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Sterkfontein Cave

Address: Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 14 577 9000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

it is a very interesting place and the tour guide was very educational I just can't remember his name medium height dark in complexion he thought us a lot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had the honour of first visiting the caves with Prof Tobias many years ago as a medical student. Now returning with my children it was an amazing experience. The tour guide was very informative and passionate about the caves and our ancient ancestors found within. The tour of the caves took about an hour with the majority of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took our young children (5,9 and 11) to Sterkfontein and it was a fantastic introduction to caving. Although there are some steep sections, it is manageable for people who are sure-footed. I would recommend wearing long pants regardless of the weather, because it is much cooler in the caves and there are times when crawling or wiggling along on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Took the family there and our NZ grandchild. Wonderful experience and inyetesting for youg and old. A little strenuous for a 72 year old but well looked after and most enjoyable. A "must not miss" natural phenomena.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A fascinating walk (and climb) by well-informed guides through some of the beginnings of our time... Wanted to and should have done this a while ago!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

While Sterkfontein has been pillaged for carbonate minerals, and lacks the wow factor of, say, the Cango caves, it remains perhaps the most important cave site in South Africa due to the way it has preserved some fossils from a key time in human evolution. You need to see it, but you need to go to the Maropeng Centre first,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The guided tour through the caves was informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny. A great family activity but not for those who get claustrophobic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Sterkfontein caves are well marked on the road. Facilities are well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. Guide was well informed and did an excellent job. Tour is not as long as I feared, bits of the pathway are poorly lit but there are railings in place. The places one has to squeeze through are 1m by 1m, and not quite... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

the caves were very informative and beautiful! if you go in the summer the caves are cold but its refreshing, our tour guide was very lovely and informative. EXPECT TO CRAWL AND DUCK AND SQUAT WALK A LITTLE IN THIS ACTIVITY. they do give you a hard hat before entry which you will need because when crawling or ducking you... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The caves was an experience my husband and I will never forget! The caves are cool and spacious. Be sure not to wear white pants or slippery shoes because some parts of the caves are moist and slippery!

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