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Pictures: Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng

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  1. Halfway through the walk, the cave opens up into a magificant cavernous cathedral of stalactites (hangs from above and downward like an icicle) and stalagmites (below and sticks up). Pictures: Marchelle Abrahams
  2. The caves stay a constant 18 deg C
  3. Our guide Maropeng explains how the caves were discovered.
  4. The vast underground lake
  5. File photo: Sterkfontein Caves Proff Phillip Tobias takes Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka on a tour of the newly opened Huminoid exhibition in the new ficility named in his honour. Picture: Steve Lawrence
  6. Tourists enter the Sterkfontein Caves. The caves are the best-known of a dozen sites in the area where a wealth of important fossils and stone tools have been found.
  7. The caves are the best-known of a dozen sites in the area where a wealth of important fossils and stone tools have been found.
 

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