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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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hout bay
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been in a few caves before but this was by far the most interesting. It was a tour led group and a good work out. The Cradle of Humankind exhibits were also informative and a worthwhile read/listen. You explore about 200 meters down into the dark and damp caves to find an underground lake and current excavations taking... More

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

Dear We_Travel_A_Lot Many thanks for taking the time to post a Review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable and educational experience. We hope to welcome you back to our beautiful country again in the future Regards Tony More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did a tour of the Sterkfontein caves. I'm not one for going into dar places but this was very interesting and the caves were well lit. The story about the Cradle is wonderful and the guide was great and also had a sense of humour.

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

Dear B0kk1e I am pleased that you managed to visit Sterkfontein Caves as well and that you had an enjoyable and educational experience. Regards Tony More

Johannesburg
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The trip into the caves was like any other cave. There were no sites that were visited that made this cave outstanding from others. The site where Mrs. Ples was found is so closed off that you look into a pit of darkness with a fence and are told around that corner for 5m is where it was found. The... More

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

Dear Kathleen I Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your review of the Sterkfontein Caves. The difference between these caves and others, is the special significance of the Cave which are part of the World Heritage Site. Due to this significance, we are unable to access certain parts of the Cave. On the Boardwalk after the... More

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