we walk or do we have to climb/crawl? Many thanks on this . Kind regards Neil.
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
There are two tours to choose from. The basic tour is very accessible, but you need sensible footwear. The adventure tour is for fit agile, possibly experienced, cavers. It's a fantastic cave with excellent guide.
How long should we allow for this trip? Thanks
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Jacques B | Reviewed this property |
It all depends which tour you take. I took the standard tour which lasts an hour. If you want to go deeper into the caves and crawl around then those take up to 3 or 4 hours.There is a short film which you can watch before... More