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Echo Caves

Northern region of the Drakensberg Range | 15 km West of the Strydom Tunnel, 1122, South Africa
+27 13 238 0015
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The caves are beautiful but the guide was not the best. She kept speaking even though not everyone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peanut_face
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Pretoria, South Africa
Caves are good - people running it not so much

Loved the cave but the "guide" seemed to be a local woman who "got her turn" Some information... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Zia J
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“road trip” (3 reviews)
“nice tour” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Northern region of the Drakensberg Range | 15 km West of the Strydom Tunnel, 1122, South Africa
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+27 13 238 0015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves are beautiful but the guide was not the best. She kept speaking even though not everyone was listening to what she was saying. We were only a small group of two families. I would not recommend going in a big group. More information...More

Thank Peanut_face
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Loved the cave but the "guide" seemed to be a local woman who "got her turn" Some information given about the stalactites was incorrect. Also felt rushed through it - the signage indicated a 30 - 45min tour but it was more like 20mins. Afterwards...More

Thank Zia J
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We popped in after the panorama route. We are local and had both been there before a long time ago. The gardens are lovely and the decor in the lounge and restaurant are quaint and interesting!! We had a quick meal and it was actually...More

Thank junglegirl87
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I remember making this trip out with my primary school. I thought it might be fun for my family and an international guest to experience the wonders of the area. I was sadly disappointed, at the nonchalant protocols of this tourist attraction and cavalier attitude...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

An underwater river long dried out provided refuge for the Pedi people when they need protection from the Swazis. The site has accommodation and a restaurant and volunteers manage the tours. They are most knowledgeable about the cave and why and how it was formed...More

Thank Shailendra H
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place we were also lucky to see Emo birds kids enjoyed it but expensive for South African people @ R180 per head

Thank Annarina R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you are touring the area pop in because it is worth seeing but I expected much more. My impression is that a lot of dust has penetrated the caves with the result that you do not get that shining look of the formations. Some...More

Thank Danie92
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lunch at Echo Caves.. Bacon and egg Sandwich.. and Cheese Tomato and Ham Sandwich served with chips and cool drinks. The caves you need a jacket because it is quite cold inside.

1  Thank JurieJohannesJacobs
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

And the end of the Panorama route we had enough time to drive to the caves. We did a nice tour through the different caves, but it is not a must see.

Thank Robert-Jan A
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The caves are a great activity for about an hour or so. The cost is R60 per person and you walk about 1km within the cave going from one chamber to the next. There are some small passages and areas where you need to bend...More

Thank Brett G
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thaboramoshaba21
20 November 2017|
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Response from Tertius K | Reviewed this property |
If I remember, about R70 for adults. For the family of five it was about R300. Well worth it.
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Tracy H
8 January 2017|
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Response from Paul_E_Pop |
I only know the price per adult: 180 ZAR - very very expensive for South Africa !!!
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