The Wondercave

Discover one of the most beautifully decorated caves in South Africa

The Wondercave at a Glance

  • Natural Wonder 5 – 10 million years old 
  • Cave Pearls 
  • Formations up to 15m 
  • Rim Stone pool 
  • Stalactites & Stalagmites
  • Abseiling by booking only
  • Conducted tours every hour on the hour
  • Entry by steep staircase & elevator 
  • No crawling necessary 
  • Picnic area, Kiosk 
  • Restaurant 
  • Ablution Facilities

Wondercave Entrance Fees

Adults Children Pensioners Adults * & Tour Operators Kids ** & Tour Operators Schools
Price Per Person R100.00 R80.00 R90.00 R90.00 R70.00 R60.00

* This price is subject to a minimum group size of 20 adults
** This price is subject to a minimum group size of 20 kids
14% VAT Included

Daily: Tuesday- Fridays Last Tour Sat, Sun, Public Holidays & certain Mon Last Tour
Times 09h00 - 16h00 16h00 09h00 - 17h00 17h00

History of the Wondercave

The cave was discovered by Italian miners in 1898. They mined out approximately 15% from the formation and brought them to the surface. The formation consist of calcite which they placed in a self built oven for 2 week about 1100 degrees. This formed a powder which was taken by ox wagon to Pretoria & Johannesburg to make cement, toothpaste, use to extract gold and the like. Mining was stopped in 1902 due to the outbreak of war and low productivity. 

This is the 3rd largest chamber is South Africa, the largest being Cango Caves and second largest Sudwala Caves.

Wondercave Entrance

The entrance to the cave is going down 87 stair at a 45degrees angle dropping 22 meters below the surface. You will then go down an elevator with a drop of a further 18 meters into the cave.

Wondercave – Location Map

The Wondercave is situated within the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve and uses the same entrance.
The Wondercave can be visited as an attraction on its own.

GPS Coordinates
Entrance Gate: S 25 58.530 E 27 47:566
Address: Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, 520 Kromdraai Rd. (D540), Kromdraai, Krugersdorp, 1739

Directions

Pietersburg, Pretoria: (N3)

Take the “R28/N14” (Pretoria / Krugersdorp) highway towards Krugersdorp – at the first traffic lights intersection turn right – drive ahead for approx. 8 km on “N14” and find a sign “KROMDRAAI” on the right-hand side – turn right at the Kromdraai sign and follow the road for approx. 7km until you find a traffic circle at a low water bridge – drive straight on for another 800m to find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve main entrance on the left-hand side.

Witbank, Randburg, Rosebank & Johannesburg: – 14th Avenue (M47)

Take the “N3” towards the “N1 South” (Western Bypass) and get off at the 14th avenue “M47” off ramp – turn right at the traffic lights and pass underneath the dual carriageway bridge and turn immediately towards the west i.e. Hillfox, Ruimsig – drive until you reach the “R28/N14” (Pretoria / Krugersdorp) highway at a traffic lights intersection – drive straight ahead for approx. 8 km on “N14” and find a sign “KROMDRAAI” on the right-hand side – turn right at the Kromdraai sign and follow the road for approx. 7km until you find a traffic circle at a low water bridge – drive straight on for another 800m to find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve main entrance on the left-hand side.

Witbank, Randburg, Rosebank & Johannesburg: – Malibongwe (R512)

Take the “N3” towards the “N1 South” (Western Bypass) and get off at the Malibongwe dr. “R512” off ramp – turn right cross over the bridge towards Lanseria Airport. Cross straight over the 3-way stop at the LANSERIA Airport for approx. 2 km and turn left at the “KROMDRAAI” sign also signalling Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve on the left-hand side and follow the road for approx. 17km to find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve main entrance on the right-hand side.

Witbank, Randburg, Rosebank & Johannesburg: – Beyers Naudé (M5)

Take the “N3” towards the “N1 South” (Western Bypass) and get off at the Beyers Naudé “M5” off ramp – turn right cross over the bridge towards Honeydew. Pass through Honeydew towards Muldersdrift. Pass the Muldersdrift turnoff to the left and cross over the Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway for approx. 2km. Turn left at the “KROMDRAAI” “Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve” sign and follow the road cross over two traffic circles and turn right at the next traffic circle. Follow the road for approx. 800m to find Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve on the Left.

Hartbeespoort: (R512)

Take the “R512” Lanseria road towards Sandton – turn right at the “KROMDRAAI” sign – drive for approximately 17 km until you find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve main entrance on your right-hand side.

Hekpoort & Skeerpoort: (R563)

Take the “R563” towards Krugersdorp – turn left at the “KROMDRAAI / STERKFONTEIN CAVES” sign – drive until you get a T-junction and turn left – drive until you find a traffic circle at a low water bridge – drive straight on for another 800m to find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve main entrance on the left-hand side.

Magaliesburg & Ventersdorp: (N14)

Take the “R24” towards Krugersdorp – turn left on the “N14” towards Pretoria / Hekpoort road – at the T-junction turn right on the “R563” towards Krugersdorp – turn left on the “N14” Pretoria / Roodepoort road – drive for approx. 4km to find the “KROMDRAAI” sign on the left-hand side – turn left at the Kromdraai sign and follow the road for approx. 7km until you find a traffic circle at a low water bridge – drive straight on for another 800m to find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve main entrance on the left-hand side.

Randfontein & Krugersdorp: (R28/N14)

Take the “R28/N14″ ” (Pretoria / Krugersdorp) highway towards Pretoria – at the traffic lights intersection below Pinehaven turn left – drive for approx. 8 km on “N14” to find a sign “KROMDRAAI” on the right-hand side – turn right at the Kromdraai sign and follow the road for approx. 7km until you find a traffic circle at a low water bridge – drive straight on for another 800m to find the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve main entrance on the left-hand side.

Gallery - Inside The Wondercave

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Indemnity

Histoplasmosis is caused by bat guano (droppings) that falls on the ground. Over a long period of time a fungus will form over the guano due to the cave being dark and moist. If disturbed microscopic pours from the fungus will drift into the air, if breathed in this can grow on your lungs.
Reason why no case has been reported: This normally occurs in a cave with a large amount of bats where you can get an accumulation and build up of guano. In the Wondercave there are about 30 horseshoe bats.

Symptoms are as follows:

  • You will experience flu type symptoms
  • Sore chest 
  • Coughing

Please consult your doctor with the necessary information.

NO CASES OF HISTOPLASMOIS HAVE BEEN REPORTED OR OCCURED IN THE WONDERCAVE