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One of South Africa’s national assets, the Cango Caves is a cave system located at the base of the Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The caves extend for several kilometres and were formed through the gradual erosion of limestone rock, leaving behind a network of caverns, columns and a beautiful array of dripstone stalactite, stalagmite and helictite formations.
The caves were officially discovered in 1780 by a local farmer who was bravely lowered into the main chamber using only ropes and a flimsy oil lantern but there is evidence that South Africa’s first nation, the San, had used the caves well before this time.
The temperature in the caves is a constant 18° Celsius and they are open to the public all year round, with the exception of Christmas day. Two tours are offered; the standard 1 hour tour and an extended, and more exciting, 90 minute adventure tour. Both tours are... Show more