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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.
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.
Departure: 09:30-15:30 – every hour on the half hour
Duration: 90 minutes
THE SPEKBOOM RESTAURANT
- 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
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