Sudwala Caves
Sudwala Caves
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Sudwala Caves is the oldest known caves in the world and lie in the Drakensberg escarpment.Regular guided tours take you 600 meters in and 150 meters underground. Tours leave every 10 min (approx) and take about 30 minutes.The caves have some amazing formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and pre cambrian fossils. The most famous formation is the Screaming Monster. This is actually a stalactite that has joined with a stalagmite and has formed a column that is 200 million years old.
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Igmaré F
Delmas, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Awesome staff. Best cave tour. By far the best zipline experience ever! They are so helpful and friendly. It was my friend's first time zip-lining. They were so friendly and helped her so nicely.
Written 24 February 2024
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Traveler19195669196
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Sudwala lodge and caves is a must go and see. We were left in awe with the beautifull mountains and landscapes so peacefull,would love to visit again defiantly♡
Written 21 February 2024
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Alysha M
South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Sodwala caves are truly remarkable and definitely a must see when exploring the area. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was both educational and interesting

The views from the decks around the cave area are also gorgeous!

I would recommend parking on the higher parking level to avoid the endless amount of stairs required to reach the cave entrance.
Written 18 January 2024
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meganrep
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Mxolisi was the most patient and funny tour guide we learnt so much and had an awesome time there. So much to see and great for kids !
Written 5 October 2023
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Rialette v
Polokwane, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had a tour guide Rama. His knowledge of the caves were very good and educational. An enjoyable time in the caves. Can recommend a visit there.
Written 7 August 2023
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Kobus
Sasolburg, South Africa200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The reception is friendly and fast. Entry fees are reasonable. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience to see the caves, bring easy walking shoes! The curio shop has interesting items and the restaurant has fast food and beer! Well worth the trip. Drive carefully up and down the mountain road, as it can be narrow at some areas.
Written 29 June 2023
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Joany C
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Clear speech and voice from the guid. Lighting inside the caves are sufficient. A great learning experience.
Written 8 April 2023
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miki121
Johannesburg, South Africa1,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Both and adults enjoyed the tour. The caves are well managed and the guides are knowledgable. My kids especially loved the fairy land cave. Well worth a visit.
Written 21 March 2023
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Ash
Pietermaritzburg29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Sudwala caves were just amazing! We were lucky to have a guide, Helen, all to ourself and she made it a totally fun learning experience. Highly recommended if you're in the Nelspruit area.
Written 11 March 2023
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mpymokoena
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Best part was the cave and two way zip line experience. And our guide in the cave was excellent.

I also enjoyed the restaurant and the slash puppy next to the cave entrance.
Written 9 January 2023
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