List of caves in South Africa

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 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

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
Boesmansgat Bushman's Hole Northern Cape 27°55′18″S 23°38′30″E
Boomplaas Cave Western Cape Oudtshoorn 33°22′14″S 22°9′31″E
Border Cave KwaZulu-Natal Ingwavuma 27°01′33″S 31°59′20″E
Cango Caves Western Cape Oudtshoorn 33°23′33″S 22°12′53″E
Coopers Cave Gauteng Sterkfontein Kromdraai 26°00′46″S 27°44′45″E
Die Kelders Western Cape Gansbaai
Diepkloof Rock Shelter Western Cape 32°23′12″S 18°27′10″E
Echo Caves Limpopo Ohrigstad 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
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
Onmeetbarediepgat Western Cape Bredasdorp
Pinnacle Point Western Cape Mossel Bay 34°12′28″S 22°05′22″E
Plovers Lake Gauteng Sterkfontein Kromdraai
Sterkfontein Gauteng Sterkfontein
Sibudu Cave KwaZulu-Natal Tongaat 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 [1]
Wonder Cave Kromdraai Gauteng Sterkfontein Kromdraai
Wonderwerk Cave Northern Cape Kuruman

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