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Explore the marvelous Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn

Discover the fascinating Cango Caves, one of the most unique and beautiful natural wonders in the Western Cape.

The Cango Caves, located near Oudtshoorn, have been fascinating visitors for over a century. Local farmer Jacobus Van Zyl first discovered the caves in 1780, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that Scottish geologist Andrew Geddes Bain mapped them in detail.

Millions of years of erosion of limestone by underground water have resulted in a complex network of caverns adorned with exquisite natural rock formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstones.

Two tour options are available for visitors: the Heritage Tour and the Adventure Tour.

The Heritage Tour

  • Departs hourly from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • No physical exertion is required.

  • Ideal for visitors who want to explore the caves comfortably and enjoy the beautiful rock formations.


The Adventure Tour

  • Departs every half-hour from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

  • Requires physical stamina.

  • Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues or claustrophobia.

  • Takes visitors through the most inaccessible parts of the caves, crawling through tight passageways and scaling complex underground rock formations.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Adventure Tour may be closed. Check with the tour operators for the latest information on tour availability and safety measures.

To make the most of your experience, wear comfortable footwear and lightweight clothing as the temperature inside the caves remains constant at 20°C (60°F).

The Cango Caves is a unique destination and a must-see for international travellers and local holidaymakers in the Garden Route.

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