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
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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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miki121
Johannesburg, South Africa1,227 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
9 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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Sammy M
Nairobi, Kenya252 contributions
Jun 2021
An excellent activity that I highly recommend. The caves are beautiful and filled with history. The guides are highly knowledgeable and make the tour both informative and fun.
Written 29 May 2022
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CareneMouton
Johannesburg, South Africa143 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Amazing geological site. Apparently these caves are the oldest in the world. The tour guides are well-informed and hospitable. Would definitely recommend a tour. The restaurant probably has the most beautiful view in the province. Unfortunately, the branding and decor is quite tacky. However, the site is lively and in good condition.
Written 6 April 2022
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Sandra Dickason
7 contributions
Apr 2022
Well worth the time to visit when you in the area. For all age groups. Having a soft serve ice cream at the end of the tour was fabulous.
Written 2 April 2022
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Leslé
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
So thankful for such an incredible experience. Our guide, Felix was simply the best! He gave spoke to us about the history and formations of the caves in a very interesting and humorous way.
Written 1 April 2022
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Anthea H
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
Great family outing and a must-see in the Lowveld. Our guide (Weavil) was fantastic: she was very knowledgeable, well-spoken and enthusiastic and made it an engaging experience for everyone. Highly recommended!
Written 13 March 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM