Cango Caves

Cango Caves offer a fascinating pilgrimage through time.  The caverns began forming 20 million years ago when acidic ground water chemically eroded the 100-million-year-old limestone rock – although today’s dramatic stalactites and stalagmites began growing only when the water which once filled the Caves drained away:  a mere three million years ago.

Man has visited Cango since ancient times:  Southern Africa’s earliest people found shelter here for more than 80 000 years before the Caves were re-discovered’ – in 1780 – by Dutch colonists. It has since become one of South Africa’s most frequently visited tourism attractions.

It is an attraction of many firsts:

  • First to be protected by environmental legislation.
  • First to employ a full-time tourist guide.
  • South Africa’s oldest tourist attraction.
  • Biggest show cave system in Africa.

Cango Caves are open 364 days per year, except 25 December.


It is essential to book either tour in advance.  Every tour carries a restriction in terms of visitors and by booking you are not only making it comfortable for yourself, but also aiding us with our conservation effort of this non-renewable resource. Rates are valid till 30 June 2024.


This tour is an easy walk through the first six largest halls, continuing through to the African Drum room with a few stairways.

Adults:                  R170
Children:              R 120
Departure:          09:00-16:00 – every hour on the hour
Duration:             60 minutes


This is a medium risk activity with exciting passages and narrow tunnels requiring a degree of fitness.  It is for lean people only and is essential to wear non-slip footgear. Children younger than six (6) years may not partake in this tour.

Adults:                 R240
Children:              R170
Departure:          09:30-15:30 – every hour on the half hour
Duration:             90 minutes


  • Full service restaurant with a la carte menu
  • Vegan and vegetarian friendly
  • Full service bar that services a variety of SA wines
  • Craft beer & Gin on Tap
  • info@thespekboom.co.za / 063 561 9004


Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 (0)44 272 7410
Email: reservations@cangocaves.co.za
Website: www.cango-caves.co.za

Open from 09:00-16:00

Cango Valley,
Western Cape,
South Africa,