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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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A worthwhile experience... Our guide through the caves (Lindiwe) was knowledgeable and had a lovely sense of humour! A bit pricey for us 'local' tourists, but this is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Perhaps it was our tour guide, but I was a bit disappointed here. While the caves were interesting, our guide was not. She mumbled when speaking, and didn't give much info. What surprised (and disappointed) me was that she encouraged people to touch things, such as the 250,000 year old bone embedded in the stone as well as the cave... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Can see a lot of effort was put in for this to be a great attraction. The guides are well informed But the modern decor takes away from the wonders of what the caves should be

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A worthwhile experience... Our guide through the caves (Lindiwe) was knowledgeable and had a lovely sense of humour! A bit pricey for us 'local' tourists, but this is not something you will see everyday, so in my opinion, worthwhile. All the staff encountered throughout our experience, from the tour to the restaurant, were friendly, quick to assist and answer any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Be ready to get into time machine. You will be taken into cave where first men lived. Keep extra batteries for your DSLRs as you need to flash it for every pic and it will be cold over there. Amazing Experience!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very interesting and good tour guide albeit a little expensive for what you get. You must be happy with a few steps and a few cramped passageways but nothing too strenuous.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Enjoyed the cave tour, the guide was great and very informative. Felt the cave tour was a bit short though, would've liked to see a bit more of the actual caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Its a lovely place to take the kids to and enjoy as a family. But its not for the pocket. But expensive.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Learning about the development of human race is deep. But this place takes it even deeper, literally! Very informative and interesting walk. My only advice is wear decent walking shoes/boots. It is only mildly physical but can be slippy and/or steep in places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Exploring 30m+ under ground turned out to be quite the adventure. It is fascinating to see how these caves came to be (although I don't believe that stalagmites takes "millions of years" to form and that my great great great grandpa was a piece of glorified green algea). Nevertheless, it's a world heritage site and rightly so.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent service staff is great and food is delicious.I would bring my matric learners every year as you place is very educationally and very helpful for our History and Education

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Address: Address: Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 14 577 9000
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

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