Biggest Caves in Africa

Biggest Caves in Africa

Sof Omar Caves

Sof Omar Cave is longest cave in Africa and ranks as the 306th longest in the world with a length of 16 km within 120 km from Goba town Ehiopia. It is situated to the east of Robe in the Bale Zone of the Oromia Region in south-eastern Ethiopia. Coordinates: 6°55′N40°45′E

Anou Ifflis cave

The Anou Ifflis is a cave located in Tizi Ouzou in the mountains of the Kabylie in Algeria. It is one of the deepest caves in Africa at 1,170 metres. Coordinates: 5°58′03″N 62°32′08″W

Amboni Cave

Amboni Caves are the most extensive limestone caves in Tanzania with a depth of 900 m. They are located 8 km north of Tanga City in Tanzania off the Tanga-Mombasa road. The caves were formed about 150 million years covering an area of 234 km². Coordinates: 5.0000° S, 39.0500° E

Kef Toghobeit Cave

Kef Toghobeit is a very deep cave in Chefchaouen Province, Tangier-Tétouan in northern Morocco with a depth of 722 m and length of 3,918 m. The cave is nearly 40 km long and over 700 metres deep. Coordinates: 35°05′20″N5°08′27

Sannur Cave

Sannur Cave is located at 10 km from the city of Beni Suef which is situated at 50km from Cairo Egyt. It has only one chamber which is about 700 m long and 15 m in diameter. It is a limestone cave overlaid with alabaster created by thermal springs. Coordinates: 28.6231° N, 31.2864° E

Apollo 11 Cave

Apollo 11 Cave is a site in the Karas Region of south-western Namibia which is approximately 250 km southwest of Keetmanshoop with a depth of 550m. The cave contains some of the oldest pieces of mobile art ever discovered in southern Africa, associated with charcoal radiocarbon dated from 27,500 to 25,500 years. Coordinates: 27.7500° S, 17.1000° E

Dragon’s Breath Cave

The Dragon’s Breath is a cave located 46 km northwest of Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia with a depth of 300 m. Inside this cave lies lake with an area of almost 2 hectares around 100 metres below the surface Coordinates: 19.4681° S, 17.7856° E

Cango Caves

Cango Caves is situated in Swartberg Mountains in 25 km from Oudtshoorn South Africa with a depth of 50 m and length of 250 m. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage or Adventure Tours. Coordinates: 33.3930° S, 22.2150° E

Echo Caves

Echo Caves are situated in the northernmost range of the Drakensberg in Limpopo South Africa and they stretch for over 40km with a length of 250 m and 50 m in depth. The caves are a famous tourist destination for their beautiful rock formations and dark mystery lurking underneath the earth. Coordinates: 40.2529° N, 76.7168° W

Kitum Cave

Kitum Cave is found in Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya. The cave extends about 200 m (700 ft) into the side of the mountain. The walls are rich in salt and animals such as elephants have gone deep into the cave for centuries in search of salt. Coordinates: 01°07′06″N 34°31′30″E

Cave of Swimmers

Cave of Swimmers is located at Wadi Sura in the mountainous Gilf Kebir plateau in southwest Egypt near the Libyan border with adepthof 90 m. The paintings on these rocks are estimated to have been created during the Neolithic 8,000 years ago. Coordinates: 23.5947° N, 25.2335° E

Jebel Irhoud

Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. Since 1991 seven significant hominid fossils have been discovered and are currently dated to circa 160,000 years ago. Coordinates: 31.8550° N, 8.8725° W

Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

Cradle of Humankind is situated within50 km north-west of Johannesburg South Africa with a area of 53 000ha. It’s a place that draws visitors from around the world for the fossil record that lies in the network of limestone caves



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