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Cango Caves, Oudtshoon, Klein Karoo

Cango caves

Some of the awesome sights in the Cango Caves.

The Swartberg range boasts 56 cave systems and is thus rather like an enormous Swiss cheese. However, most of the systems are closed to the public in order to preserve their exquisite and ancient stalagmite and stalactite formation.

The largest of all, though, Cango Caves, is open to all. Accompanied by a guide, you can venture into its giant ’concert hall’ where the acoustical conditions make even horrible voices sound really rather nice. Try singing in there and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

For the more daring, an adventure tour takes you through a set of twisting tunnels and curvy cavities, often on hands and knees and sometimes on your belly. People of ample proportions might want to opt for the standard tour instead.

The standard tour lasts an hour and costs R69 per adult and R33 per child. The tours depart on the hour every hour daily 09H00 to 16H00.

The 90-minute adventure tour costs R90 for adults and R55 for children. The tours depart on the half hour every hour daily 09H30 to 15H30.

The Cango Caves are 29 km from Oudtshoorn on the R328 towards Prince Albert.

Cango Caves, Tel: 044 272 7410 website

This information was taken from the Country Life Magazine Article entitled “10 Great Things To Do In Oudtshoorn”

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