Project Description

Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Full Day Tour

R1550 per person

  • Full day

  • Easy

  • Lunch included

  • Pickup available

Experience the Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves on this fun-filled full day tour. The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1999. The official visitor centre at the Cradle of Humankind is Maropeng, which means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana. A visit to Maropeng takes tourists to South Africa on a trip back some 3-million years to when our ancestors lived in the area. It quite literally is the birthplace of humanity.

What to expect from the Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Full Day Tour

We begin our tour at the Maropeng Visitors Centre, where we learn about the evolution of the world and especially humankind, in an interactive way. See fossils, learn how humankind evolved, view stone tools up to 1-million years old, take a ride through the ‘ice age’ or buy a typical South African souvenir at one of the market stalls or the curio shop. Maropeng is informative and entertaining for young and old alike!

From Maropeng we proceed to the visitors centre at the Sterkfontein Caves, where a permanent hominid exhibition is displayed. Sterkfontein Caves is the home of Mrs Ples and Little Foot – fossils of the earliest human ancestors known to man. In addition, there are thousands of fossils of hominids, plants and animals. More hominid fossils are found in the Cradle of Humankind than anywhere else in the world, and paleontologists and archaeologists consider this to be one of the top archaeological sites in the world. A cave tour is included.

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What’s included

  • Free onboard uncapped WiFi
  • Transfers in an comfortable vehicle
  • Pickup in Johannesburg
  • Entrance to Maropeng
  • Entrance to Sterkfontein Caves
  • Guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves
  • Lunch

What’s excluded

  • Personal purchases
  • Food and drinks other than stated

Cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be withheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 1 day notice: 100% charge
  • 3 days notice: 50% charge
  • 7 days notice: 25% charge