The main chambers of the Cango Caves are filled with mysterious and striking dripstone formations and the sheer size of Van Zyl’s hall (named after its first explorer) is bound to leave you awe struck. The 150,000 year old Cleopatra’s Needle and surrounding chamber with its grey roof and intricately carved out hollows are also one of the Cango Caves’ highlights.
The Adventure Tour involves crawling through narrow passages on all fours and climbing up steep rock formations guided by small lights. On both tours you will see spectacular halls and grand limestone formations and for those with a desire to do some real “caving” the Adventure Tour offers an interesting assault course at the end of the route that includes a steep ladder, a small hole and some crawling. The smallest passage that tourists will have to pass through on the Adventure Tour is just under 30 cm high at the exit. For those who prefer a slightly gentler pace the Standard Tour allows you to see all the glory of the Cango Caves whilst remaining upright!
The Cango Caves are open 364 days of the year, closed on 25th December.
Standard tours: 09h00 to 16h00 (tours depart on the hour every hour).
Adventure tours: 09h30 to 15h30 (tours depart on the half hour every hour).
Standard tours cost R64 per adult and R32 per child.
Adventure tours cost R80 per adult and R52 per child.
Prices are subject to change. Please check when booking.
All tours are offered in English but an Afrikaans, German, French or other language guide may be available (please check availability when booking if you have a preference).
Oudtshoorn Municipality, Oudtshoorn, 6625View Larger Map