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Sudwala Caves

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Kids enjoyed it

Nice little guided tour through the caves. Kids enjoyed it. Caves are very well maintained and good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good family time!

We enjoyed the cave. However, there are many stairs that you have to climb to reach them, so be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Traci W
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“dinosaur park”(45 reviews)
“crystal tour”(25 reviews)
“fish spa”(25 reviews)
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...more
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R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 83 446 0228
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little guided tour through the caves. Kids enjoyed it. Caves are very well maintained and good value for money.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the cave. However, there are many stairs that you have to climb to reach them, so be prepared. Our guide was interesting and knowledgeable. The tour was relatively short (45 mins). Afterward we dipped our feet into the fish spa for a ticklish...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I was pretty hesitant to do the 90km drive to the caves from where we were staying but I'm so glad that we did! We had an awesome guide who looked after all of us well and she was very informative with a great sense...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Was a nice stop during our long driving trips. We had a good guide who was funny but also knew a lot.

Thank Femke D
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The Caves are interesting to go and see and explore. Fully guided tour and not to expensive. Restaurant is very slow with service.

Thank Curiosity796935
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice getaway, just for charging your batteries and spending time with family. We did a gruelling 1.7km incline (76 floors on fitbit price watch) walk from the lodge to the caves. Really not for the faint of heart.More

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Guy E, Manager at Sudwala Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your review feedback is important to us. Its important to note that walking 1.7km is a personal choice for those that enjoy brisk exercise. Almost all of our guests drive up to the cave and park in one of two large car...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Sudwala caves and Blessing for the informative tour. It’s really interesting to hear how they were developed and used by the Swazi tribes in the past. Unfortunately our guide had a very strong African accent so it was difficult at times to...More

Thank JasonJ2746
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I have visited the caves at different intervals in my life. The tour is consistent and informative. We loved the interaction as well as being allowed to touch the gong. The caves are quieter during winter months, but the tour is not cut short. Well...More

Thank Twinkletoes1988_11
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were pleasantly surprised to experience a well-maintained Dinosaur Park, which our grandsons loved, as well as enjoying our tour of the Sudwala Caves. The restaurant next to the caves has good food and stunning views.

Thank SueJF810
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The Sudwala caves tour was unique.. our guide was very good and we enjoyed it very much! Special mention to the lady at the ticket desk(she’s so sweet-truly a gem❣️). The tour was half an hr(wished that it had been abit longer😉). But we were...More

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8 July 2018|
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Response from Walter M | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure if dogs would enjoy spending up to an hour in a cave. I love dogs and I wouldn't recommend them for the cave experience, but, yes, other activities in this area are pet friendly
7 January 2018|
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Response from Guy E | Property representative |
For an able bodied, regular person the stairs are not that challenging. It does have a sturdy handrail and rest benches for those that want to take it more slowly. There is an alternative route via the top car park. This is... More
17 December 2017|
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Response from Becks J M | Reviewed this property |
Hello :) I have never made a booking before. Just arrived and paid, and waited for the next available tour. I think if you want to do the deeper tour that goes way further into the caves, you have to book in advance. It's... More