Cango Caves is located in the Precambrian limestones. This is at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn. This region is found in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The cave is known as one of the country’s finest, best known, and the most popular tourist caves. This cave tunnel system is the most visited hub and every year this attracts many visitors from overseas.
About Cango Caves
The kind of paintings and artifacts found in the cave show the caves were in use throughout prehistory. The extensive system of tunnels and chambers in the cave run for over 4 km. Only about a quarter of the cave is open to the visitors. Cango caves have inbuilt vast halls of towering stalagmite formations. These are named as ‘the bridal couple’, ‘glass flower fantasy’, ‘weird cango candle’ and ‘the hanging shawl’.
Best Time To Visit Cango Caves
The best time to visit Cango Caves is the seasons of autumn. Autumn in Cango caves lasts from late October to the time around Christmas. It is preferable to visit Cango caves in the month of October because it is the time when the summers are not so warm. The reserve is open all year round (except on 25th December, that is on Christmas every year); you just need to take permits.
How to Reach Cango Caves
There are several means to reach Cango Caves in South Africa. Some of them are listed below. If you’re planning to take a flight, make bookings in advance.
By Air: The Cango caves are 29 kms North of Oudtshoorn on the R328. George, which is 50km away, has the closest airport. A taxi ride from the airport to Cango cave will take between 50 – 55 minutes.
By Train: The cave is accessible via the Northern lines network of Cape Town. The northern line will just charge INR 30/-. While crossing the 16 stops, it will take you to the Cango caves, taking altogether 1 hour.
By Road: The cave is just 5 hours journey away from Shenzhen, a mere 30 min distance from Bellville, and 1 hour distance from Paarl, Worcester, Touws River and Laingsburg.
Where To Stay Near Cango Caves
You can enjoy a luxury and comfortable stay near Cango Cave, at the Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, the de Cango and the Restaurant Cango caves. Budget accommodation can be availed at nominal rates, at the De Kombuys, De Oude Meul Country Lodge and the Altes Landhaus.
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Things To Do At Cango Caves
From ziplining to gorging on thin-crusted wood-fired pizzas, there are plenty of things to do at Cango caves. We’ve listed some of them below:
1. Cango Caves: Explore The Underground
You will get the opportunity to see the mysterious and strangely beautiful underground world. It one of the world’s great natural wonders, an underground wonderworld. This world has fascinating rock formations, cellar-like chambers, and the low passageways. You should be prepared to crawl, duck and squeeze your way through a fascinating subterranean world of Africa.
2. Cango Caves: Go Ziplining
A good place to come and enjoy two twin lines stretching over the combined course of 900-meter This activity will take you from the Cango Caves to the valley below. Guides are helpful and will do all the breaking work for you, all play no work! You can slide down and take in the beautiful fauna and flora of the Swartberg Mountains. A variety of Platter’s and thin-crusted wood-fired Pizza’s are also offered by us.
3. Wilgewandel Holiday Farm: Relax With Family
Wilgewandel holiday farm is open on a daily basis. It is a sure place for Great Family fun! It offers Waterslides and Camel rides, side by side. They also plan many adventurous and lots of activities for both young and old. Just 2 km away from the Cango caves: we provide a fully a-la-carte restaurant and accommodation.
On a trip to South Africa, make sure to visit Cango caves for an experience of a lifetime. You’re bound to rememberthis trip for the longst time possible.
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