Sterkfontein Caves

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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

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.

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

  • Sterkfontein Caves Road

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  • Rabbit Hole Lounge
  • Tres Jolie

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  • Sterkfontein Caves Address: Kromdraai Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sterkfontein Caves Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sterkfontein Caves Price: 50 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Sterkfontein Caves(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sterkfontein Caves: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 14.12% of people who visit Johannesburg include Sterkfontein Caves in their plan

  • 71.24% of people start their Sterkfontein Caves visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sterkfontein Caves

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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

People normally club together Magalies Sleepy River and Magalies Barbus Haven Fly-fishing 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
  • If a Martini is a drink plus a snack, then the combination of Maropeng with Sterkfontein is the Martini of the museum world. World class museum plus an activity; namely crawling through part of the original cave exploration space. Of course, there is the option not to eat the olive. But the two together are great fun, and a lovely way to cap a museum visit for kids.

  • Aammmaaziiing!!!!! The caves are just amazing and very awesome. Great for groups. It's not just for fun but it's also educational.

  • Beautiful experience. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our guide, Danny, was phenomenal. Bursting with information and full of jokes that had us all laughing. Would recommend that everyone visits the Sterkfontein Caves at least once in their lives.

  • Great experience! We had a great guide that made it even better. It is rather cold inside the caves so take a jacket. There are lots of steps into and out of the cave so keep that in mind. You can buy a combo ticket with Maropeng and then it is much cheaper to visit both.

  • Maropeng visitor centre and Sterkfontein Caves are outstanding. To get the best from your day try and read up before your visit. To actually stand in the same space at the Sterkfontein cave system and see where our oldest hominin ancestors lived and died was a real privilege. Our guide Trevor was so knowledgeable, full of humour and patient too, he’s a real asset.

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