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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I loved the caves, scary, exciting, lot of cool info. Word of advice thought: if you´re a little older or a little larger, there might be some trouble to get through some of the parts of the cave. Some crawling/hunching necessary. Also walking up and down stairs. We ordered cappuccinos with double shots of espressos. They were probably the weakest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A group of work colleagues visited the cave. We started our visit with food from the cafe whilst we waited for our slot to visit the caves. The food was a simple menu but very good. The cave visit had excellent guides to explain what we were looking at, the history of the caves and finds within it. The formations... More

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Exploring caverns is fun and entertaining as it is. Descending into Sterkfontein Cave is like following in the footsteps of some of the trailblazing archeologists of the 20th Century. A guide walks you through the natural formation, explaining its features along the way. You'll see where some of the cave's most famous findings were discovered, while following a trail through... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We recently took a group of UNC students for a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves. It was well worthwhile but what made it special was our incredible guide Lindiwe. She was passionate about her subject and imparted her extensive knowledge in an easy to understand and accessible manner. Hats off to her. Lindiwe made the tour an incredibly interesting... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our group of friends went to the Sterkfontein caves on a warn weekend. After trying to find the caves for 45 minutes, we finally managed to reach there. We put "Cradle of Humankind" in GPS, and that took us straight to a Lion and Rhino reserve. Put "Sterkfontein caves" in the GPS if you want to go there. The caves... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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

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

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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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