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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Alysha M
South Africa2 contributions
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 Africa10 contributions
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
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 Africa188 contributions
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
1 contribution
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 Africa1,229 contributions
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
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
3 contributions
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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Africa Spear Safaris
Kruger National Park, South Africa3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We were 6 friends who did the Crystal Caves and it is a must. It is fun and we really enjoyed the experience. But remember to take old clothes that you don’t want after the tour as you will get dirty.
Written 20 November 2022
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Megan B
10 contributions
Nov 2022
The drive alone to the caves was so beautiful and scenic! My husband and I did the Sudwala cave tour November 2022. We had a wonderful experience with the tour, that gave us enough time to learn about the dolomite cave, it's formations, and past inhabitants. Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable. The caves themselves were beautiful and we took excellent photos. If we had time we would have zip lined, because the outside of the caves was as beautiful as the inside.

The staff inside and outside of the gift shop were friendly. We stopped to get some snacks before our drive back to Johannesburg.

Would recommend for any age or group.
Written 12 November 2022
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