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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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Rustenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Just when I thought I knew everything, we visited Maropeng, what a wonderful exhibition, it kind of satisfied a curiosity about much of what I have read. This really is a jewel among our heritage sites.

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Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

very interesting attraction, our guide was very knowledgable and informative. Be prepared to handle steps and stoop throughout the tour, grateful for my hard hat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A guided tour through the caves where they found the oldest human like remains. Stunning stalactites and other crystalline structures, made even nicer with good lighting. This is still an active archeological site, so there are places where people are still digging, you get an insight into how they go about finding these remains. Our guide was really good and... More

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hout bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

the guided tour through the caves was interesting and informative although not as breathtaking as the Cango Caves. But still worth a visit.

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

Dear hanns b Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your review of the Sterkfontein Caves on TripAdvisor. As a part of the World Heritage sight, we have a responsibility to ensure that the authenticity of the Caves are protected, which is why the lighting that is experienced at other Caves is not present at Sterkfontein. We... More

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Recently relocated from beautiful Cape Town to Johannesburg and was pleasantly surprised to stumble across this awesome site! Fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon and awesome if you love rock formations!

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

Dear CandiAdrian Welcome to Johannesburg I thank you for the review posted on TripAdvisor and am pleased that you had a great experience. Here's wishing you a great stay in our wonderful City Regards Tony More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're looking for rock formations to "wow" you like the Cango or Sudwala Caves, then this is not the place for you. Having being to both, I must say that the Sterkfontein Caves is unique if you are interested in the origins of man, and for the fact that there is still active excavations going on. This is also... More

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

Dear 3KingProtea Many thanks for the very generous review posted on TripAdvisor. We are very proud of our Guides and the way they interact and it pleases me to hear that you were well looked after. We hope to welcome you back "Home" again in the future Regards Tony More

Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Sterkfontein Cave and learned a lot about human evolution. Although some reviewers have expressed disappointment with the fact that this cave is not large with impressive formations, that is not what this cave is all about and it should not be visited with that expectation. The visitor center contained well designed displays with fossil... More

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

Dear cruiser620 Many thanks for the review you posted after your visit to the Sterkfontein Caves. You are correct - the caves are special for the part they play in our Heritage and for the number of Fossils that have been discovered. I am pleased that you found the Guide to be informative. We hope to welcome you back "home"... More

Bracknell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very interesting to discover more about the origins of humankind, and the discoveries that were made at Steak Fontaine. The guide was informative, friendly and amusing. I would recommend this to my friends.

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

Dear PeteBracknell Many thanks for the review on the Sterkfontein Caves I am pleased that you had an enjoyable time and that the Guide was able to provide both Entertainment and Education Regards Tony More

Kasane, Botswana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Ever since we moved to Africa I was looking forward to visit the cradle of human Kind. Finally I managed and it was a very interesting visit. When you arrive you get allocated a guide form the Cradle of Humanity team. Our guide was ok, but my feeling was that either his knowledge was very general or he was in... More

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

Dear Twincactus Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your review on TripAdvisor. Your comments about the guide are appreciated and I will certainly follow up on the tips issue, this is totally unacceptable. We hope to have "Little Foot" housed at the Sterkfontein Museum, but cannot tell you when this is likely to happen, as the... More

Vanderbijlpak
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the tour was unique never done some thing like that b4,the tour guide was very informative she was very patient and friendly she really made us feel special

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

Dear jm_makhutle I am pleased that you had an enjoyable visit to the Sterkfontein Caves and that you found the Guide to be professional and informative. We hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More

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