Sudwala Caves

The Sudwala caves are of the same kind as the famous cango caves in the little Karoo. The caves have been dated back to about 2000 million years because the ceiling holds fossilised colonies of the algae colonial that were the earliest life forms in southern Africa that converted water to oxygen paving the way for higher life forms. The caves are extensive with the tallest stalactites being 11m tall and 7m in circumferences. In newly chartered chambers, brilliant, untainted and coloured stalactites and stalagmites house halls found kilometres into the mountain and some of the halls measure up to 90m x 45m. The temperature in the caves remains a constant 18`c the caves were known by prehistoric man as used at intervals by any people living in the vicinity.

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