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Sterkfontein Cave

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Address: Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 14 577 9000

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Keep up the standard and it should not deteriorate learners appreciated it.We liked presentation at Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves,we wish that the event at least should take the... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Keep up the standard and it should not deteriorate learners appreciated it.We liked presentation at Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves,we wish that the event at least should take the whole day and cameras be allowed.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The cave visit is the best part of the combined Maropeng/Sterkfontein Caves visit. Our guide was excellent and very informative and combined a great deal of knowledge while keeping everyone relaxed underground. There is a small exhibition of the history of humankind to walk through and enjoy while waiting for the tour. The caves themselves are excellent and although there... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very interesting and well informed tour guide. The caves are lovely and the entire site is well maintained. Not for the faint hearted or claustrophobic! Interesting display of fossils and reconstructions of the skeletons and skulls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

My friend jst decided to me out u had no idea where I was going until I got there.i started with Maropeng and gosh was I fascinated about everything.the staff is incredibly amazing I learned a lot and then going to the caves was fantastic the only problem I experienced is that there were a couple who came with a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We took our two daughters to Sterkfontein Caves and really enjoyed ourselves. Will be going again when they are a little older.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Not too bad, think kids may enjoy this a bit more than grown ups though :) a little bit pricy but all in all a very nice experience. You have to do Maropeng after the caves, this is fun for both adults and kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

True, it was just a cave, but just being in it was special. However, there were not bones to see, and the only area that was being excavated outside was closed to visitors. The museum was very small. A very small cafe and gift shop was there. The walk to/from the cave was pretty long. The museum at the Cradle... More 

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Lindsay M, General Manager at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving us your feedback. We value all the feedback shared by our guests. Regards Lindsay Marshall More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Me and my friends had just come from the Maropeng Visitors Centre, where everyone is super-friendly, so perhaps the staff at the Cave only seemed abrupt and uncaring in comparison. It was also very *cute* of 2 ladies in our tour group to make fun of a friend of mine (who is on the large side), asking him if he... More 

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Lindsay M, General Manager at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am extremely disappointed about the service received and I will personally take it up with the staff. I would appreciate it if you could email me on website@maropeng.co.za so I can correspond with you directly. Regards Lindsay Marshall More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Learned a lot about our ancient ancestors in this tour. The cave(s) are facinating. Part of the tour requires you to crawl through tight spaces but it is all worth the effort.

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Lindsay M, General Manager at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for giving feedback on your visit. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. Regards Lindsay Marshall More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A truly fascinating experience for anyone interested in seeing just where so much of our current knowledge re human evolution was originally exhumed, one little bone at a time. A very informative guided tour through the caves explains not only the anthropological discoveries but also touches on local mining history as well. Be forewarned, the stalactites/mites have long been destroyed,... More 

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Thank you for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Regards Lindsay Marshall More 

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