Sixty-eight prisoners broke out on Friday during routine physical exercise at the facility north of Cape Town.
All 68 prisoners that escaped from a jail near Cape Town have been recaptured following a large-scale manhunt, a spokesman for the South African justice ministry has said.
The prisoners, who were awaiting trial, escaped around noon from the facility, situated along the west coast some 66km (41 miles) from Cape Town, officials said.
The escapees opened other cells before fleeing across the main entrance and roof. At the time, there were 451 inmates in the prison and 20 officials on duty.
“The escapees overpowered officials, took the keys and locked three officials in a cell and opened other cells before escaping through the main entrance and over the roof,” said the department in a statement on Sunday.
A video circulated on social media by well-known anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee showed a number of men running from the prison grounds.