Discount for groups of 4 persons or more
Join our combination tour taking you back in time to the origins of Mankind to the oldest and most continuous paleaontological dig in the world.
Cradle of Mankind and Maropeng Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind is an easy drive of less than an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years. Visit the Maropeng Museum and witness how we evolved into the people we are today, talk to some of the extinct species of animals that went extinct in the last century and see how humans are busy destroying the earth in real-time.
Sterkfontein A visit to Maropeng should be coupled with the Sterkfontein Caves, one of the richest and most productive Palaeo-anthropological sites in the world that forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
Amongst the most remarkable findings to have been made by numerous world famous scientists within the Cradle of Humankind is the famous Mrs. Ples, the first complete Australopithecus skull to be discovered and more recently, “Little Foot”, a 4.17 million-year-old almost complete ape-man skeleton was also discovered in the same caves.
On this tour guests will be met at the reception of their hotel and we will start the tour.
Departure: Daily 09H00
Tour Length: 5 hours
Entrance Fees Included:
- Maropeng, Cradle of mankind
- Sterkfontein Caves
Maropeng & The Cradle of Humankind (incl. Sterkfontein) (2018-11-01 to 2019-10-31)
Rate per adult: ZAR 1580.00
Rate per child: ZAR 790.00
Rate per single traveller: ZAR 2890.00
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Johannesburg.
- All entrance fees for Attractions and Excursions.
- Professional English Speaking driver/guide.
- Items of a personal nature.
The following cancellation charges will apply:
More than 60 days before departure - 25% of tour price.
Between 31 – 59 days before departure - 50% of tour price.
Less than 30 days before departure - No refund.
Cradle of Mankind incl. Sterkfontein Caves Tour Reviews
If you are intersting in paläontology it is a must to visit the museum (very interesting and modern) and the caves.