Sterkfontein Caves open to visitors again

  • April 08, 2014

Come visit this must-see attraction in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

We’re thrilled to announce that the Sterkfontein Caves are open to visitors once again.

The caves were recently closed to the public for routine stability tests, but as of today, 8 April 2014, this world-class attraction once again welcomes tourists to its underground hollows.

A safe place to visit

Thousands of people explore the Sterkfontein Caves each year. In 2013 alone, over 100 000 visitors passed through the cave structure. As a result, routine stability tests are undertaken every five years to determine the safety of the tourist attraction.

This year, the University of the Witwatersrand appointed Nielen van der Merwe, professor of rock engineering, to advise on the tests to be undertaken.

"The safety of our visitors to the cave is our first priority, and it is therefore imperative for us to undertake these routine tests. Now that the tests have been completed, we can confidently invite visitors to come and explore these majestic caves with us again," says Tony Rubin, Maropeng managing director.

"As per the normal requirement in caves around the world, visitors will receive hard hats to wear while they're inside the Sterkfontein Caves. This adds to the fun factor of exploring the cave – you can just see the excitement on the children’s (and adults’) faces as they put on the colourful headgear – and will ensure maximum safety for our visitors.”

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