Rescuers battled for ten hours at the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn to free an overweight woman who became stuck in a narrow passage, trapping 23 other tourists in the caves.
"We were back in operation this morning (Tuesday)," said Hein Gerstner, manager of the Cango Caves.
There was no damage to the caves as no drilling or cutting was needed to rescue the woman who got stuck on Monday.
"There was permission granted to drill or to cut rock in a worse case scenario. Look, it would have been a last resort."
Gerstner said the woman was eventually freed using rock climbing equipment and liquid paraffin.