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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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Caving in the cradle of mankind..

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Avoid if you are claustrophobic, because you have to crawl through 1m high tunnels. Was fine by me. I liked the darkness and cave water features. An insightful tour.

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Boksburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We always find our outing to Sterkfontein Caves informative and educational. The guides are excellent and answer all questions with patience. They identify with the pupils and ensure they stay focussed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Absolutely loved visiting the caves which was full of history & visiting the spot where Mrs Ples was discovered! The entire group which stretched from young to old enjoyed the tour and the "crawling". The guide was very informative and humorous!

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Benoni
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I didn't find it that interesting, the tour guide tried to make it interesting by cracking a few jokes which helped. Alot of walking but not much to see. Was not my money's worth.

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mahlerific
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Amazing. From a geological, paleontological, and historical perspective. The Cradle's guides are very much in the know about the history of the caves, including segments off the current path and exactly why there were stalactites remaining in what is at times a hulking, haunting cavern. On top of the beauty and chill of the cave itself, you can see ongoing... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

True reflection of what we now call home of all... from the famous finding of Mrs Ples to the Latest finding of Little Foot, the Baboon skeleton which can be seen in the Caves,the interpretation of the Formations i'e Johannesburg, Elephants and more Story of the Lake and the divers.the touching of skull..Luck or Wisdom you can only choose one

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The caves provide some interesting historical as well as geographical background as to the importance of the site with regards to the cradle of humankind. Overall, it is an experience worth having in your travel books. It's well maintained and considered to be one of the best things to do in Cradle of Humankind.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I found that the place is in extremely good condition, from the ticket windows to the actual tour, everything is so well organized and so exciting! I expected the tour to be a bit longer than what it was, though it was still awesome nonetheless!

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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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