The Echo Caves are situated in the Northern region of the Drakensberg range, 15km West of the Strydom Tunnel in Limpopo. This underground wonderland was stumbled upon in 1923 by the owner of the farm called Klipfonteinhoek when he was searching for water. The name was given to the cave due to a certain stalactite formation producing a distinctive echoing sound when tapped on. This echo can still be heard on the outside of the cave today.
After the completion of the Abel Erasmus Pass and the Strijdom Tunnel in 1959, the cave was opened as a tourist attraction and later declared a National Monument.
The cave consists of impressive stalactites and stalagmite formations which can be viewed from walkways with electric lights, railings, and staircases. The most recent discoveries include the Madonna and Crystal Palace chambers. The most strenuous walk is to the Crystal Palace which is also one of the most beautiful halls in the cave, but is definitely worth the effort.
Guided Tours are avaialble every day of the year from 08h30 till 16h00, and will keep you entertained for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Tours are suitable for young and old.