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The story of the Cave Man of South Africa is actually crazy and it begins more or less like that:

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How it all began

In the Garden Route, South Africa, it used to run a train mostly taken by tourists interested in the amazing views of the south route of the country. In the meanwhile, hotels and restaurants were forming along the rail offering more leisure to the tourists. A few years ago, the N2 motorway was built to take travellers through the same route, albeit different means of transport. The motorway is located a few meters above the train railway and during its construction, many rocks fell in the railway.

Conclusion: The train stopped running and the travellers stopped coming, therefore all the fancy restaurants and hotels closed down. And it is from here that the story of the Cave Man begins…

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The cave’s entrance and the Cave Man

The Cave Man’s history

So, 9 years ago he lived in a monastery but could not suit into the strict norms of the father, so he began to ask to leave. The father, very unwillingly, agreed, though the Cave Man did not have anywhere to go.

What he told us was that he, then, began praying to God to find a house. God spoke to him and gave him directions to where to go. He did not obey and was then punished, with his mother’s death.

A vision of a railway forming a bridge was needed to the Cave Man to decide pursuing the place. He directed himself to the place of his vision, without really knowing what he should be looking for around there. He, then, began to walk the inactivated railway and that is when he found out an abandoned restaurant inside a cave.

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At the end of the tunnel, on the right, lies the cave

He established himself over there and built an astonishing house, well-decorated with seashells, old furniture from the closed fancy restaurant left by its owners as well as decorations given as a gift from travellers.

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The details of the cave’s interior

To go inside the cave is like entering the Green Brothers’s world: lots of colours, mysticism and one side slightly dark too… Currently, the Cave Man houses people who lost everything in their life and do not have anywhere to go.

Another curious people can also stay in there and all it is asked for is a little donation – “anything that comes from the heart”. But be careful, only Christians are allowed in as, according to him, it is worthless to help who are not under the Kingdom of God (and Jesus) and therefore are under the kingdom of the devil. The story goes even crazier, but it is impossible to tell it here without compromise one’s privacy.

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The cave’s terrace

The cave is in the middle of the mountain with its entrance right in front of the sea, which time to time meets with the river opposite the mountain. The place is propitious for sharks and whales to procreate and, in the right season, it is possible to see many of those animals and its babies.

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More of the cave’s interior

How to get there

Who would like to go there, you have to go to Wilderness, in the Garden Route, drive to the abandoned station of Wilderness, and follow the inactivated railway by foot.

But we warn you: Go ready for the craziness!