Open and clos­ing times


The Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre is open to the pub­lic from 9am to 5pm every day. The last boat ride departs at 4pm.

Please note that no dogs are per­mit­ted on the prop­er­ty. Ser­vice dogs and guide dogs are the exception. 

Sterk­fontein Caves

The Sterk­fontein Caves are open to the pub­lic from 9am to 5pm every day.

The last tour departs at 4pm.

The tours of the Sterk­fontein Caves, which start above ground and then take vis­i­tors deep into the caves, run every half an hour, sev­en days a week.

Admis­sion fees for 2018


Adults: R120
Chil­dren (under 18): R65
Chil­dren under four: free
Pen­sion­ers: R65 for access to both Maropeng and the Sterk­fontein Caves (on pre­sen­ta­tion of a valid ID)
Stu­dents: R75 (on pre­sen­ta­tion of a valid stu­dent card)
School groups: R65 per pupil

Sterk­fontein Caves

Adults: R165
Chil­dren (under 18): R97
Chil­dren under four: free
Stu­dents: R100 (on pre­sen­ta­tion of a valid stu­dent card)
School groups: R90 per pupil 

Com­bi­na­tion tick­et (Maropeng and Sterk­fontein Caves)

Adults: R190
Chil­dren (under 18): R125
Chil­dren under four: free
School groups: R120 per pupil
Pen­sion­ers: R65 (on pre­sen­ta­tion of a valid ID)

Please note: no pensioner/​student dis­count applies for the com­bi­na­tion ticket.

Please also note: the com­bi­na­tion tick­et is only avail­able until 1pm, in order for vis­i­tors to have enough time to see both attractions.

The Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre and its restau­rants are all wheel­chair acces­si­ble. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the Sterk­fontein Caves site is not.

Prices are sub­ject to change with­out pri­or notice.

Book­ing is essen­tial for all group and school bookings.

Pri­vate tours

Pri­vate tours of the caves may be arranged at a nom­i­nal fee.

Book­ing in advance is strong­ly advised for groups as well as indi­vid­u­als, as the num­ber of vis­i­tors enter­ing the Sterk­fontein Caves at a time is limited.

For the enthu­si­ast, tours con­duct­ed by sci­en­tists can be arranged at an addi­tion­al cost.

Tel: +27 (0)14 577 9000