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The Cango Caves

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Address: Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7410
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Though damaged through shortsighted tourism schemes in the 1960s, these...

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.

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Wonderful scenery

We have been in the caves several times and everytime we enjoyed to see the different halls with their special attractions. It is a must, when you stay in Oudtshoorn,more than all... read more

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Somerset West, South Africa
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You think you are in the middle of nowhere, but are suddenly confronted by dozens of tour buses. Good cave tour, but once you've seen one cave...

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been in the caves several times and everytime we enjoyed to see the different halls with their special attractions. It is a must, when you stay in Oudtshoorn,more than all the ostrich farms!

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These caves are quite dramatic and have some amazing formations inside the impressive chambers. The path through the cave areas is well made so very easy, even for those with some mobility issues. I was impressed with how organised the tour was and the way of lighting the particular chambers was very professional: the tour could focus on particular sections... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been in caves before but these ones are pretty spectacular! This size of them is amazing,we were told they used to have concerts in the largest one,which must've been incredible. There are various chambers and the variety of stalactites and stalagmites just about takes your breath away. At the end of the normal part of the tour there is... More 

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State of Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is beautiful and full of history. We did only the "Mild" tour, but the people who did the full tour were very pleased. Recommend doing it in the morning and combining witha visit to the Ostrich Farms

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A truly incredible attraction. A definite must-see. It will take your breath away. 1 million year old stalactites and stalagmites forming amazing shapes through cave after cave. Very knowledgeable tour guides make the attraction that much more appreciated and valued. I would go back again and again.

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George East
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning Stunning Stunning. Wow these are a must see and should be experienced when driving through Oudtshoorn. One of Gods Wonders. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite being a bit claustrophobic I really enjoyed this. The first 4 chambers caused no problems and were beautiful. I would not have done the adventure tour which went much deeper and involved squeezing through narrow gaps. The guide was a good laugh and told good stories. Highly recommended.

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and made the tour one to remember. The exhibition was very interesting

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cango Caves is a must visit and our kids was mesmerized when entering the vast chambers with the rock formations. The stalactites, stalagmites and others was formed over thousands of years of water dripping and some had the most amazing shapes. It was an easy walk/tour with an excellent guide who knew his job and was very helpful. Even... More 

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