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Address: Sterkfontein Caves Rd., Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
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Very interesting and expertly guide facility if you are interested in the origins of humankind. The guides are very knowledgeable, and keen to answer any questions asked. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very interesting and expertly guide facility if you are interested in the origins of humankind. The guides are very knowledgeable, and keen to answer any questions asked. The facility is spotlessly clean, but the gift shop has recently been closed, which is a pity as it stocked very appropriate post cards and publications. Not all visitors also visit Maropeng. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went here as we had half a day to spend in joburg before taking our flight back home. We decided for this site as its recognised under UNESCO. The cave is very small (at least the part you can visit). There is nothing there: no fossils or skeleton to see, nothing. No stalagmite or other formations. The guide was... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A visit to the caves is a must for both local residents and visitors. The easy tour through the caves under the watchful eye of a very competent guide (Kenneth in our case) is both interesting and fun. The kids enjoy the excitement and us older folk (60+) are easily able to manage the walk - even the couple of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We did this as part of the package with the visit to the Cradle of Humankind center, and was well worth it, it is a short drive between the two venues, so be prepared for that. The tour guide was excellent and full of very interesting facts and stories. Be prepared to get down low at some points on the... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The two main "attractions" at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site are the Sterkfontein Cave and the Maropeng Visitor Centre (which is definitely worth a visit!). If you have a day to spare in the Johannesburg area, it's well worth getting a combo ticket to visit the two, which are close one to the other. The location is about... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The attraction will probably have great appeal with geology lovers and historians. The site houses and exhibition about Earth's evolution and fossils, which can be interesting for children as well. The walk inside the cave is not long, but does have a few stairs.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

So, I went in search of a beautiful place to hike, view beautiful flowers and just chill and landed up just putting on the GPS and found the Sterkfontein Caves. Oh what a beautiful experience to feel such a calmness seep into my Soul as I entered the cool cave where one of the oldest Human remains on this Earth,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Family of three visited recently, and enjoyed the cave. There is a small museum/display before entering the cave which details human ancestry and findings in the area which is interesting, although some of the writing on the glass we found hard to read. You then enter the caves on a guided tour, complete with hard-hat for safety. The guide was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

An inspiring walk l through the Sterkfontein Caves, especially due to the excellent guise and the narrow passages where you have to crawl through. Safe but with somewhat excitement. An instructive tour through the Caves where Mrs Ples was found.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

At the World Heritage Site which houses the Sterkfontein caves we took a tour into the caves with a very knowledgeable tour guide. It is interesting to see where such an abundance of fossils have been found. The cave have 100 steps in and 200 steps out...with a few areas where you need to duck and crawl (not excessive). We... More 

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