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Address: Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 14 577 9000
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definately worth a visit

the cave is surely worth a visit as it will take back to all the formations happened all those years back. the guides are very knowledgeable and will take care of all tourist as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

the cave is surely worth a visit as it will take back to all the formations happened all those years back. the guides are very knowledgeable and will take care of all tourist as well as of the cave. it has lot of walking in it so elderly people might find it hard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The tour of the caves is very interesting, for the cave itself and for illustrating just how much "chance" played in bones being there and then their being discovered.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a great tour of the caves. The guide was very knowledgable and kept the group entertained! There are a few very narrow and very steep sections, so not sure that everyone would be comfortable doing the tour! (one area requires you to crawl!).

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We hadn't heard of the caves before visiting SA but decided to squeeze in a visit to them when en route from Johannesburg to Madikwe. The historical significance of the caves is amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were delighted we took the time to visit and absorb the wonder of the place where it appears humankind originated.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I took my children and a friend to see the caves. We bought a combined ticket. The museum before the caves was very interesting but they don't give you enough time to see and read everything. The walk through the caves was amazing. The guide was very informative and we all enjoyed our time in the cave. The only negative... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I enjoyed the experience more than I expected to. Pleasantly surprised. I was concerned about the tight spaces but found it bearable as the passages were short and the caverns very spacious. The guide was very good and well informed. He spoke audibly and controlled the group well. Showed a lot of patience.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Cave and museum are one of the must-sees if you are in the area. The exhibits are wonderfully accessible considering how much science they pack in. The guides are knowledgeable and pleasant. The cave requires a litle scooting and scrambling in places but that only adds to the fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very informative. Our Guide was well spoken and had a great sense of humour. Kids loved the experience!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The caves are fairly standard, not as intricate in terms of navigating through. They have archaeological areas where the remains of various specie was identified. Very informative tour.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great experience for the kids. Very informative and of world class. Actually a working archaeology site with ongoing new discoveries!

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