Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves Tour

Take a journey back time with this incredible tour into the heart of the World Heritage site known as the Cradle of Humankind. Only a 1 hour drive from Johannesburg. We discover the ancient limestone formations in a 1 hour underground tour of the Sterkfontein Caves where the oldest known human fossil was found a few years back.The cave is still an active archaeological site and does not involve hectic crawling-in fact it is regarded as a very easy walk. The tour then includes a drive through the Cradle where you will get to see the unique landscape, the rolling hills of the Magaliesberg mountains and the pristine natural environment. The tour concludes with a 2 hour tour of the Maropeng exhibition center where you will taken back into time as we take you on a fascinating tour of how humans developed, learnt to make stone weapons, hunted for food and ultimately how we survived as the earth evolved. If history and culture are your thing then this tour is the ultimate choice.

Duration 7 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 1 hour drive through the Cradle of Humankind
  • 1 hour underground guided tour of the caves
  • 1 hour guided tour of the Maropeng exhibition centre
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Maropeng Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
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

Embark on a 1 hour guided walk inside the Sterkfontein Caves. The formations are incredible. The cave is still an archaeological site and the oldest known human fossil was found here. You will also get to spend some time in the exhibition centre where you will see all the excavated fossils.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Take a 1 hour tour of the maropeng centre. The exhibition illustrates human history as well as how the world was formed.

Duration: 1 hour

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

We take a 1 hour drive through the cradle of humankind, a world heritage site. You will get to see a typical landscape of South Africa. Beautiful hills and meadows

Duration: 1 hour

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travelers from any location within the Johannesburg area including Airbnb’s, airports and guest houses Airports
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa
  • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria South Africa
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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 time of the experience.


English - Guide

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Fitness Req.


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Organised by DJM Adventures T/A South Africa Adventures

Activity ID: V-68301P9

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