This site is situated in Johannesburg, South Africa in the Gauteng territory.
It was announced as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, the site at present possesses 47,000 hectares and it contains a complex of limestone caverns.
The enrolled name of the site in the rundown of World Heritage Sites is Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa.
The Sterkfontein Caves were the site of the disclosure of a 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus, found in 1947 by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson.
The find validated the 1924 revelation of the adolescent Australopithecus africanus skull known as the "Taung Child", by Raymond Dart, at Taung in the North West Province of South Africa, where unearthings still proceed.