Exploration of the Cradle of Humankind: Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng

The Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves tour will give you the opportunity to understand our true origin as human beings. They offer a clear explanation about the evolution process with a museum in place. Proceeding to Maropeng Visitors Centre which is 15 km drive from Sterkfontein Caves, there is a very creative way in which the history of humankind is told and an open museum of South African History which was recently created. This experience is indescribable, only to be visited. Welcome and you will not be disappointed. You will only discover yourself!

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
    • Bottled mineral water
    • Entrance fees to places of interest
    • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Maropeng Visitor Centre
    What's excluded :
    • All Meals and Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Items of personal nature
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng

    Upon pick-up from your accommodation in Johannesburg at 09:00am, your private driver-guide will brief you about the Cradle of Humankind. This site is one of the eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa. You will enjoy a tour of the caves - Sterkfontein Caves as they call it and Maropeng Visitors Centre.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sterkfontein Caves, 4 Kromdraai Road, Krugersdorp 1739 South Africa

    You will be doing a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves. Sterkfontein Caves is a set of limestone caves of special interest to paleo-anthropologists as well as those interested in the origin of human. The Sterkfontein Caves is owned by University of Witswatersrand, whose scientists are responsible for the main excavations that have taken place at the World Heritage Site. They are credited with many of the significant discoveries in the caves such as the famous fossils named Mrs Du Ples and Little Foot.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Maropeng Visitor Centre, R400 off R563 Hekpoort Road Sterkfontein, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1911 South Africa

    Enjoy a tour around the exhibition centre and get to see fossils and tools that were used that date back to a million years ago. You will also get to learn about the evolution of humankind based on the information displayed around the centre.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa
    • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria South Africa
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/26/2019 - 11/3/2021
    Monday - Saturday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Canaways Tours & Travel

Activity ID: V-205277P7

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