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“The Salad Bowl and Cave Tour”
Review of Naihehe Caves

Naihehe Caves
Ranked #10 of 28 things to do in Sigatoka
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Owner description: Notable for its massive size and unusual natural characteristics, this cave was once a fortress for a cannibal tribe and still contains a cannibal oven and other reminders of this gruesome history.
Reviewed February 19, 2011

We did the tour of the caves whilst in Fiji. We were hoping there would have been other tourists to share our adventure. We were collected on time, however, were made to feel uncomfortable by being told about the hourly rates paid to people. Whilst in the village, the people were very warm and friendly. the cave tour was excellent. However, near the end of our time in the village, we were informed that now would be a good time to make a donation to the village. We had spent most of the money we had with us in the shops prior and were left only with $16 FJD. Whilst nothing was said, we felt an instant air of disappointment at the amount we had to offer. Going back to the resort - no-one spoke. Very uncomfortable. Sadly when we arrived back at the resort, we had given all our cash we had with us to the village and had nothing left for a tip for the driver. We anticipated that because we had paid for the tour - that was all other than a tip for the driver. We were also cut short by one and a half hours and were not taken to the planned pottery market or rural school as per the brochure. Would NOT recommend this tour.

11  Thank Cain56
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Reviewed December 3, 2006

Excellent tour looking into the history of fiji in that area. Loved the stories on cannibals. While the stalictites and staligmites were not as impressive as other more well established caves in other countires the historical stories associated with the cave and area were well worth it.
No problems whatsoever with safety. The guides were very experienced and even though it did rain they kept the welfare of the tourists foremost for the day. Very relaxing and no degree of fitness was really needed to enjoy. Compared with other tours in fiji they were not financially motivated but were out to share their culture which really showed in their laid back nature.
No wonder it was voted fiji's no. 1 tour voted by outgoing tourists

8  Thank Racko
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Reviewed April 28, 2004

When at the deepest penetration of the cave, a sudden outside rain storm instantly flooded the cave to 8-10 depth. It swept us down the cave like the Colorado River. We were trapped for 3 1/2 hours. Lucky all were scuba divers and good swimmers---came extremely close to death for all of us. Afterwards, locals said 7 people have died in this cave tour in the past several years when it has suddenly flooded--DO NOT TAKE THE CAVE TOUR! This is no joke., We are very fortunate to have survived this horor experience.

51  Thank Robert R
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Reviewed November 29, 2015
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