Sterkfontein Caves

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  • Address: Kromdraai Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 50 ZAR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site

About Sterkfontein Caves, Johannesburg

The Caves of Sterkfontein are naturally formed of limestone and are of great interest to archaeologists; preshistoric remains of Australopithecus and Homo sapiens have been found here. It is renowned as a World Heritage Site.

The early excavations date back to the 1930s which yielded the discovery of the skull and other remains of an Australopithecus member. The World War II caused a long interruption in the work of the findings, resumed when the remains of a Plesianthropus were discovered. In the late 90s, the foot bones of an Australopithecus were discovered, which led on to the large subsequent excavations of about 500 early human remains, scientifically known as the hominids, cementing the Cave’s reputation as one of the richest archeological sites in the world.

Sterkfontein Caves Information

  • The Caves have been facilitated for the public viewing near the entrance to the Silberberg Grotto, and the underground lake situated in the caves.

How To reach Sterkfontein Caves by Public Transport

  • Sterkfontein Caves Road

Restaurants Near Sterkfontein Caves

  • Roots Restaurant
  • Rabbit Hole Lounge
  • Tres Jolie

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Things to Know Before Visiting Sterkfontein Caves

  • 35.91% of people who visit Johannesburg include Sterkfontein Caves in their plan

  • 70.61% of people start their Sterkfontein Caves visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sterkfontein Caves

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sterkfontein Caves

People normally club together Johannesburg Zoo and Lion Park while planning their visit to Sterkfontein Caves.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sterkfontein Caves, Johannesburg Reviews

  • Lovely experience. Great staff and facilities. Very interesting tour. The caves were cool and fascinating. The tout guide was engaging and amusing. If you are claustrophobic, there is a section which is very narrow and difficult to navigate if you are tall. Lots of stairs, both on the descent and ascent, over 200. Well lit and maintained inside. Safety gear provided.

  • The cave tour was amazing I really enjoyed it! We had a great tour guide he was very funny! He made us laugh and had some great fact's about the caves and the dig sites ! There are some tight spaces to go through ! So if u are on the small side it was no problem ! Wel worth it ! And there are a lot of stairs so be prepared but it was nice and not that bad !

  • Very beautiful with a rich history. The tour guides are very informative and friendly. A small cave that takes roughly 45 minutes tlwith an area that you need to duck walk or crawl if you are tall. Can become tricky for older people as there are a lot of steps aswell

  • Impressive caves but you can not visit all the rooms. Guide of the caves is awesome. Guide is making the experience unique.

  • A must visit if you have not been. Warning - you must dress appropriately for the cave tour. Be prepared for small spaces.

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