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Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
+27 14 577 9000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did a full-day "Cradle of Humankind" tour from Jo-burg, organized by Kwathlano and Wilderness Travel. The drive is long-ish (about 70 minutes from Sandton) and wasn't particularly scenic (we went during a heat-wave and there was a lot of smoke/poor air from field-burning). The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think I'm hard to impress with historical exhibits, but have placed this in my top 5. Put the time in and read the background information so that when you are face to face with the skeletons and artifacts you can be in awe like...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the caves as part of a school trip learning about our ancestors that walked the land millions of years before us. Well crafted tours, tour guides knew all the answers to the question and she handled a group of boys very well....More

Thank zastian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Original finds site for some of the most important humanoid fossils ever found, the caves had to be a must see for us. In the event, the attached museum was probably more enticing than the cave visit itself. The 'cave' would not feature high on...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Sterkfontein Cave with my wife. Interesting experience. Had a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. Explained the formation of stalagmites and stalactites and how to identify them. Discovery of Little foot and Mrs Ples was fascinating. Going through the narrow openings was challenging but made...More

Thank Sewpersads
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

It is a privilege to visit such an important site in the history of humanity, and our guide was ok. However the cave itself was just ok - there are more spectacular geological examples elsewhere if that is your interest. Worth the trip, though.

Thank BooBoo108
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Guided tour through the cave every day on the hour. Last tour at 4 pm. You can get a discounted comboticket with the Maropeng Visitor Center if you buy your ticket before 1 pm. Both very interesting. The Sterkfontein Cave where they found "Little Foo"t...More

Thank JNinSA
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The Sterkfontein Cave has an interesting exhibition area showcasing human evolution before you enter the cave. The cave itself is not spectacular but it is relatively big and deep. There are active excavations ongoing in the cave which are not accessible to the public.

Thank Rudolph B
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This was the best part of the day. Also very informative and colourful by the exhibit. Our guide was good. Never got bored. The walk through the caves was lovely. It was cool and fun. This was the highlight for me. Lots of stairs and...More

Thank Bell6408
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We really loved the tour. Really charismatic and knowledgeable tour guides. This is an active archaeological site, don't expect the commercialism found in other caves in the country. Mining activities has destroyed millions of years worth or crystalline growth, but what is left is truly...More

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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.
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.
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.