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Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Tour

by Deeprift Ventours
per adult Price is £111
Duration: 9h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Full day to explore UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind

  • Chance to enter the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves

  • Insights into the monumental fossils discovered at the site

  • Fascinating exhibits to browse at Maropeng Visitor Centre

  • Up-close encounters with wildlife in the Lion & Safari Park

Highlights

  • Full day to explore UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind

  • Chance to enter the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves

  • Insights into the monumental fossils discovered at the site

  • Fascinating exhibits to browse at Maropeng Visitor Centre

  • Up-close encounters with wildlife in the Lion & Safari Park

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7:30 AM, Cradle of Humankind Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 9h 30m

Live Commentary in English. Drinks include bottled water only.

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Total price is £110.86, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Tour

Activity Location

Cradle of humankind

Sterkfontein Caves Rd

krugersdorp

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Johannesburg

  • Hotel Pickup

    Sandton

  • Hotel Pickup

    Johannesburg 2196

  • Hotel Pickup

    Kempton Park 1627


Description

Venture out of Johannesburg for a day of discovery at Cradle of Humankind, the UNESCO site home to some of the world's oldest hominid fossils. Delve into paleontological mysteries at the world-famous Sterkfontein caves, and then spot wildlife as you cruise around the Lion and Safari Park.

Depart from your hotel and travel out of the city to reach the sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Cradle of Humankind. Once you arrive, hop into an open-air vehicle for an unforgettable ride through the expansive grasslands of the Lion and Safari Park. From the safety of your seat, come face-to-face with South Africa's amazing animals in their natural habitat. Keep your camera handy to snap photos of hyenas, wild dogs, antelopes, and of course, lions.

Next, your guide leads you on an underground tour of the incredible Sterkfontein caves. Explore the limestone caverns in which a variety of Australopithecus africanus fossils have been found, including the complete female skull known as Mrs. Ples, and learn how the excavation of the caves has yielded incredible insights into our prehistoric ancestors. Afterward, spend time browsing the exhibits at the Maropeng Visitor Centre, where you can delve even deeper into the ancient development of humankind before heading back to Johannesburg.


Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of the Cradle of Humankind

  • Admission to Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng Visitors Centre, and the Lion and Safari Park

  • Lunch and bottled water

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Johannesburg city centre hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you have back or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • A portion of your fee goes to local conservation efforts.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Johannesburg hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Tour ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 15 Jul 2019

Excellent experience for someone with limited free time in Johannesburg. Jason is reliable, knowledgeable, flexible and fun to spend time with.

5/5 29 Jun 2019

Jason is an excellent guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The tour itself was very interesting. We started going to Lion Park, where we saw lions, cheetah, African wild dogs and we even had a chance to feed giraffes and play with some lion cubs! Then we went to Maropeng, that's a very informative museum about the history of mankind, interesting both for children and adults. It's actually fun, highly recommended! Finally we went to the Sterkfontein caves, where some major fossil discoveries were made. My overall experience was amazing and would definitely recommend for everyone, from families to solo travelers.

5/5 3 Oct 2018

Our tour guide Jason was prompt, professional and informative. It was an amazing experience - a must when in Joburg!