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Sudwala Caves

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a sight not to be missed....awsome

want to go back in time...visit the Sudwala caves. Inside temperature cool and fresh. wear takkies... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alberton, South Africa
A must see if you're visiting Mpumalanga - Great lodge as well

Had a personalised tour of an ever changing cave - interesting seeing that the earth is only 6000... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra Sue K
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Guided tours of the Sudwala Caves are offered seven days a week every half hour from 08:30 to 16:30. Contact: (013) 733-4152 Entrance Fees December 2013: R 80.00 per adult R 40.00 per child 5-15 years Children under 5 years FREE I even took a...More

5  Thank Jenny S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Visited the caves on a wet Sunday afternoon with the family. The guide was very knowledgeable about the caves but I thought there was too much being made about imprints in the formations and the past inhabitants and not enough was said about the formation...More

1  Thank Obru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

want to go back in time...visit the Sudwala caves. Inside temperature cool and fresh. wear takkies - recommended. An exilirating experience

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a personalised tour of an ever changing cave - interesting seeing that the earth is only 6000 yrs old. Awesome natural formations.

Thank Sandra Sue K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tour. We had a very young guide who easily answered all the questions we had. He excelled in the tour and joked with everyone. The caves have a great history I would recommend everyone gets to know. There is a few amazing views in...More

Thank Leroy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best caves I have enjoyed in Mpumalanga. You can't afford to miss this place when you around Nelspruit.

Thank Moses B
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We followed advice on Tripsdvisor and went to Echo caves first and we were not disappointed! Both experiences were so different but greatly enjoyed. Echo cave requires a bit more endurance and bending whereas Sudwala is easier but can be slippery. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Nicolesha911
Reviewed 8 October 2018

My recent visit to the caves was disappointing due to commercialization and lack of interest by the staff. Even the tour guide was nothing better than a tape recorder and clearly had no geological or historical back ground. The tour being only a hollow visit....More

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

Thank you for your review, feedback is important to us. The Sudwala Caves is a commercial operation as indicated by the ticket sales and guided tours. I am sorry you felt the tour did not cover the history or geological aspects of the cave in...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

We were staying next door at Sudwala Lodge so decided to do the cave tour. Very pleasantly suprised and glad we did the tour. We were the first tour so ended up with a very knowledgeable guide (Innocent) for just the two of us. The...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I battled to find a review comparing the two caves before our trip, so here is a review of Echo Caves vs Sudwala caves. Our family recently enjoyed a trip to both the Echo caves and then the Sudwala caves. My opinion is that both...More

1  Thank LinnyWilliams
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Thank JacoBoshoff
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Thank Traci W
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8 July 2018|
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Response from walterm450 | 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