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The Cango Caves

328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7410
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This is a must see!

A natural wonder, one of a kind gem in the heart of the Karoo. This place is millions of years old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
An exciting way to see the caves

We've seen cave formations in many parts of the world but the Cango Caves present an exciting way... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Neil S
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Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these caves are still worth a visit for their eerie dark tunnels and stunning limestone formations.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“adventure tour” (505 reviews)
“standard tour” (131 reviews)
“cango caves” (401 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7410

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Reviewed yesterday

A natural wonder, one of a kind gem in the heart of the Karoo. This place is millions of years old and is in a class of its own. The staff who man it are very knowledgeable, friendly and considerate when taking guests on the...More

Thank virgil83
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've seen cave formations in many parts of the world but the Cango Caves present an exciting way to view with their Adventure tour. This involves crawling, squeezing and climbing through a section of caves. Whilst the caves are perhaps not as magnificent as some...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I travelled with a friend and all the online guides recommend this place. We went not knowing if this was going to be just another cave, but we were pleasently surprise. The cave is really really big!! kilometers and kilometers (only a section is open...More

Thank shei211
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did the adventure tour...there were some tricky parts if your body habitus is larger than average size but its not a difficult trail. Cave was clean, well lit, no bats, dry and trails very accessible. However the natural feel of the cave was lost by...More

Thank Nazreen B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. It's a beauty inside. Professional guide. Amazing road trip to get there. Breathtaking views of the mountains.

Thank Ritesh_Boochia
Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought this would be fun but we were pretty disappointed. We booked this adventure tour for 3:30pm almost a year in advance but they overbooked our group which seemed to cut into the quality of the tour. They flashed the lights on and off...More

Thank TravelUsername
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Cango Caves many times before and have not been here for some time. Took our kids on this trip and they loved it. Very in "awe" of the caves! The guide was also very informative. I was looking forward to the lightning show...More

Thank cegreyling
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the one hour tour. Impressive halls with nice rock structures. Professional and entertaining guide. Too large group. We did the basic 1 hour tour.

Thank RBR-66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the adventure tour at cango caves at 330 rand for both. Our guide was very good. I liked all the lights being turned off to give us an idea of how it would have been when it was 'rediscovered' by the Dutch farmer!...More

Thank Emily O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rocked up at 10am on the dot and managed to run to join the 10am tour group. The shorter tours run on the hour and last about an hour. There's a life size model of the gaps you need to squeeze through for the...More

Thank BWM505
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18 May 2017|
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Response from Dermot J | Reviewed this property |
Yes not an issue you can just take your time .
Neil G
26 February 2017|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
There are two tours to choose from. The basic tour is very accessible, but you need sensible footwear. The adventure tour is for fit agile, possibly experienced, cavers. It's a fantastic cave with excellent guide.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Jacques B | Reviewed this property |
It all depends which tour you take. I took the standard tour which lasts an hour. If you want to go deeper into the caves and crawl around then those take up to 3 or 4 hours.There is a short film which you can watch before... More