List of caves in South Africa

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View from mouth of Border Cave

The following is a list of caves of in South Africa. A cave or cavern is a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter. Some people[who?] suggest that the term cave should only apply to cavities that have some part that does not receive daylight; however, in popular usage, the term includes smaller spaces like sea caves, rock shelters, and grottoes.

List of caves in South Africa[edit]

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Name of Caves Other Names Province Nearest Town Coördinates Remarks
Blombos Cave Western Cape Heidelberg 34°24′50.77″S 21°13′03.68″E / 34.4141028°S 21.2176889°E / -34.4141028; 21.2176889
Boesmansgat Bushman's Hole Northern Cape 27°55′18″S 23°38′30″E / 27.92167°S 23.64167°E / -27.92167; 23.64167
Boomplaas Cave Western Cape Oudtshoorn 33°22′14″S 22°9′31″E / 33.37056°S 22.15861°E / -33.37056; 22.15861
Border Cave KwaZulu-Natal Ingwavuma 27°01′33″S 31°59′20″E / 27.02583°S 31.98889°E / -27.02583; 31.98889
Cango Caves Western Cape Oudtshoorn 33°23′33″S 22°12′53″E / 33.39250°S 22.21472°E / -33.39250; 22.21472 (Cango Caves)
Coopers Cave Gauteng Sterkfontein Kromdraai 26°00′46″S 27°44′45″E / 26.01278°S 27.74583°E / -26.01278; 27.74583 (Coopers Cave)
Die Kelders Western Cape Gansbaai
Diepkloof Rock Shelter Western Cape 32°23′12″S 18°27′10″E / 32.38667°S 18.45278°E / -32.38667; 18.45278
Echo Caves Limpopo Ohrigstad 24°33′43″S 30°36′12″E / 24.5619757°S 30.6033611°E / -24.5619757; 30.6033611 (Echo Caves)
Elands Bay Cave Western Cape 32°19′03.5″S 18°19′04.6″E / 32.317639°S 18.317944°E / -32.317639; 18.317944
Gladysvale Cave Gauteng Sterkfontein Swartkrans
Gondolin Cave North West
Howieson's Poort Shelter Eastern Cape Grahamstown
Klasies River Caves Eastern Cape Humansdorp
Kromdraai Fossil Site Gauteng Sterkfontein
Makapansgat Makapan's Cave Limpopo Mokopane
Melkhoutboom Cave Eastern Cape
Motsetsi Cave Motsetse Gauteng Sterkfontein Kromdraai
Nelson Bay Cave Western Cape Plettenberg Bay 34°06′10″S 23°22′30″E / 34.10278°S 23.37500°E / -34.10278; 23.37500
Onmeetbarediepgat Western Cape Bredasdorp
Pinnacle Point Western Cape Mossel Bay 34°12′28″S 22°05′22″E / 34.20778°S 22.08944°E / -34.20778; 22.08944
Plovers Lake Gauteng Sterkfontein Kromdraai
Sterkfontein Gauteng Sterkfontein
Sibudu Cave KwaZulu-Natal Tongaat 29°31′21″S 31°05′09″E / 29.522627°S 31.085895°E / -29.522627; 31.085895
Sudwala Caves Mpumalanga Nelspruit
Rose Cottage Cave Free State Ladybrand 29°12′25.6896″S 27°27′16.7832″E / 29.207136000°S 27.454662000°E / -29.207136000; 27.454662000 (Rose Cottage Cave) [1]
Wonder Cave Kromdraai Gauteng Sterkfontein Kromdraai
Wonderwerk Cave Northern Cape Kuruman

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