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Sterkfontein Cave

Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
+27 14 577 9000
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Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
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"tour guide"
in 27 reviews
"underground lake"
in 13 reviews
"hard hat"
in 9 reviews
"rock formations"
in 8 reviews
"few steps"
in 7 reviews
"sense of humour"
in 10 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 5 reviews
"duck"
in 10 reviews
"under ground"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 8 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 9 reviews
"world heritage site"
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"an excellent guide"
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"million years"
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"interesting visit"
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"on site"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A good experience being under a cave and seeing dolomite's under the earth. You also get to see various skulls which are said to be an evolution of mankind

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is easy to find and about 44 km from Jhb / Sandton - conveniently close for a weekend family or friends outing. The tarred road is excellent and well signposted so you cannot miss it. Which is a good thing as the buildings...More

Thank Benjaminhero
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cave is a great surprise. About a 45 minutes drive from Pretoria in the countryside. Entry is 165 Rand, the guided tour is about 45 minutes with additional time to be allocated to look around. The guiding is professional and informative. The cave is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the visitors centre for the Sterkfontein caves to buy our entrance tickets & have a look round this small, but well-laid out & interesting exhibition. The cave tour was well organised & we saw some interesting areas within the caves - particulalry...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Sterkfontein Caves on Thursday 24 May, with a combined visit to Maropeng Educational Centre. Our combined ticket was R190 pp which I think was very reasonable. Keep in mind their are scheduled tours very hour with a guide. We arrived 10minutes early...More

Thank Corne778
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started at the day centre which is a little drive from the caves. We recommend doing it this way round as the day centre has so much info that you will go to the caves better prepared. We spent about 3 hours there then...More

Thank Kbrules
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Learned a lot about the early man.. tour guide was learned and the caves were interesting to walk through! At times we had to literally crawl through🤣

Thank Winnie S
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

If you’ve never been in a cave and don’t know about rock formations this will be interesting for you. However if you were looking forward to seeing where one of the most complete fossils was found then you won’t be seeing it. There is a...More

Thank Jenna N
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

If you're learning about caves or are a budding speleologist then you will find this very interesting. For those kind of interested but not really...this is just another cave. The historical value of the fossil finds in and around the cave are much greater than...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

A fascinating place that is very informative. Apart from learning about the history of humankind, you also walk away with great insight about caves. One also will have a greater appreciation for the people who explore caves looking for various things that can help mankind....More

Thank Theran P
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Roys_Lim
20 May 2018|
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Response from Yuri R | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes you can. Do the cave son the morning and the park in the afternoon. At least that way you get to see the Lion feeding.
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Joss F
3 December 2017|
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Response from Bggl | Reviewed this property |
Check with the caves. The path and rocks can get very slippery when wet so then they suspend access.
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Nakedi Siyabong... M
14 December 2016|
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Response from Joel K | Reviewed this property |
The formal tour and the only way to see the caves is a a bit over one hour.
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