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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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Sterkfontein Caves...Fun and Educational

The caves themselves are not really as spectacular as say the Cango Caves or Sudwala Caves - however, at the same time, you appreciate their raw beauty because they're not yet so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The caves themselves are not really as spectacular as say the Cango Caves or Sudwala Caves - however, at the same time, you appreciate their raw beauty because they're not yet so "commercialised". Also, the quality of the guides brings the caving experience to life and makes the visit some what more interesting. Our tour guide was very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful activity . Our Guide Kenneth was very knowledgeable with the history of the place , the palaentology from information on Ms Ples the Australopithecus Africanus to Lil Foot. The breathtaking cave views of the stalagmites and stalacites and the shiny crystals on the roof. The Braccia rocks with fossilized bits. The crystal clear underground lake. The adrenaline rush crawling... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great guide and info, caves themselves nothing to write home about , even tho little foot and other earliest hominid species were discovered here. not alot to see, miners blasted the hell outa the place for the calcim so not even sparkly anymore. the lake is interesting part of the tour.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The caves are a true treasure just outside Johannesburg. The tour guide is knowledgeable. Both adults and kids enjoy this tour. And not to mention that it's a great exercise activity.

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Cayenne, French Guiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's really a place to visit, it' s a link to our humankind. A combo ticket with Marepong is the best. The statue of Pr Broom who discovered Ms Ples there, is at the end of the visit. You have to choose between luck or knowledge while touching either his nose or his hand handled the skull of the Australopitheque.... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great outing for the family with kids older than 6 years, quite fun as one goes into the cave which can be creepy.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Put on your hard hat and descend into the Sterkfontein Cave with your guide. Its an interesting environment but be aware that there are a lot of steps descending and ascending. You only get to see the excavation once you are out of the cave and its not accessible so I was a bit disappointed not to be able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sterkfontein Caves are a special place - significant in many ways. A visit is well worth it - a small and interesting exhibition to browse while you wait for your tour with a small shop and place to have a coffee or a snack. The caves themselves are not spectacular, but the quality of the guides brings them to... More 

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Johannesburg, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

General organization is quite good, but don't think the guys helping you with bands and helmets will make sure you're on the next tour. We were kept outside by the helmets only to be told the tour left when we were finally let inside and we had to wait another 30 minutes - which is an eternity with small kids!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really good guide who taught us alot about the are and the caves. I enjoyed the tour alot. There is some squatting and duck walking required, but otherwise very easy to move around.

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