Cradle of Humankind

5 hr

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The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years.

The Sterkfontein Caves – about 50km from Johannesburg – is the site of some of the most important discoveries...
The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years.

The Sterkfontein Caves – about 50km from Johannesburg – is the site of some of the most important discoveries concerning the evolution of man and have been declared a World Heritage Site. If it’s true that Africa is the cradle of all mankind, and most palaeontologists believe this to be so, then Sterkfontein Caves is surely one of the continent’s sacred sites. The Sterkfontein Caves have been described as the ‘anthropological treasure-house of the world’.
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Itinerary Details

After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing before departing to the Cradle of Humankind, you will enjoy a guided tour in the Sterkfontein caves, recently made famous in the discovery of the Homo Neledi Fossils and a number of other significant fossils and artifacts.

After visiting the Sterkfontein caves, your guide will take you on a short drive to the Maropeng Visitors center for a wonderful journey through the development of the human race. Enjoy a relaxing indoor boat ride and experience the interactive museum artifacts and displays.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
  • All activities
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Sandton, or Fourways area hotels and O. R. Tambo International Airport
8:30am to 9:00am: Tambo Airport and hotels 
9:00am to 9:15am: Sandton hotels
9:15am to 9:30am: Fourways hotels
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.