Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn
About Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn
Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Scenic Cape Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6620, Western Cape, South Africa
Ticket Price: 80 ZAR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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This exquisite show cave is South Africa’s little town of Oudtshoorn is what you must-visit on your trip to the country. The caves offer adventure and heritage tour that displays the rich natural history of South Africa.
Located at the foothills of Swartberg range and set in Precambrian limestone, the special tour guides will take you on a journey to remember by. Enhanced lights effect and bewildering natural beauty of Cango caves makes it a popular tourist attraction.
Cango Caves Information
- Ensure that you carry a camera.
- Not suitable for pregnant ladies and people with medical problems.
Cango Caves Ticket Prices
- Ticket for adventure tour costs R 100.
- Children have a concession in entry fee.
Cango Caves Opening and Closing Hours
- The timing for adventure tours is 09.30 am to 03.30 pm.
- The heritage tour is 60 minutes long.
- The adventure tour is 90 minutes long.
How To reach Cango Caves by Public Transport
- Rented car
Restaurants Near Cango Caves
- Cango cave restaurant- Karoo lambs.
- Cango caves coffee shop- cakes.
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Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn Reviews - Write a Review
Well worth a visit they are spectacular! Tour experience dependent on your guide and ours was not very personable or enthusiastic! The adventure tour is not for the fat or unfit and make sure you can fit through the cut out boards at the entrance as some of the passages are a tight squeeze! In 2004 an obese woman (20+ stone) got stuck in one of the tunnels and it was 20 hours before she and others trapped in the cave further on were released. Views are good and restaurant available. We got on the first tour of the day, the numbers were small and swelled as the day progressed. The caves are hot and we were overdressed and sweating profusely. One concern was no helmets were available (too expensive!!!) The only cave we have visited were their use was not compulsory. The passages deeper in the caves are slippery, appropriate footwear needed. There are a lot of steps even on the basic tour, and some disabled visitors were struggling.
Loved the place. A must visit if you are doing the garden route. They have adventure tour and heritage tours and i would recommend going for adventure tour. Even though the guides might scare you that the adventure tour is scary but trust me its not that scary but rather is quite fun.
From the two options available, I would recommend the adventure tour for anyone able bodied enough. While it is not really that 'adventurous' (all four tunnels are simple and short to walk/crawl through) you set to go much deeper in the caves and see more. Our group was a mixture of people, ranging from the late 60's to the late 20's and no one had trouble following. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and happy to respond any questions from the group. At the time of writing this review, Regular tours start every hour on the hour from 9:00, lasting 60 minutes, and the Adventure tours every hour on the half an hour, from 9:30, lasting around 90 minutes. Do not expect a full speleological expedition by any length, but a fun activity if in the area.
They have 2 options, the adventurous and a simple walk through the caves. Great fun for the kids, lots of history. You can get claustrophobic on the adventurous trail. It is a guided tour that costs about R160 per person, children under 3 are free.
Amazing spectacular sandstone formations. 3 option for tours from Scenic to Adventure,going 1,2 km into the earth. Better if a small group. The Devils Chimney and The Postbox are narrow so large people may not fit! Good facilities ( curios, restaurant and toilets. Normal tours on the hour and Adventure every hour in the half hour.