Cango Caves


About 28 kilometres from Oudtshoorn in the beautiful Cango Valley lies one of the greatest wonders of the Klein Karoo – the Cango Caves. The vast underground caverns that make up the caves lay in the precambarian limestone foothills of the Swartberg range. The extensive system of tunnels and chambers stretches for 4 kilometres of which only a small portion is open to visitors. Water has seeped over the limestone ridges for thousands of years, creating spectacular calcite masterpieces.

Visitors are taken on a guided, informative tour through the series of caves where stalactites of varying shapes and sizes hang from the cavern roof and stalagmites tower up from the floor below. The standard tour lasts one-hour and for the more daring, the adventure tour is a 90-minute tour which sees visitors negotiating the Devil’s Chimney and crawling through the Devil’s Postbox.

Map of Cango Caves