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WonderCave incl Self-Drive


PLEASE NOTE: Where applicable, select &complete pensioner discount option and/or Infant no-charge option, for each activity!

Activity Description

History of the Bothongo Wonder Cave:

The cave was discovered by Italian miners in 1898. They mined out approximately 15% from the formation and brought them to the surface. The formation consists of calcite which they placed in a self-built oven for 2 weeks at about 1100 degrees. This formed a powder which was taken by ox wagon to Pretoria & Johannesburg to make cement, toothpaste, use to extract gold, and the like. Mining was stopped in 1902 due to the outbreak of war and low productivity.
This is the 3rd largest chamber in South Africa, the largest being Cango Caves and the second largest Sudwala Caves.


Duration1 hour
WhenTOURS HOURLY: 09h00 - 16h00 Tuesday - Friday 09h00 - 17h00 Weekends & Public Holidays 09h00 - 16h00 Mondays open School Holiday & Public Holiday
WhereBothongo WonderCave 520 Kromdraai Road Kromdraai Krugersdorp --situated in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng
WeatherAll year service
What to WearComfortable clothing Closed shoes
Things to BringCamera Extra cash Own refreshments
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests allowed


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsEntry fee to a guided Tour of the 3rd largest chamber in South-Africa

• Food and beverages,
• Game Drive
• Accommodation
• Souvenirs
• Braai grid


Bothongo WonderCave Entrance

The entrance to the cave is going down 87 stairs at a 45degrees angle dropping 22 meters below the surface. You will then go down in an elevator with a drop of a further 18 meters into the cave.
The total drop down is 40 meters

Customer Reviews

the caves were amazing very interesting and educational. thr guide was perfect - Lesedi

The Wondercave Tour was such a wonderful experience. The tour guide (I forgot his name) Tour at 11h00 on the 14th of January was very informative, prompt and quite a character which made the tour even more exciting. A highly recommended tour for a day's outing. - stef

Excellent service and well kept premises. Was awesome! - Andre

Our tour guide had a good sense of humour and energy. Thought the tour would be a bit longer and with more information, but it was still enjoyable and we had a good time. If possible, check some parts of the path as they are quite dark and it is easy for someone to trip or fall. Thanks - Judy

I took my 3 grand children on a self drive through the reserve and we all had a wonderful time. We also visited the wonder cave and this was most enjoyable....just long enough and very informative. Everything was on time and ran smoothly. The picnic area was veryt clean and we stopped to have a lovely picnic. I am not crazy about caged animals but their cages are kept clean and they are better than most zoos. All in all a wonderful experience. - Myra

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