Opening and closing times

Sterkfontein Caves is open to the public from 09h00 to 17h00 every day. The last tour departs at 16h00.

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

Click here for a map to find your way from Maropeng to Sterkfontein Caves.

Admission fees in 2018

Adults: R165
Children (under 18 years): R97
Children under 4: free
Pensioners: R85 (on production of a valid ID)
Students: R100 (on production of a valid student card)
School groups: R90 per pupil

Combination ticket (Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves)

Adults: R190
Children (under 18 years): R125
Children under 4: free
School groups: R120 per pupil

Please note: the combination ticket is only available until 1pm, in order for visitors to have enough time to see both exhibitions. Student and pensioner discounts do not apply to the combination ticket.

The Maropeng Visitors’ Centre and its restaurants are all wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, Sterkfontein Caves are not.

Private tours

Private tours into the caves can be arranged at a minimum fee.

Booking in advance is strongly advised for groups as well as individuals, as visitor numbers to the Sterkfontein Caves are limited.

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

Tel: +27 (0)14 577 9000

Visitor Information

Opening times

Maropeng 09h00 - 17h00 every day

(Please note that Maropeng will be closed on Thursday, 26 July 2018 for a private event) 

Sterkfontein Caves 09h00 - 17h00 every day

Rates and specials


Adults: R120 | Children (under 18): R65
Children under 4: free
Pensioners: R65 (for both sites)
Students: R75
School groups: R65 per pupil

Sterkfontein Caves

Adults: R165 | Children (under 18): R97
Children under 4: free
Pensioners: R65 (for both sites)
Students: R100
School groups: R90 per pupil

Combination ticket

Adults: R190 | Children (under 18): R125

Pensioners: R65 

School groups: R120 per pupil

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Please note: No pets are allowed at Maropeng and Sterkfontein. Service dogs and guide dogs are the exception

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