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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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Great day out at Sterkfontein Caves

A visit to the caves is a must for both local residents and visitors. The easy tour through the caves under the watchful eye of a very competent guide (Kenneth in our case) is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Phil K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit to the caves is a must for both local residents and visitors. The easy tour through the caves under the watchful eye of a very competent guide (Kenneth in our case) is both interesting and fun. The kids enjoy the excitement and us older folk (60+) are easily able to manage the walk - even the couple of... More 

Thank Phil K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as part of the package with the visit to the Cradle of Humankind center, and was well worth it, it is a short drive between the two venues, so be prepared for that. The tour guide was excellent and full of very interesting facts and stories. Be prepared to get down low at some points on the... More 

Thank ChRoux
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction will probably have great appeal with geology lovers and historians. The site houses and exhibition about Earth's evolution and fossils, which can be interesting for children as well. The walk inside the cave is not long, but does have a few stairs.

Thank Elisa G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I went in search of a beautiful place to hike, view beautiful flowers and just chill and landed up just putting on the GPS and found the Sterkfontein Caves. Oh what a beautiful experience to feel such a calmness seep into my Soul as I entered the cool cave where one of the oldest Human remains on this Earth,... More 

Thank arthie1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of three visited recently, and enjoyed the cave. There is a small museum/display before entering the cave which details human ancestry and findings in the area which is interesting, although some of the writing on the glass we found hard to read. You then enter the caves on a guided tour, complete with hard-hat for safety. The guide was... More 

Thank James K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An inspiring walk l through the Sterkfontein Caves, especially due to the excellent guise and the narrow passages where you have to crawl through. Safe but with somewhat excitement. An instructive tour through the Caves where Mrs Ples was found.

Thank Frank K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the World Heritage Site which houses the Sterkfontein caves we took a tour into the caves with a very knowledgeable tour guide. It is interesting to see where such an abundance of fossils have been found. The cave have 100 steps in and 200 steps out...with a few areas where you need to duck and crawl (not excessive). We... More 

Thank roosda
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great cave to visit as a tourist, whether you are from out of town or a local playing tourist in your own town. A large cave system with its own internal lake, well worth a visit with a guide. Combine as part of a trip to the Cradle of Humankind and a visit to the museum and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the cave after the tour of the Maropeng visitor center. Overall we found that combining the two activities really made the visit worthwhile. The guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. The cave has a few challenging spots so could be a bit difficult if you have a bad back or knees.

Thank michaelfitzg
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to the Sterkfontein caves and the Maropeng Visitor Centre for the Cradle of Mankind World Heritage Site was an amazing experience. It certainly is one of the most interesting places I have visited in South Africa. The guide, Ephraim, at the Caves was very knowledgeable and friendly. The exhibition in the Centre is undeniably world clas!.

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