Oudtshoorn, 18 October 2016 – Operations could not continue on Tuesday at the Cango Caves due to a low grade tremor that occurred at approximately 08:25.
Despite management giving a go-ahead for operation to resume at the Cango Caves’ at 12:00 today, some of the workers were still in shock and later withheld their services concerned for their safety. The Cango Caves were consequently closed and no tour could be continued.
Although it is in the Municipal best interest to safeguard the safety of the staff and tourists, it is also expected that operations will continue as usual on Wednesday.
Several bus groups and individual tourists from as far as Israel were turned away as soon as the news of the tremor surfaced.
Residents in the area are advised not to panic as the magnitude of the tremor was on a low grade. Neither damages nor injuries have so far been reported.
The Eden District Disaster Management has earlier today reported that the tremor was measured at 3.4 on the Richter scale and is calculated at 6km into the ground.