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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
+27 14 577 9000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the best time. Was on a road trip with my daughter. From Sun City we headed the cradle of humankind. Was a bit nervous but the excitement was superseded the nerves. While being guided in the underground caves my little one asked the guide...More

Thank thembi_ndou1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The caves are so beautiful, with the deep lake in the caves what makes it a little bit mysterious. The guide was also very enthusiastic.

Thank Teun S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jason is ones ideal guide. He turns up on time, has a comfortable spacious vehicle. He is knowledgeable without being pushy. He imparts his knowledge carefully. In short a real pleasure.... book him!

Thank BgLon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did this together with Maropeng, which provided nice context but was much less interesting. It was fantastic to see the archeological and geological sites and learn about all of the discoveries that have been made here while standing 50m underground! Our guide, Trevor, was...More

Thank Kelsey J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

i was with mom who is a pention, the tour guide gave much information and made it interesting,, it was just tiring going in and out of the cave.. but id do it again

Thank Thinga_and_Cynthia
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend taking a tour of the Sterkfontein Caves. The tours run every half hour and accommodate about 20 people per tour. You have to wear a hard hat and a hairnet. There is a bit of bending involved but you’re in cramped spaces...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The cave is beautiful. The tour of the cave starts of with the guide asking you to put on safety helmets then takes you the the entrance of the cave. There are a lot of steps in the cave so please were appropriate footwear and...More

Thank Kinj8
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We enjoyed the cave primarily because it has been the site of several important archaeological finds. It is not a place to see huge stalactites or stalagmites, but there are some interesting crystals. It is more interesting to read the geological clues about the history...More

Thank TravelTooMuch55
Reviewed 19 October 2017

After an enjoyable visit to the museum we went here. Fortunately you get safety helmets ( I bumped my head a couple of times), then there is time to have a look at the interesting exhibits. The guided tour was interesting, as soon as you...More

Thank Inkomo
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This a travel back through time. The rock formations and other geological aspects have the impact of enabling you to understand the formation of the earth over millions of years. Our guide, Keneth, was an expert and explained everything very simply and clearly. He did...More

Thank Sharpshooter55
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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.
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.
20 January 2016|
Response from bazzer1911 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there , i do believe you can do both in one day . Three hours at each place would be more than enough . The actual tour in the cave is relatively short however with quite a few steps. yes it is a little chilly in the... More