Sterkfontein Cave, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

#1 of 7 in Nature in Greater Johannesburg
World heritage site · Cave · Nature / Park
Located inside a World Heritage Site, Sterkfontein Cave contains one of world's largest collections of hominid fossils. Guided tours take you on a journey into an underground world inhabited many thousands of years ago. Consider combining the visit to the cave with a tour of the nearby museum, where you can learn more about the origins and evolution of humankind. Use our Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site online trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Sterkfontein Cave and other attractions in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Sterkfontein Cave

Sterkfontein Cave reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
606 reviews
  • We bought a combo ticket to get into the cave at Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind, after the tour the, we drove down to the caves it's a few minutes away. The guide takes us through the cave and gives...  more »
  • You have to join a ranger tour to go underground. You can book online, but in mid winter we just rocked up, bought a combo ticket for the Visitor Centre, and after half an hour met our tour guide...  more »
  • If you want to see caves at least once in your lifetime.... do visit this cave. We opted for the caves and museum combo.The cradle of humankind is a world heritage site. The oldest human fossil was...  more »
  • Good tour. Good stories associated with the caves too. Professional guide that was very helpful. Wouldn't say that elderly or physically challenged people should attempt as there are places where you're required to just about crawl.
  • We had a fabulous experience. The facility is world class. The information is clear and accurate. The trip down into the caves was an exhilarating experience for our kids. The boat ride was a big surprise as we did not know about it. It's such a great family outing and must be visited at least once.also I was quite far along pregnant, the cave is quite accessable.
  • Great educational experience for kids and adults alike. The guides are also very knowledgeable and have a great sense of humour. I just wish that they had better meal/lunch facilities on the premises. After the trek into and out of the caves, you are usually famished...
  • A truly wonderful experience. We had a very knowledgeable guide who took us through the caves. You need to be agile to climb through some of the tunnels and able to walk up and down stairs, but the effort is well worth it.
  • The site is well managed and educational ( history of evolution in pictures) except for the fact that because of load shedding we couldn't continue with the adventure. Light meals and drinks are served in the chilled lounge or on the waiting area tables outside.

Plan your trip to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.