In South Africa you will find some of the finest dripstone limestone caves called Cango Caves. These fine caves are the largest found in South Africa, opened to the public and well worth visiting. The Cango caves are located just 30 km from Outshoorn, ‘ostrich capital of the world’, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
The underground wonder of the Cango Caves are located near Oudtshoorn, South Africa, inland from the town Gorge on the scenic Garden Route. A large range of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites formations can be seen through the caverns. This is a great diversion from the incredible wildlife safaris that are found in South Africa.
Two types of guided tour can be experienced at the well preserved and UNESCO world heritage site of the Cango Caves; a sedate but superb Heritage Tour and the more challenging hands on Adventure Tour. Be aware that you need to squeeze through small gaps aptly named the chimney and the post-box on the Adventure tour option.
The large and impressive Cango Caves system was gradually created over 20 million years ago by earth faults and then water slowly dripping through the limestone rock. The caves themselves have been inhabited since early Stone Age and are obviously a cultural as well as natural landmark in South Africa. The caves are now open daily and lead by friendly locals who love a bit of story telling so you will certainly enjoy and be entertained through the series of spectacular cave chambers. The Cango Caves are open daily (except Christmas) and are exceptionally popular so reservations are recommended.