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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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Entertaining caves visit

We decided to visit the caves during a one night stay near Oudtshoorn. We have seen caves before at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Trevor4000
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Brisbane, Australia
Nice cave system to visit

It has become a very commercial visit but it is very well done, and accessible to everyone. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dj0vl3
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“adventure tour” (516 reviews)
“standard tour” (132 reviews)
“cango caves” (408 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7410

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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to visit the caves during a one night stay near Oudtshoorn. We have seen caves before at various places in Australia. We arrived just as a tour was starting and joined last. The guide was very entertaining and was a highlight of the...More

Thank Trevor4000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has become a very commercial visit but it is very well done, and accessible to everyone. The adventure tour is not so difficult and much more fun than the shorter /easiest one (more designed for elderly and claustrophobic people) The staff is knowledgeable and...More

Thank dj0vl3
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a family trip with me, my wife and our 3 kids aged 10, 6 and 4. Was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the experience is truly magical. One of the "must do" things in Oudtshoorn, surely. Guides are available to conduct tours in...More

Thank NeilBuchner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am somewhat claustrophobic so was worried about going but the standard route is completely ok. Large caves and decent sized walkways and staircases to each area. Guide is great who takes you to each section and explains the history and what you are looking...More

Thank goodguyjas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family and the children, enjoyed it again. Still lovely and beautiful to visit. Easy access

Thank Ekweetnie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the Cango Caves a good few times in my life and they just keep getting better! Our guide was passionate and funny, she interacted with all the guests and had a lovely way of linking her heritage from the Koi San into...More

Thank Farnhamhome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You simply cannot miss taking a trip out to the cango caves. It's a breathtaking experience. When you see the natural beauty that is created over hundreds of thousands of years it will leave you with a lasting memory which is simply stunning

Thank TH15HEN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to two big caves before (Luray in the US and on an island in the Halong bay in Vietnam) so I was really not motivated to go but my husband convinced me. Good he did so!: - the caves are really impressive...More

1  Thank Kathrin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a nice grotto ,large enough and interesting,it is nice to see some rooms that are very interesting and the guides are so friendly and they take care of us and they are very interested in helping us

Thank aureliolorusso
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good way to spend an hour on a wet day. Guide was informative and amusing. The caves are massive and have some very interesting structures which they light up for photos. They separate groups by language so there is no problem. If you think...More

Thank ColchesterSleeper
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mareec0nnell
18 May 2017|
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Response from Dermot J | Reviewed this property |
Yes not an issue you can just take your time .
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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.
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BillyElliot1
18 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
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