Discover the earliest forms of art and technology
The Cango Caves is one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages to create limestone formations in a wide variety of colours. Visitors can explore the spectacular underground wonders, including the finest dripstone caverns, vast halls and towering formations.
A beautiful and highly informative exhibition on the first floor of the interpretation centre explains in “A journey through time” how the caves formed and the human species evolved over time. It also describes in detail the intermittent human occupation of the cave and adjacent area starting from about 80 000 years ago, providing a glimpse of how the environment changed over time. Visitors are provided with a detailed explanation of the lives of herders and hunter-gatherers and are presented with the excavation of Boomplaas, which was carried out in the 1970s by a team of archaeologists from the University of Stellenbosch. Boomplaas is an archaeological site located only 4km from the Cango Caves and not open to the public. A rock art exhibition also illustrates the rock art found in the cave and in the overall area and its significance.
For more information, please visit www.cango-caves.co.za