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Sudwala Caves

R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 83 446 0228
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Maybe ok for first time visits to limestone caves

Have visited several limestone caves and karst systems. Not impressive with this. Was a very old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
pandora m
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Singapore
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Unique experience!!

Loved the caves. Very unique with an actual amphitheater in the caves. I used Mbombela Experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arushi26
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Sudwala Caves is the oldest known caves in the world and lie in the Drakensberg escarpment.Regular guided tours take you 600 meters in and 150 meters underground. Tours leave every 10 min (approx) and take about 30 minutes.The caves have some amazing formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and pre cambrian fossils. The most famous formation is the Screaming Monster. This is actually a stalactite that has joined with a stalagmite and has formed a column that is 200 million years old.
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R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have visited several limestone caves and karst systems. Not impressive with this. Was a very old cave that has been used by many in the past, thus the walls have already been darken by the soot and there are only a few active formation. However,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the caves. Very unique with an actual amphitheater in the caves. I used Mbombela Experience trip company. One of the best tour companies. Safe and Netto and his team make the visit very pleasant!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sudwala caves are fascinating and always empress the visitor. Sadly tje Crystal Tour (the more comprehensive tour) has been indefinitely cancelled and the current tour is the short version. The resturant food was sad when with a little more effort it could have been more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us visited the caves while staying in Nelspruit. They are really impressive. Admission is very reasonable, and the 45-minute tour is good. The evolution and history of the caves are interesting as are the formations themselves. The interior lighting is well done, allowing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to the caves was very enjoyable and informative. Tips for the visit is that unless you are very fit I would go by car to the top parking as the climb from the first parking is very strenuous. You also need to wear...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last visited the Sudwala Caves in 1995 and recently had another opportunity to see them again. The enormity and beauty of the caves never ceases to amaze me. I was disappointed that our tour guide made no mention of the beneficial relationship between Somquba...More

Thank Glenda S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in history this is the perfect place to learn more about the Swati people. beautiful nature. Its amazing what God has created. beautiful place to take pictures

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caves are beautiful and very clean inside. Our Guide was very friendly and informative. I really enjoyed the fish spa:)

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Sadwala caves is a popular tourist attraction in Mpumalanga. One hour tour is run during the day and a monthly 5 hour long tour takes tourists/ visitors 2000 meters through the caves. Well you have a tour guide who is very knowledgeable and very informative...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A first for me and I was amazed. Had always driven past the sign and thought "should definetly go there" and this time we did. The tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgable. Some fantastic examples of Stalactites and Stalacmites.

Thank Victor S
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cindydebeerl
8 January 2018|
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Response from Guy E | Property representative |
For an able bodied, regular person the stairs are not that challenging. It does have a sturdy handrail and rest benches for those that want to take it more slowly. There is an alternative route via the top car park. This is... More
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cece n
18 December 2017|
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Response from Becks J M | Reviewed this property |
Hello :) I have never made a booking before. Just arrived and paid, and waited for the next available tour. I think if you want to do the deeper tour that goes way further into the caves, you have to book in advance. It's... More
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granut
22 July 2017|
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Response from Guy E | Property representative |
Hi. The cost of the tour is: R95 for adults, R80 for Pensioners, R50 for kids under 16 and free for kids under 4. You can find more information on our website
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