Waenhuiskrans Cave

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End of Harbour Street, follow the signs.
Western Cape 
South Africa

The Waenhuiskrans Cave, (the name translates to ‘barn’ – specifically a barn big enough to house an ox wagon – and ‘cliff’, referring to the cave’s size and position) is the main attraction of the Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, which is an extended area of sand dunes. There are some lovely, peaceful walks through the reserve. The cave is only accessible at low tide, but a 1.5km walk takes you to the spectacular cave from the beach – along a road, a bit of a climb up and down sand dunes, followed by a wade through a couple of tidal pools (make sure you have shoes with which you can walk over barnacle-encrust-ed rocks). There are actually two caves, the first of which is quite low and shallow. The second and more famous one leads off that, and is well worth the effort.

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