Sudwala Caves

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35 km before Nelspruit on the N4 to Pretoria/Johannesburg, Sudwala Valley  
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Description

The Sudwala Caves are an incredibly deep system of caverns lying in the Mpumalanga region of the Drakensberg escarpment. Considered the oldest known caves in the world, this astonishing unplumbed complex of passages and giant chambers extend into the mysterious Mankelexele massif.

The caves are situated in the Precambrian dolomite rocks of the Malmani Group, formed over a period of some 3 000 million years, capturing in stone an era when this place was a shallow inland sea.

The very earliest known life forms are preserved in fossil form in these rocks. In the cave are fossils of the first oxygen producing plants on the earth called collenia – fossilised bacterial colonies that date back 2.2 billion years! And there's a Dinosaur Park too. Kids will love the life-size monsters guarding the cave entrance.

Keen for adventure? Time your visit on the last Saturday of the month and join one of the popular Crystal Tours inside the deeper chambers. You will be required to crawl through some sections be prepared to get wet. It lasts for six hours and bookings are essential.

+27 (0) 13 733 4152

www.sudwalacaves.co.za

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Not very impressive - Boring unless you take the long route, the "Dinosaur" park is for small children, not very impressed. The area is gorgeous, the route is spectacular.

Peter Senekal
South Africa

Nature's delight - Sudwala Cave is a wonderful natural attraction to visit. The millions of years old Stalactites and Stalagmites formations are jaw-dropping to look at.

Mayank Vijayvergiya
South Africa

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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

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Sudwala Lodge

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Riverwild

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Killarney Farm House

Sleeps 14 Nelspruit Self-catering, Nelspruit Country House in Nelspruit
6.93km from Sudwala Caves

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Sudwala's Utopia

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from R960
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Die Rots Guesthouse

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9.55km from Sudwala Caves

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Ekukhanyeni

Sleeps 20 Nelspruit Bed and Breakfast in Nelspruit
12.41km from Sudwala Caves

Nestled at the foot of a majestic cliff with panoramic views and magnificent bird life, Ekukhanyeni ...

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Mountain View Guest House

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Elands Valley Lodge

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15.26km from Sudwala Caves

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Panorama Guest Farm

Sleeps 7 Nelspruit Self-catering in Nelspruit
15.83km from Sudwala Caves

Panorama Guest Farm offers self-catering cottages, en-suite rooms, group accommodation and conferenc...

from R550
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Kwanyoni Lodge and Restaurant

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Nature's delight…”  Read more

Mayank Vijayvergiya - 13 August 2012

Not very impressive…”  Read more

Peter Senekal - 01 April 2014