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Address: Northern region of the Drakensberg Range | 15 km West of the Strydom Tunnel, 1122, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 13 238 0015
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Charming caves , with lots of stairs

The guides are helpful and the caves capture the imagination. Great historical value. Beautiful gardens and accommodation on site.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Elsabe B
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Irene, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

On our way back from Kruger National Park to Ohrigstad we visited the Echo Caves (about 25 km's before you reach Ohrigstad). And what a worthwhile stop it was. All the staff are so friendly and the caves itself is spectacular. There are 4 main areas and the last area called Crystal Palace is breathtaking. Please note you do climb... More 

Thank Marika M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very informative and interesting. Good place to stop on your road trip and visit. Beautiful scenery and surrounds.

1 Thank Monika J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had to pay FULL price & noticed the tour was VERY short. Worker said during December they close the Full Tour of caves to push more people through. But why must we still FULL price. VERY VERY disappointed.... and their groups are way too big. If u were at the back, u miss out on what the "guide" is... More 

Thank Goggabekkie
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The guides are helpful and the caves capture the imagination. Great historical value. Beautiful gardens and accommodation on site.

1 Thank Elsabe B
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Evans...young man you were brilliant. You know your subject. Very informative learned a lot about the history of the caves. The caves by itself takes your breath away.

2 Thank Sias7213
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visited the caves as part of a road trip through the area. The local guide was fabulous with many historical anecdotes and interesting facts. He was also very patient with the kids.

Thank TravellingSage
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The history of it all is interesting but personally there are much better sights to see and things to do in the area. If on an international visit it is most definitely worth the experience but if South African I doubt you would find it rewarding. Great history and experience walking in a mountain however....

Thank mishkaw2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the caves and all the history that goes along with it. lunch was great and affordable. its really nice. having had our children coming along was not that bad.

Thank Deon En Judy D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We visited in December 2015. It's quite a drive to get to the caves. The fee paid to enter the caves is too much considering what you see/ your experience. The guide was not very knowledgeable and it seemed like it was such an effort to take us on a tour. They emphasised that the guides are volunteers. At the... More 

Thank shan12015
Thohoyandou, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 08h00 and we were told that they will start working at 08h30 but a volunteer told us she will attend to us as her master has gone to fetch other employees from the village nearby. The entrance fee is too much compared to what we saw inside.The words ' I am a volunteer' was the order of... More 

Thank Lydia T

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