Sudwala Caves

Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit: Hours, Address, Sudwala Caves Reviews: 4.5/5

Sudwala Caves
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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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CareneMouton
Johannesburg, South Africa137 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Amazing geological site. Apparently these caves are the oldest in the world. The tour guides are well-informed and hospitable. Would definitely recommend a tour. The restaurant probably has the most beautiful view in the province. Unfortunately, the branding and decor is quite tacky. However, the site is lively and in good condition.
Written 6 April 2022
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Sandra Dickason
7 contributions
Apr 2022
Well worth the time to visit when you in the area. For all age groups. Having a soft serve ice cream at the end of the tour was fabulous.
Written 2 April 2022
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Leslé
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
So thankful for such an incredible experience. Our guide, Felix was simply the best! He gave spoke to us about the history and formations of the caves in a very interesting and humorous way.
Written 1 April 2022
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Anthea H
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Mar 2022 • Family
Great family outing and a must-see in the Lowveld. Our guide (Weavil) was fantastic: she was very knowledgeable, well-spoken and enthusiastic and made it an engaging experience for everyone. Highly recommended!
Written 13 March 2022
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Thabo S
Kempton Park, South Africa83 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We visited the the Sudwala caves first week of November 2021. The place is quite neat and informative. We enjoyed our visit
Written 11 November 2021
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SittoK
Johannesburg, South Africa39 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
The staff was friendly and generous in sharing knowledge. The visit is mostly self-guided, and cam be done at one's on pace. Along the way however, staff members share information that enhances the tour experience. Definitely requires one to be dressed comfortably, and with sturdy shoes. This place is filled with a lot of history and amazing natural wonder.
Written 2 October 2021
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Nicola H
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Had a great time at the Sudwala caves as part of my Mpumalanga tour. Amazing to see nature at its best. Our tour guide, Proud was fantastic!
Written 8 September 2021
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Phila D
Johannesburg, South Africa1 067 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Such a great experience. The caves are brilliant and the tour's very well done.

Very informative and a great way to spend a few hours if your day when in the area.

Worth the visit, really enjoyable
Written 28 June 2021
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cjsimplyscraps
Hampstead, NC11 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I’ve
Been to many a cave or caverns in the United States and this was my first trip to Africa and I loved these caves. The best thing is that it was not all the same and there were some colored lights to highlight some areas but a lot of au natural . In the middle of the cave is a sort of stage. We happened to be there while a school was visiting. I spent 40 days in Africa and this was one of my highlights. The school got up on the stage and sang African music. I was in heaven. It was so beautiful inside this beautiful cave with a whole nother world of acoustics! This is a do not miss!
Written 22 April 2021
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nasihasurtee
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions
Dec 2020
These caves are awe-inspiring and such an amazing experience. A must visit for anyone in the area or passing by. The information boards that were made to adjust during Covid are thoughtful, informative, short and quirky and even the teens enjoyed reading them. The guides and staff were super friendly and eager to answer any questions. Amazing milkshakes can be bought at the restaurant and great views from the deck of the surrounding mountains. Great value and money well spent.
Written 11 January 2021
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