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Sterkfontein Cave

Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
+27 14 577 9000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Alberta, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Quite an interesting tour although it is a long drive from Jo'burg. Make sure to get there early if you have a prearranged tour time to visit the pre-tour center. This small area provides excellent background information and insights into the cave that you will not get on the tour or helps supplement the tour. The tour is good but... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit.. Rich history - SA having the oldest fossils! Service was really superb ..from parking staff to tour guides. I recommend the combo ticket with Maropeng. Very informative.

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Johannesburg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I went back to the caves today after 20 odd year and I can positively say I will never bother going back again and I will advise people I know not to bother either. I cannot fault the guides one little bit, very friendly, very informative and good at his job, but as far as walking through the caves is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our guide Felicia - (I may have spelled her name incorrectly) was really professional and knowledgeable. It was wonderful to leave the heat of the day and descend into the cool underground. Really interesting to explore the ground where all humans originated.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had a very pleasant experience today visiting the Sterkfontein cave. The guide was very knowledgeable and polite. I really was amazed by the natural beauty of the cave and the discussion involving our ancestors was very informative. A must if you come to Johannesburg!

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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Dear Evelyn M I appreciate the review you posted on TripAdvisor, and am pleased that you had an enjoyable visit. We hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More

Pune, India
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132 reviews 132 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was at Johannesburg on a business trip and my colleagues and I decided to spend the weekend sightseeing. We had read a lot about the Cradle of Humankind and hence took the trip to the site. The caves are at a small distance from the entrance and our guide made the entire group (about 15) wear the hard hat,... More

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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Dear StanleyPune Many thanks for the review you posted on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable visit and must tell you that the Original fossils of Mrs Ples and Little Foot are both being used for further research and are at Wits University and the Ditsong Museum for that purpose. Kind regards Tony More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had such a fun time at the caves. Very informative and our guide was fantastic. Enjoyed every minute A must if you in the area

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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Dear Stefania G Many thanks for the review you posted on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed your outing and hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More

Lima, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had fun, I think I was expecting more tight spots and also I was a little scared about the claustrophobic thing because of what it says on the web page but no it was OK.

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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Dear mtola I am pleased that you had an enjoyable experience at the Sterkfontein Caves and we hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More

Doha, Qatar
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been to any caves since I was at school (a loooong time ago). Our guide, Peace, was fun, knowledgeable and friendly. Were it not for the hardhat, (which I thought silly and unnecessary to begin with), I would have come out with several head bruises. So wear it with pride!! There are numerous steps going down in to the... More

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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Dear VivecaSingapore I am so pleased you managed to revisit the Caves after soooooo many years. It pleases me to note that you had an enjoyable visit, as well as the fact that the hard hats gave you the necessary protection Regards Tony More

Peterborough
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A good visit after the museum. It is quite a climb but worth it, not suitable for anybody claustrophobic or not able to do lots of stairs

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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Dear Adders Many thanks for posting your review of the Sterkfontein Caves. I am pleased that you enjoyed the experience and hope you had an enjoyable visit to our Country Regards Tony More

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