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Cango caves, The Throne Room, Oudtshoorn, Cape, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/205

Scope and Contents

278 x 228 mm. Showing vast stalactite and stalagmite formations in the Throne Room. The Cango Caves are situated about nineteen miles west of Oudtshoorn near the foot of the Zwartberg Pass. This spectacular cave system was discovered in 1780 by a Dutch farmer named van Zijl and contains paintings near the entrance.


  • Creation: 1925

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Finding aid date

2004-08-19 10:22:13+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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