Sterkfontein CavesCurrently Closed
- 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
Sterkfontein Caves - Review
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
14.1% of people who visit Johannesburg include Sterkfontein Caves in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
71.24% of people start their Sterkfontein Caves visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sterkfontein Caves
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sterkfontein Caves
Sterkfontein Caves Trips
Sterkfontein Caves, Johannesburg Reviews
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.
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.
No need to waste your time here. We are enthusiasts of human origins, but there is little here to excite the fancy, either about human origins or of natural history. The cave is has been well excavated by the limestone miners, so it’s natural state has been pretty much lost. There are few if any interesting human origins sites inside the cave to excite your wonderment. Give it a pass.
Amazing place. The guides give great information. The cave is a nice cool temperature. A nice change from the outdoor heat. Wear flat shoes and old jeans cos you will be required to crawl through some places... (I am sure I posted pix...where are they?)
Highly unorganized and bad service. We missed a tour by 2min so they told us the next tour starts in 1 hour. We arrive 1 hour later they told us the tour started 15min ago already. So we sit down to eat some cake whilst we wait for the next tour and as the cake arrives they tell us there is a tour starting NOW. I found the displays in the visitor center boring. The caves are okay, but don't expect something like the Congo caves. Wear flat shoes and old pants and take a wet wipe with you because you need to crawl through wide but low tunnels at a few places and your hands and pants stain orange-brown from the dirt. They give you orange hard hats. This is a good tour for school kids.