Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg

Depart from your hotel in Johannesburg to The Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng to discover many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old. These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens. With a Guide, you will be able to go underground tour.

The scientific exhibition centre showcases a reconstruction of a mined cave (versus a pristine cave), cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils. It describes in detail important finds such as “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot”, as well as providing information about fossilization, palaeobotany and landscapes.

Duration 7 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Use of helmet
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sterkfontein Caves Rd. Kromdraai Road Off the R563, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site South Africa

Enjoy your complimentary hotel pick-up from Johannesburg hotel before heading to the The Cradle of Humankind - declared a World Heritage site in 1999 , a 47 000 - hectares area in the western part of Gauteng Province with around 40 different fossil sites where several of the world's most famous and important fossils have been discovered.

With your guide, you will enjoy a drive of 2:30 hour drive, seeing scenery mountains along the road before you arrive at the site. Upon arrival you will be briefed by a site guide and taken underground for a visit

Conclude your tour back in Johannesburg.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Cradle of Humankind, Krugersdorp North, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site South Africa

Enjoy your complimentary hotel pick-up from Johannesburg hotel before heading to the The Cradle of Humankind - declared a World Heritage site in 1999 , a 47 000 - hectares area in the western part of Gauteng Province with around 40 different fossil sites where several of the world's most famous and important fossils have been discovered.

With your guide, you will enjoy a drive of 2:30 hour drive, seeing scenery mountains along the road before you arrive at the site. Upon arrival you will be briefed by a site guide and taken underground for a visit

Conclude your tour back in Johannesburg.

Duration: 3 hours

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not located into 30km from OR Tambo International Airport or is not mentioned on the list above, kindly contact us before making any booking.Airports
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Mount Zion Tours and Travels (PTY) Ltd

Activity ID: V-10378P9

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