Sudwala Caves

Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit: Hours, Address, Sudwala Caves Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Phila D
Johannesburg, South Africa1,030 contributions
Great visit
Jun 2021 • Couples
Such a great experience. The caves are brilliant and the tour's very well done.

Very informative and a great way to spend a few hours if your day when in the area.

Worth the visit, really enjoyable
Written 28 June 2021
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cjsimplyscraps
Hampstead, NC11 contributions
One of the highlights of my trip
Aug 2020 • Couples
I’ve
Been to many a cave or caverns in the United States and this was my first trip to Africa and I loved these caves. The best thing is that it was not all the same and there were some colored lights to highlight some areas but a lot of au natural . In the middle of the cave is a sort of stage. We happened to be there while a school was visiting. I spent 40 days in Africa and this was one of my highlights. The school got up on the stage and sang African music. I was in heaven. It was so beautiful inside this beautiful cave with a whole nother world of acoustics! This is a do not miss!
Written 22 April 2021
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nasihasurtee
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions
Admiration, awe and respect
Dec 2020
These caves are awe-inspiring and such an amazing experience. A must visit for anyone in the area or passing by. The information boards that were made to adjust during Covid are thoughtful, informative, short and quirky and even the teens enjoyed reading them. The guides and staff were super friendly and eager to answer any questions. Amazing milkshakes can be bought at the restaurant and great views from the deck of the surrounding mountains. Great value and money well spent.
Written 11 January 2021
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Lungi N
Durban, South Africa65 contributions
Worth the visit
Dec 2020 • Family
The Sudwala Caves are worth a visit. There seem to be two entrances- coming from the caves parking you can go up a very steep climb up stairs or from the parking at the dinosaur park you can take gentle, leisurely walk with amazing views. Due to Covid regulations they no longer offer guided tours so you do a self guided walk but there are plenty of tour guides located around the caves who share interesting information. Inside it is very spacious and there is a lot to wonder and marvel at and learn about. The time will fly past without you realising it.
Written 4 January 2021
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Guide50362846025
Sandton, South Africa2 contributions
Magnificent experience.
Dec 2020 • Family
The facilities are extremely well kept, clean and tidy. The staff are helpful and friendly. All covid protocols are maintained.
Written 16 December 2020
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WanguiG
Sandton, South Africa78 contributions
Must see in Nelspruit (Mbombela)
Nov 2020
I was in awe of this magnificent work of nature, such wide and high spaces in some parts that you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a cathedral and not a cave. They have an amphitheatre in there!! what?!.... So glad we visited. Only disappointment was that the neighbouring Butterfly park at the entrance had released the butterflies so there was not much to see there. Awesome gift shops and hilarious guides make the experience informative and unforgettable. There's a steep set of steps from the parking lot to the cave entrance but after that, the rest is manageable even for an adventurous 3-year-old. Strategic lighting all over the caves make the place easy to navigate and great signage gives you some history if you would prefer to walk around without a guide.
Written 8 December 2020
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Gerda Niemann
Bloemfontein, South Africa6 contributions
Interesting and friendly
Sep 2020 • Family
Friendly reception and service. The 'fairy land' was a highlight - love the names given to the formations!
Written 5 October 2020
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Richard v
George, South Africa19 contributions
Great service
Sep 2020 • Family
Great welcoming service by staff and management. Well taken care of facilities. Lots of things to learn and highly recommended for all ages.
Written 1 September 2020
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Meera
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa43 contributions
Oldest caves in the world.. 🌸
Nov 2019 • Family
This place was an amazin experience. Sudwala caves are historic and a wonderful experience. Scenery are amazing. The 🦕 Park was spectacular. Created beautiful memories here. Crystal caves were magnificent.. Fantastic weather, great atmosphere, excellent....
Written 14 August 2020
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Alison H
Fourways, South Africa23 contributions
Enjoyable
Feb 2020 • Family
An hours tour guide which was really interesting
They need to think of people who are hard at hearing as the guide was not very loud at all but enjoyable
Great restaurant as well
Written 17 February 2020
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