The underground maze, which was first discovered by local farmer Jacobus van Zyl, is a fascinating combination of limestone masterpieces, hanging crystal gardens and claustrophobic tunnels.
One minute you’re wandering through vast chambers taking snaps of towering stalactites; the next you’re squeezing through a hole in the wall just 30cm high.
Types of tour
There’s only one way to see the Cango Caves – and that’s with the Adventure Tour. This takes around 90 minutes to complete and starts at the same point as the Standard Tour but goes deeper into the caves.
You’ll crawl through The Tunnel of Love (a low passageway some 74cm high), climb slippery ladders, squeeze into The Coffin and even experience the notorious Devil’s Chimney, a steep shaft about 45 centimetres wide which leads upwards for 3.5 metres!
Prices: Adults: 90ZAR (£7.70); children: 55ZAR (£4.70).