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Archaeological tours

Cradle of Humankind full day tour from Johannesburg

Availability: All year
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Get to know the origin of Humankind
  • Step back in time
  • The history of Mankind awaits you
What to expect

Visit the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg. The Cradle of Humankind is about 47,000 hectares and is located about 50 kilometers from Johannesburg. It is one of the 8 Places in South Africa listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. This tour let you explore exclusive sites that explains the origin of human kind in South Africa.

Maropeng exhibition highlights

  • The Beginning of the world
  • The path to Humanity
  • You depart from your hotel in Johannesburg and will first drive through the suburbs of Johannesburg north on your way to the Cradle of Humankind. Your tour guide will keep you updated on where you are at the particular point thus making the tour even more enjoyable.

    Whilst on this tour, you will visit various places including Sterfontein Caves where the 2.3 million year old fossil Australopithecus africanus was unearthed in 1947.
    The Maropeng Visitor center is a world class exhibition that was opened in 2005 and focuses on the development of hominins. You will also see a massive burial mound called the Tumulus which serves as the gateway to you learning about the origin of Mankind.
    The caves are very interesting with a lot of turning areas and therefore are not suitable for people with back problems.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Lunch
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You will get a pick-up from your hotel. Please provide hotel address information when you make the booking.

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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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