Discount for groups of 4 persons or more
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.
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 & 13H00
Tour Length: 5 hours
Entrance Fees Included:
- Maropeng, Cradle of mankind
This tour can be combined with the following at an additional cost:
- Cradle of Mankind incl. Sterkfontein Caves Tour
Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind Tour (2018-11-01 to 2019-10-31)
Rate per adult: ZAR 1526.00
Rate per child: ZAR 763.00
Rate per single traveller: ZAR 2640.00
- 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.
Maropeng Cradle of Mankind Tour Reviews
Very comprehensive and well organised.
Guide was excellent.