Please note that due to the heavy rainfall, Sterkfontein Caves will be closed until further notice. Kindly contact Maropeng/Sterkfontein for any queries regarding this : +27 (0)14 577 9000

Opening times

Tickets can be booked online or onsite.

Maropeng Open Monday - Sunday. 09h00 - 16h00 (final tour at 16h30)
Sterkfontein Caves
Open Monday - Sunday. 09h00 - 16h00 (final tour at 16h00)



A tour of the Maropeng Visitor Centre Exhibition

All visitors over the age of six: R100

Children under the age of six: Free

Sterkfontein Caves

A tour of the Sterkfontein Caves and the exhibition at Sterkfontein

All visitors over the age of six: R100

Children under the age of six: Free

Contact | Map and Directions

Please note:

  • Please arrive at least 15-minutes before your booked time-slot. If you arrive late, your ticket will be forfeited without a refund.
  • All visitors over the age of six will have to wear a mask in order to enjoy our facilities
  • We will be taking your temperature at our entrance. If it is over 38 degrees Celsius, you unfortunately will not be allowed entry
  • We will also need to take down your contact details at the entrance in order to comply with national public health guidelines
  • Hand sanitisers will be available at points across our property
  • All our facilities are being regularly sanitised in order to minimise the risk of infection
  • Please note: Tickets can be booked online or onsite

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Situated an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Sterkfontein Caves are world-famous for their fossil finds and are a popular visitor destination.

After an extensive facelift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site is now home to a top restaurant and conferencing facilities, offering easy access to the caves with modern walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where globally acclaimed fossils have been discovered.

The Sterkfontein Caves are owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, whose scientists have been responsible for the main excavations at this World Heritage Site.

They are credited with many of the most notable discoveries in the caves, including the world-famous fossils of Mrs Ples and Little Foot, the latter being an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton dating back more than three million years.

The tours at the Sterkfontein Caves, which start above ground and then take visitors deep into the caves, run seven days a week.

Pro tip for visitors: Our cave tours are very popular, particularly during the holidays. So give us a call on 014 577 9000, on the day of your visit, to find out what tour availability is like.

And, if you arrive and find the next cave-tour slot fully booked, then don’t fret – grab a bite at the Sterkfontein restaurant and enjoy the views while you wait for the next available slot. You can find out about the times from our ticket office or one of our helpful guides.