Travelers are voting Cradle of Humankind, Sterkfontein Caves and Kromdraai as the best of 7 caves near Johannesburg. There are 1 cave near Pretoria a city just 34 km from Johannesburg and 1 cave near Polokwane which is 181 km distant. The most popular of these are Gondolin Cave near Pretoria and Makapansgat in Polokwane. You can find 10 caves in Gauteng and 22 caves in the country of South Africa. Our members favorite in Gauteng is Sterkfontein Caves and Cradle of Humankind is the top pick in South Africa. Want more? Check out our map of caves near Johannesburg.