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Sudwala Caves

R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 83 446 0228
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Educational trip

The caves are well preserved and it is a very interesting and educational trip. The guides were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
suzette215
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Sudwala visit

The kids enjoyed the scenery and the tour instructor was excellent. It was a great exposure to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter M
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Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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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 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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“dinosaur park” (44 reviews)
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“crystal tour” (22 reviews)
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R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The caves are well preserved and it is a very interesting and educational trip. The guides were excellent, well informed and full of jokes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids enjoyed the scenery and the tour instructor was excellent. It was a great exposure to the wealth of the country

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved everything about this. The tour guides are so resourceful and from a geologist, they know their story. I loved the whole history behind everything. It was fun

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide delivered a great tour of the caves, explaining some of the geological processes on how various formations come to be, as well as the historical significance of the caves. It is difficult not to be awestruck when looking at such magnificent formations, which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour. Priced fairly. Clean and friendly staff. Worth a visit. Just don't walk there..take your car!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

If you coming down from Johannesburg/ Pretoria, app 30 km before Nelspruit is Sudwala caves. They are very easy to walk in. There is a guided tour every hour and it really worth a stop and have a look at. There is a restaurant on...More

1  Thank BoNilsson
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is one of the most underrated tourist attractions in the Mpumalanga area. Heading through the caves with a young family is easy, so don't be put off if you have little ones. Just do it! The parking can be a little daunting close to...More

1  Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This was a return visit to the caves with two families. The kids enjoyed the experience which includes a dinosaur park next door. The guide was very informative and the crystal chamber as beautiful as I remembered it from our previous visit. This visit was...More

Thank skippie1973
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The caves at sudwala is really a must see on anyones bucketlist. I really enjoyed the cave tour, and the guide was very informed. The restourants (both on top and below) is disgusting and must rather close their doors. Meduim rare steak with salad takes...More

Thank Koen K
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Sudwala Caves in Mpumalange offer something truly unique and amazing - The Fish Spa lets you enjoy "Garra Rufa Medical Fish" eating away at your feet in a sterile pool, they eat dead skin and other bacteria is a tingly but enjoyable way. The experience...More

Thank Nduvho M
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cindydebeerl
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
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cece n
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
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granut
22 July 2017|
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Response from Guy E | Property representative |
Hi. The cost of the tour is: R95 for adults, R80 for Pensioners, R50 for kids under 16 and free for kids under 4. You can find more information on our website
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