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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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Interesting cave tour by professional guides

Professionally run operation which forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, though it should be noted that this cave was not habited by humans, rather they fell... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
cjlimm
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Professionally run operation which forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, though it should be noted that this cave was not habited by humans, rather they fell in over time and subsequently died. Nonetheless, a very interesting cave tour by professional and knowledgable guides. The cave is cool and in places can be cramped. Also there are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the guided walking tour of the caves and enjoyed the talk given by the professional guide. The caves themselves are very interesting and unique. There is a part of the tour where you need to 'monkey crawl' through a short but well lit tunnel. We were fine, but there were some older and not as fit people... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited a few caves before, what made Sterkfontein special was seeing some natural light come through. We took the 14h00 slot. The cave was cool be aware that there is a bit of crawling and low squatting involved. All around very good with a very knowledgable guide. We also had our 7 year old with us and he was... More 

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Randfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sterkfontein caves is the one and only cave where the skull of mrs ples were found together with the skeleton of little foot. You enter and exit the cave with stairs but if you dont like small spaces you must rather keep going past because there is places where you must crawl through. If you are sensitive to the cold... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome place to visit, the caves are full of fascinating facts and also in places you have to really get down to nature on your knees as the ceilings are very low. There are also openings through the roofs where through the years of erosion holes have formed. The only problem with the caves is that there are... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get to take (a rather strenuous) walk through a limestone cave. Unfortunately, there is very little in the cave connected with the development of humankind. Early man did not live in the cave. One unfortunate fellow fell to his demise into the cave and thus the cave's significance. Most of the information you get will be the result of... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a weekend up at Magaliesburg and visited the Sterkfontein Cave on an early Sunday afternoon. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and we really enjoyed climbing through the cave even tough it was quite hot and we were wearing safety gear. Well worth the trip out from Johannesburg.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves are a must if you are going to the Cradle of Humankind because this is really the focus of it. The Visitor's Centre is where you go if you want to see the interactive museum. The Visitor's Centre is away from the actual caves. The caves are exceptionally interesting and there is a guide who takes you through... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fascinating area of the world...so surprisingly ancient. We dashed through the information center and got right into the cave tour. Our guide did a great job of explaining the area and prepared us for the journey through the cave--including some essential safety tips. The caves are cool (temperature) so a sweater felt good. The hard hats were also... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a place but the area. So when you looking for it go to sterkfontein first where is the cave where the most important discovery took place. There is multimedia show and historical exhibitions explaining it all. Walk down and up the cove is very pleasant however requires fitness level allowing for crawling tight spaces in a few... More 

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