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Sudwala Caves

R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 83 446 0228
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Fascinating guided cave tour

My kids loved this adventure into this cave system. The guide was humorous, knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louise E
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Visit to Sudwala Caves

Even more impressive than anticipated, about 90 minutes in total and well worth while. Comes with a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maseru, Lesotho
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The Sudwala Caves is the oldest known caves in the world and lie in the Drakensberg escarpment.Regular guided tours take you 600 meters in and 150 meters underground. Tours leave every 10 min (approx) and take about 30 minutes.The caves have some amazing formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and pre cambrian fossils. The most famous formation is the Screaming Monster. This is actually a stalactite that has joined with a stalagmite and has formed a column that is 200 million years old.
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R539, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 83 446 0228

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My kids loved this adventure into this cave system. The guide was humorous, knowledgeable and friendly. We treated ourselves to having our feet cleaned at the spa in the fish ponds.

Thank Louise E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even more impressive than anticipated, about 90 minutes in total and well worth while. Comes with a guide included in the very reasonable price.

Thank slkwalker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful tour of the Cave, interesting facts of the Swazi culture and the missing Kruger gold. Privileged to be in one of the oldest caves in the world. The Tour guide was very informative on the history of this beautiful sight, well worth the visit.

Thank Cecil M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful Sudwala Caves have been a part of my life since I can remember. My parents would take me here when we traveled to the area, usually before heading to the Kruger National Park. I loved it every time, and a walk through these...More

Thank Becks J M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sudwala caves are given out as the oldest caves in the world. The interior which can be visited is only some 600m, because the crystal room which is some 3km in is closed at the moment due to the dry climate and the dried...More

1  Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never realized the it's the oldest until we visited. Anthony our guide gave us a snap geography lesson & we had a guided tour inside the darken cave with natural chalk formation. No advisable for those who have walking problem as its wet & slippery...More

Thank AGK5656
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The outside of the cave. From the parking to the entrance wasn't so impressive to me. The toilets are very neat. Inside the caves it's very beautiful and the staff is helpful and friendly. In such a hit area I'll expect the shop to sell...More

Thank MkatekoA
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It was my first time visit the caves I was so nervous, everything in there was so amazing, I couldn't believe that I was in SA...

Thank Lindiwe M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I had a quick detour on my way to Nelspruit to go see Sudwala caves. It is a interesting visit and the guides are well informed, helpful and friendly. The tour takes about an hour where the guide will inform you on stalagmites and stalactites...More

Thank Ilse_M6
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Best place to learn about rocks and interesting shapes they form. The tour guide really stimulated our imaginations. There's rocks forming all shapes such as the KFC,Virgin Mary,Virgin Mary and the baby etc. Its interesting that there's also an amphitheater where the likes of Beiber...More

Thank Walter M
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22 July 2017|
Response from Guy E | Property representative |
Hi. The cost of the tour is: R95 for adults, R80 for Pensioners, R50 for kids under 16 and free for kids under 4. You can find more information on our website