Accommodation near The Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are a must-see attraction located roughly 29 kilometres from Oudtsoorn in the Klein Karoo. The town is about 600 kilometres from Cape Town.

Surrounded by the striking, arid Karoo landscape, the Cango Caves are just one in a string of intriguing and entertaining attractions, but there is no doubt they are one of the best, and the oldest!

The Cango Caves is the oldest tourist attraction in South Africa, having delighted visitors since the early 1800's. They are also the first caves in Africa to be protected by environmental legislation. It is now known that the caves have been known to man since the early stone ages, which adds yet another level of intrigue to this already fantastical site.

The caves are characterised by beautiful stalactites and stalagmites which seem to drip from the ceiling of the caves or grow out of the floor giving the appearance of a candle which has melted. The rock formations are surreal and each cave is lit by a series of colourful bulbs which enhance the experience.

There are two tour options available, one being the heritage tour and the other being the adventure tour. Both tours are led by experienced guides who take you through a series of caves with names such as Rainbow Chamber and Van Zyl's Cave. On the adventure tour an extra section is added to the heritage tour, which takes you deeper into the caves and through tight spaces where leopard crawling is sometimes required.

The Cango Caves complex has a restaurant and curio shop to browse after completing your tour, and there is also an interpretive centre which explains the history and geology of the caves, and an information centre which provides general information about Oudtsoorn and its attractions.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
1.1 km

From R320 pps

This place of excitement will offer you and your family appealing and aesthetically beautiful surroundings which will satisfy your relaxation needs, promising peace and tranquility for everyone. Come ... More Info

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De Kombuys
3.7 km

From R1200* unit

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Come and spend a few nights in our cosy, beautifully restored farm cottages to enjoy Klein Karoo living at its unpretentious best. Our Vineyard cottages, built in genuine Cape Dutch style and fully... More Info

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Cango Retreat
6.2 km

From R580* unit

The OuTol Cango Retreat is situated 21 km outside Oudtshoorn on the R328 just 6km from the famous Cango Caves. The magnificent property is situated along the banks of the Grobbelaars River, tucked ... More Info

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Old Mill Country Lodge and Restaurant
8.2 km


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From R350 pps

Luxury Riverfront Tents & Luxury Waterfront Cabins with mountain view,4 Star bed and breakfast, Riverfront Luxury Tent & Waterfront Cottages and self catering units. We are situated at the foothills ... More Info

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De Oude Meul Country Lodge
8.2 km

From R800* unit

Located en route to the Cango Caves, De Oude Meul Country Lodge lies nestled at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains, in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route. The Lodge is situated in the beautiful S... More Info

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Altes Landhaus
8.3 km

From R825 pps

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Cradled in the fertile Schoemanshoek Valley of South Africa's Little Karoo, a stately Cape Dutch style homestead awaits to introduce you to the beauty and charm that is Altes Landhaus. Anti... More Info

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Kranskloof Country Lodge
8.9 km

From R700* unit

A true paradise for nature lovers and bird watching friends. Around the pool you can experience peace, tranquility and a breathtaking view of the valley and mountains. A child atmosphere and trampolin... More Info

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Die Fonteine Guesthouse
10 km

From R400 pps

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Die Fonteine (named after three natural fountains on the farm) is a luxury Guesthouse, situated in the heart of the Cango Valley near Oudtshoorn. We offer 5 stylishly decorated en-suite rooms with ... More Info

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Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
10.1 km

From R1760* unit

Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages is an intimate guesthouse experience in the fertile farming valley of Schoemanshoek, halfway to the Cango Caves. It offers charming self-catering family and luxury cotta... More Info

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Rooderandt Hillside Lodge
10.6 km

From R700* unit

Definitely unique with its mixture of nature, culture, 19th Century World Charm & true Klein Karoo hospitality! Peace & Tranquility! Situated only 10 km outside Oudtshoorn in the picturesque Schoem... More Info

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Oudtshoorn Reviews

Good place for a short stay.
- Kalpesh Lalla

- Madeleen Stanger

Was OK for the time I was there, but very hot. Thankfully the place had air conditioning.
- Shoba Ramcheritha

Nice remote place, kind of like the outback to relax & enjoy the sites & foods offered.
- Shoba Ramcheritha

Love love love. We had so much fun and there are so much you can do with kids. We enjoyed our stay very much.
- Arina Fourie