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Echo Caves

This underground wonderland was stumbled upon in 1923 by the owner of the farm called Klipfonteinhoek when he was searching for a source of water. Great was his surprise when he realised that some of his cattle had already mysteriously disappeared into the cave.

After exploring the cave it was soon realised that this dark underworld carried with it the most beautiful gems of nature.

After the completion of the Abel Erasmus Pass and the Strijdom Tunnel in 1959 the cave was opened as a tourist attraction. Later the cave was declared a National Monument..

The name Echo was given to the cave, as a certain stalactite formation produces a distinctive echoing sound when tapped on. This echo can still be heard on the outside of the cave today.

The cave consists of impressive stalactites and stalagmite formations which can be viewed comfortably from walkways with electric lights, railings and staircases that have been installed for your safety and convenience. The spectacular limestone and dripstone structures inside these natural caverns make for interesting imaginary figures which can be seen in chambers throughout the cave as it winds through the mountain.

Most recent discoveries include the Madonna and Crystal Palace chambers. The most strenuous walk is to the Crystal Palace which is also one of the most beautiful halls in the cave, but is definitely worth the extra effort.

Guided Tours are available every day of the year from 08h30 till 16h00, and will keep you entertained for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Tours are suitable for young and old.

For more information:
Echo Caves Reception
Tel: (013) 23800 15
Fax: (013) 23800 72,
PO. Box 34, Ohrigstad, 1122

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 24 in 5 units/rooms

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Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ohrigstad

16.0km South of center of Echo Caves

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Sleeps: 26 in 10 units/rooms

Shikwari Game Reserve

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

16.8km North of center of Echo Caves

Nestled below the majestic Northern Drakensburg Mountains in the Limpopo Lowveld. Accommodation is either in luxury suites with private bathroom or in comfortable rustic rondavel with shared accommodation. The two options are in separate camps.

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 2 000,00
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umVangati House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

25.2km North East of center of Echo Caves

Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati House is sure to restore your sense of peace from the moment you check in

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Sleeps: 28 in 9 units/rooms
From R 640,00
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Amafu Forest Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

28.7km North East of center of Echo Caves

Amafu Forest Lodge is a dream location in the spectacular Blyde River Canyon area. The sheer krantzes of these mountains act as a backdrop to our five spacious, private units and two luxurious, intimate tented camps...

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Sleeps: 18 in 6 units/rooms
From R 850,00
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Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

37.8km South East of center of Echo Caves

Our luxury self catering chalets, have their own gardens with barbeque facilities and secure undercover parking. Each fully equipped chalet includes either one or two bedrooms, a lounge with fireplace and satellite television to get our local ...

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Lisbon Hideaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

39.1km South East of center of Echo Caves

We have 3 luxury 6-sleeper chalets consisting of two spacious bedrooms each. The chalets are complete with a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with a double bunker bed. In addition, we have a 2-sleeper miner's cottage

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BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

39.9km North East of center of Echo Caves

BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home comprises three modern bedrooms, two state of the art bathrooms, spacious lounges, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. Outside is the perfect area to relax, here you can enjoy your own private pool and six seat...

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Sleeps: 19 in 6 units/rooms

Tshukudu Bush Camp

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Hoedspruit District

40.9km North East of center of Echo Caves

Situated in the Central Lowveld near the Blyderiver Canyon and the Kruger National Park, close to Hoedspruit. Tshukudu, a Big 5 Game Reserve, boasts 5000ha of unspoiled bush with a lovely view to the Drakensberg Mountains

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Flycatcher Castle

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Graskop

43.6km South East of center of Echo Caves

Currently there are five suites which are all individually decorated in styles of end of the 19th century composer's such as Strauss in frivolous pink, Gounod in striking Art Deco and Mozart in red velvet and gilded wallpaper.

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Sleeps: 8
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Woodlands Bush Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

43.7km North East of center of Echo Caves

This lovely 8 sleeper self-catering bush lodge is situated in the heart of the secure Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, apart from any neighbours and facing onto open bushlands, ensuring the ultimate in a private bush living experience. A watering hole outside

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