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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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Human History uncovered

The Sterkfontein caves is must see destination in South Africa trying to explain the origins of humankind.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Sterkfontein caves is must see destination in South Africa trying to explain the origins of humankind.

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Keflavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The caves are fascinating there are underground lakes and fossils in the rocks. Our tour guide was funny and easy to talk to. There is some small spaces(about 1m²) that you need to crawl through, but it shouldn't be a problem for most people. Overall great trip.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

An excellent venue that is both modern and introduces you to hominids from a very long time ago. This is an interesting tour and definitely a place to visit. Further research through the Wits University and in particular, a paleontologist, Lee Berger is showing that many more cave sites will be explored in the very near future. This is a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The tour guide we had was so good and really made the tour! The tour takes about an hour and was so informative! The actual walking through the caves is an amazing experience. Yes there is lots of steps however they spread throughout as you stop often and the guide gives info. A worthy visit! We were entertaining a friend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The caves are a bit underwhelming, they were mined in the past for limestone so the spectacular stalagtites and stalagmites have all been removed. There is an interpretive centre about the fossils which were found but there isn't a whole lot to see. The guide we got was very good and entertaining but there are probably better caves to visit... More 

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you are interested in evolution then the area known as the cradle of human kind is worth visiting . Just remember to put the actual name of each attraction into your GPS as it will not find Cradle of Human Kind . Entrance fee to Sterkfontein cave is R165 and if you planning to visit Maropeng it's worth buying... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was my first time to the caves and I can HIGHLY recommend this outing. The tour guide we had was so good and really made the tour! The tour takes about an hour and was so informative! The actual walking through the caves is an amazing experience. Yes there is is lots of steps however they spread throughout as... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Firstly, let me say that the guided tour of the cave was well done, our guide was friendly and informative and the general presentation was good. That said however, the main reason for us going there was to view the location where fossils and remains of 3 million year old hominids were found, together with fossils of prehistoric animals and... More 

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Fife Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a great guide, Matebello, who was very knowledgeable, and explained everything about the caves, and what had been found in them The caves themselves were not that interesting,if you have visited the Congo Caves, but the fact that our "fore-bearers" came from here, makes them that more fascinating. You will be given a hard hat and you will... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really enjoyed this - historically interesting and educational. Our guide was excellent and walking through the caves is an amazing experience. If you do nothing else in JHB - do this!

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