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Sterkfontein Cave

Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Santa Cruz, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We only had half a day in Joburg so we arranged a private tour to the Sterkfontein Cave. My husband who majored in anthropology was itching to visit this important site. LBK Tours provided transportation (to and from our airport hotel) and a guide, Thabo, who was informative and charming. On our one day on Joburg, he provided the history... More

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

Dear ukulelemama Many thanks for the review posted by yourself on TripAdvisor I am pleased that you found your visit to the Sterkfontein Caves interesting and informative. I trust that your trip to our beautiful country was enjoyable Regards Tony More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The guide was great and the tour of the caves was fun, but as far as caves go, it's nothing very special. One of the best elements was the view of the countryside form outside of the caves.

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Dear Harry C Many thanks for taking the trouble to post your review of the Sterkfontein Caves on TripAdvisor. I am sorry that you were disappointed by your trip, and would have hoped that you found the World Heritage Site to be inspirational. Due to the restrictions placed on us by our UNESCO Heritage status, we are compelled to protect... More

Alberta, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 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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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Sterkfontein Cave, responded to this review

Dear RealW0rldTraveller Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your review of the Sterkfontein Caves. I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience and had a pleasant day. We hope to welcome you back 'home' in the future Regards Tony More

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

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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Dear Doneb Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable experience and we hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More

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

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

Dear Jaybar31 I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your trip to the Sterkfontein Caves. As you know the Sterkfontein Caves are a very important part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. As such, we are governed by UNESCO and the SA Heritage Resource Agency. It is therefore our responsibilty to preserve the caves and we... More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

Dear diamond010 We are truly pleased that you enjoyed your tour of the Sterkfontein Caves. I will certainly pass your kind words on to Felicia. We hope to welcome you back 'home' again in the future Regards Tony More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
58 helpful votes 58 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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