Kaaiman's Grotto

Useful Information

Location: Victoria Bay, below the N2 on the seaside cliffs at the Kaaiman's River Mouth. Near Wilderness. Use train from Wilderness station or Outeniqua Transport Museum in George.
Open: Season daily.
Out of season Wed and Sat.
Fee: Visit free, meal not.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Restaurant
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
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2002 restaurant opened for private functions.
2004 public venue.
2005 for sale for 2.2 million Rand.


Kaaiman's Grotto is South Africa's only restaurant in a cave, a large natural cave with a spectacular view of the ocean. Located on the seaside cliffs of Victoria Bay at the Kaaiman's River Mouth, it can be reached only by train. The trains to the cave restaurant depart from the Wilderness station. One of the trains stopping at the cave restaurant is the historic Choo-Tjoe, starting from the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George, which offers its passengers a picturesque 67 km long ride along the Garden Route. Many places along this tour are accessible only by train.

Kaaiman's Grotto restaurant is one of the largest venues on the Garden Route, seating 160 to 270 people. It has become especially popular as a location for congress dinnes, wedding receptions, product launches, and other festivities. It is a stop on historic train rides and of day trips and South Africa Packages. Because of the rather complicated access by train there are generally no individual guests.