Cango Caves

The Cango Caves

By Nick for Family Travel Explore.

I went to the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn with my friends Johnny, Jordan and Ruben. It was so much fun, we had to go through four tunnels!  At the Cango Caves, the fun tunnels are Lumbago Ally, the Tunnel of Love, the Devils Chimney and the Letterbox.  I think all the people in my tour group thought that the Devil’s Chimney was the hardest because we had to crawl up a slanted surface with not much space to move around.

I learnt so much there, like when a stalactite and a stalacmite drip together it forms a column or the nickname is the leaning tower of Pisa. The tour guide told us that the Khoisan tribe use to live there. I was surprised when I saw a rock shaped like an organ. I loved it.`

 

Squeezing through The Post Box

I learnt so much there, like when a stalactite and a stalacmite drip together it forms a column or the nickname is the leaning tower of Pisa. The tour guide told us that the Khoisan tribe use to live there. I was surprised when I saw a rock shaped like an organ. I loved it.`

My favourite tunnel was the letterbox because you have to crawl through a thin tunnel and then slide down a rock. On the inside of the Cango Caves, it is damp which makes the stairs wet and slippery.

DO THE ADVENTURE OR HERITAGE TOUR

Everybody starts at the same point for the adventure tour and the heritage tour.  At the end of the heritage tour, the group has a choice to either carry-on to the adventure tour or to stay back.

The Cango Caves is open 364 days of the year, they are closed on the 25th of  December.  Opening times are 09:30 -15:30.  Be sure to check their website for more up to date information.

ROUTE 66
Oudtshoorn is on the world famous Route 62

The adventure tour takes about 90 minutes and it costs R 110.00 for a child and R 165.00 for an adult, children under six years old. You must bring your own water, wear trainers (tekkies) and a cap.   There is a lovely gift shop and a restaurant to keep you happy. 

THINGS TO DO ON THE WAY

You can stop at the Cango Wild Life Ranch, a place to see and do lots of things. You can also stop at Wilgewandel holiday farm, where you can have a camel ride and a donkey kart ride.  Both these place can keep you busy all day.  If you have time and the weather is nice, take the short hike to the Rust en Vrede Waterfall.  

Beautiful rolling hills and scenery on the way to the Cango Caves.

 

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