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Address: Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
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A return visit

Not much has changed, apart from the need to wear a hard hat. It's a fascinating insight into our history and origins. Wear sturdy shoes and be ready to crouch down through... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca H
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much has changed, apart from the need to wear a hard hat. It's a fascinating insight into our history and origins. Wear sturdy shoes and be ready to crouch down through small openings.

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Thank Rebecca H
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our fourth visit to the Sterkfontein caves and was without a doubt our best visit yet. Our guide, Lindiwe, made it the most wonderful visit to date. You can see that she genuinely loves her job and her knowledge regarding the caves was unbelievable. It was awesome to see that the level of the underwater lake has risen... More 

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Thank Nealefam
Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best attractions this country has to offer tourists and locals and is a must see destination for adults and kids alike.Very educational and historical and I believe that everyone must visit these caves.Excellent tour guides and value for money.Been there twice in one month and will go back again and again.

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Thank Samgaffor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to visit the Sterkfontein Caves ... as a day outing. Tour guides well informed and offers insightful information. Great for couples and/ or Family trips.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very safe. Great knowledgable guides. Amazing history. Great museum prior to the caves. Fantastic experience, learnt so much on the origins of humankind

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definetely a must visit when staying in the Johannesburg area for a couple of days. Some very old humans skeletons have been found in these caves. Together with a researcher from the Witwatersrand university we had a look around the caves, we even went looking for a porcupine which meant pushing oneself through very narrow paths and tunnels. Wonderful visit.

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Thank Frederique L
South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves are the pinnacle of the discovery and very exciting to explore. There are a few places where you have to be on your knees going through the smaller tunnels , but very exciting and informative.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We lost Google maps en route so had to ask around. One drives through pretty country to make it to the Caves. A guided tour is de rigueur. Our guide took the group 60 metres down while expounding on palenteology. He did a great job. The small museum attached to the visitor's section is worth a see. Recommended. Wear shoes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unique and informative.You need to wear comfortable clothes and great sneakers as there are a lot of steps going down and up.

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Thank Michelle M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this is just going to be another cave. Wow what a surprise. This is a cave with a rich prehistoric history. A history going million years back. Every corner in the cave comes with a story. Especially the story of Mrs Ples. A must see when you're in the area. The guides are amazing.

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