The single-chamber Wonder Cave, deep under the Witwatersrand, is situated in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, one of the world’s richest hominid fossil sites. It is also the third largest cave chamber in the country. The cave, which has been open to the public since 1991, is home to fossils of rodents and birds among other small animals, and beautiful rock formations.
After an initial 90-step descent with the help of a tour guide, visitors take an elevator down to the chamber of the 60m deep cave. This natural wonder has spectacular cave formations. Features include rimstone pools, cave pearls, and stalactites and stalagmites up to 15m in height, most of which are still growing. The cave also has its own colony of bats.
Wondercave offers a variety of tours and entrance is by guided tour only. With an option of a Day tour, a night tour and an opportunity to experience an 18m abseil, visitors are able to enjoy this experience to its full extent. Facilities at the Wondercave also include a curio shop selling arts and crafts and a limited braai area.
Venue: Kromdraai, West Rand, Gauteng.
Time: Mon – Fri 8am to 5pm | Sat & Sun 8am to 6pm
Cost: R90 | Pensioners R80 | Children U13 R70 | School Tours R30 per person