Wonderwerk Cave


Wonderwerk means “miracle” in the Afrikaans language, and the 139 metre deep Wonderwerk Cave is an archaeological site formed in the dolomite rocks of the Kuruman Hills. It was declared a national heritage site in 1993 and is managed by the Mc Gregor Museum.

The site is located about 43km north of Danielskuil, and archaeological research at this huge cave has revealed a long record of human and environmental history. The cave has been studied and excavated since the mid 90’s and contains up to 6m depth of archaeological deposits. Rock art is found in the form of parietal paintings within the cave.

It was selected as one of the 100 sites for the 2010 World Monument Watch by the World Monument Fund.

Map of Wonderwerk Cave