Knysna to Cango Caves

Yesterday the 26th we drove 150 km to Cango Caves, the most surreal, awe-inspiring example of natural art at it’s finest. Located in Precambrian limestone at the foothills of the Swartberg range, the principal cave is one of the countries finest, best known, and most popular tourist caves and although the extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for more than 4 km, only about a quarter of this is open to visitors and you can only explore the caves in groups and supervised by a guide. We had 12 people in our group which was perfect. The caves were used by the San/Bushmen and cave paintings and artifacts indicate that the caves were in use throughout prehistory over a long period over the Middle and Later Stone Ages. Words can’t describe the interior of the caves. Hopefully our photos will do it justice.

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