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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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Informative visit let by Eric the guide who gave a lovely rendition of the SA National Anthem in Cave 1. Not wheel chair accessible and differing levels of access into the far... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative visit let by Eric the guide who gave a lovely rendition of the SA National Anthem in Cave 1. Not wheel chair accessible and differing levels of access into the far reaches of the cave system depending on how brave and nimble you are!

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on the adventure tour and despite being a little claustrophobic at times I managed to go through all but the final tight squeeze. Three of us in the group (all parents with kids) decided to skip the last part & were able to meet up with the group & our kids on the return back. Be prepared to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth it. I'm 6'4'' and still did it through those little openings. Go!!! The most beautiful rock formations you'll ever see, probably!

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Vanderbijlpark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cango caves during December 2016, with a load /team of my girls... it was an amazing experience.. Kids learnt a lot from the tour, and since we came from a heritage tour, i do a quiz with my girls to tell what they learned from cango caves, and there's a PRIZE!! From the chamber we've spotted the... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cango caves gave me an astonishing insight of the beauty of our inner world, which is unique. I did the Heritage Tour that i can highly recommend. Unfortunately one has to go inside together with a really big group of approximately 50-60 people. Sometimes this disturbs the experience of this beautiful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the heritage tour, a guided Walk of about an hour through the main chambers of the caves (100 Rand p. Adult). Very impressive, big caves and well lit. Our Guide (Eric) did a wonderfull Tour including singing! Would recommend if in the area

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Thank Rico I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the standard tour and it was stunning. An easy walk for all abilities (there's an adventure tour if you want more excitement though not if you're at all claustrophobic) which led you through a number of caves with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. One for all ages.

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Thank Catherine A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are spectacular, from the natural formations to the modern facilities and guides. It makes for a very nice cool experience especially if the outside temperature is 40°C.

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Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and the caves are beautiful. The guided tours are very informative. Definitely worth a visit.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Heritage tour and the guide was very knowledgeable. We had a great time. Our kids are quite young so the adventure tour would have been too long for us.

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