The Wonder Cave is located in the internationally known valley of Kromdraai within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, amidst famous palaeontological sites containing the oldest relics of mankind.

The Wondercave is surrounded by game farms with an abundance of both wild- and birdlife. The cave is close to the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Kromdraai Valley, northwest of Johannesburg.

This natural wonder, only open to the public since 1991, boasts an enormous single chamber which one enters by elevator beside walls decorated with beautiful formations up to 15m high.

Rimstone pools, cave pearls, stalactites, stalagmites, popcorn formations, straw formations, mushroom formations, the Madonna, etc.

Tours are conducted by competent guides along well-lit pathways, where no crawling is necessary, reducing the likelihood of claustrophobia.

Visiting hours
Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00 (last tour is at 16h00)
Saturday and Sunday from 08h00 to 18h00 (last tour is at 17h00)

Where to Stay
Krugersdorp Accommodation, Magaliesburg Accommodation and Muldersdrift Accommodation options are varied and a comfortable drive from the heritage site.

Things to Do
The Cradle of Humankind covers an area of over 47,000 hectares of privately owned land in the north-western corner of Gauteng. The Cradle of Humankind is an area filled with family-friendly activities, and perfect for weekend or week-long getaways.

The Magalies Meander and hot-air ballooning are examples of activities you can take part in after enjoying the sights and wonders of the Sterkfontein Caves, and the thrilling journey through the Maropeng Visitor Centre.


Situated within the perimeter of the Rhino and Lion Reserve inside the Cradle of Humankind Heritage area.
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