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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 7410
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I often think once you have visted caves you have visited caves. Not so here, the caves are the most outstanding that I have seen with amazing formations

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sally M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the first tour of the day round the caves and heard from other people that groups later in the day were too large for comfort. We were split into three groups according to language and the English group was the largest. This group...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KatyHertfordshire
Reviewed 6 days ago

At 59, I was the eldest by far in our group of five going on the adventure tour. (A sixth person left after the the guide reiterated the tight squeezes ahead.) I must admit to wondering if I was crazy, as my husband did. But...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mei-Mei K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit off the beaten path, in the sense that the way only leads to the caves and nothing else. The modern building provides ample parking and friendly service. The caves are truly a wonder of nature, and the guided walk was excellent. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RoelR
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the adventure tour where you have to crawl through parts of the cave that is not accessible to the general public. It was a fun activity where you have to crawl through small tunnels sometimes on your belly. We had a great guide...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank christianheide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could have been a wonderful experience, but for a baby crying throughout the guide attempting to tell us the history and a five year old running into the darkness of unlit areas with no response by the parents and major visitors being distracted because they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Scottinjavea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant stop on the coast drive. Excellent guide who sang in the caves which made it special. Group was only about 40 people and wouldn’t like to be in a larger group.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Max_Bank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the guided tour and enjoyed looking at all the formations in the rooms we saw. It was not as cold and damp in this cave as some others i have visited. The guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed hearing about the early...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not too much into caves, stalactites etc.. but is was pretty cool to learn and walk thru the caves..

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank melindameijer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best visited place ever. The caves are well maintained and historical. Must visit for if your planning your tour to Oudtshoorn.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Karen H
15 January 2019|
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Response from 792liezlt | Reviewed this property |
I definitely didn’t go through the chimney but what is nice is at the entrance they have a life size model of the space so you can go in and “measure” if you will fit 😊 The guides will also let you know very quickly if... More
Mariano C
27 December 2018|
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Response from Taistel | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you arrive for the first tour before all the coach tours.
Julie T
24 September 2018|
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Response from postscript65 | Reviewed this property |
Go to its website for email reservations Only really necessary to book during high season (mid Dec - mid Jan) and SA school hols