The caves are open daily from 9am to 5pm and the last guided tour departs at 4pm
The Sterkfontein Caves is one of the richest and most productive paleao-anthropological hominid fossil sites in the world. It has yielded some of the most valuable and oldest evidence of the origins of humankind ever found, including the 2-million-year-old Mrs Ples, the first complete skull of the Australopithecus genus to be discovered by palaeontologists Dr Robert Broom and John Robinson. Excavations are still in progress on a full skeleton of an Australopithecus, discovered by Professor Ron Clarke in 1997. It is anticipated that the excavation will be completed later this year.
Booking in advance is strongly advised for groups as well as individuals as visitor numbers to the Sterkfontein Caves are limited.