Cango Caves reopens after slight tremor

The Cango Caves, which was temporarily closed on Tuesday morning following a tremor in the area, has been opened to the public again.

The Eden District Municipality’s Disaster Management has given the go-ahead to resume tours at the Cango Caves.

Seismologists are investigating after the tremor, measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale, which shook the town at about 8am on Tuesday morning.

The municipality said the Council for Geoscience is currently ascertaining the point of origin, believed to be 6km into the ground.

“A few bus groups turned away as soon as the news of the tremor surfaced, some tourists who were booked for earlier tours also joined the 12pm trip,” spokesperson for the Cango Caves Alison Moos said.

Residents have been advised not to panic, and no damages have been reported.