Cradle of Humankind Sterkfontein Caves Tour
CRADLE OF HUMANKIND & STERKFONTEIN CAVES TOUR
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The Cradle of Humankind a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Sterkfontein Caves area is about 50 kilomtres from Johannesburg.
In these limestone caves is where the 2.3 million year old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed 'Mrs Ples') was found in 1947.
The name Cradle of Humankind reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number, as well as some of the oldest, hominin fossils ever found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago. This area alone has produced more than a third of early hominid fossils ever found, depicting the birthplace of humanity.
Our Tour begins at the Maropeng ('returning to the place of origin') Visitors Centre built like a burial mound called a Tumulus. We enjoy interactive displays about the evolution of the world and humankind. We view fossils, learn how humankind evolved, view stone tools up to 1-million years old and take an underground boat ride through the different stages of the Earth's creation.
We then take a tours of the Sterkfontein Caves, where a permanent hominid exhibition is also displayed. Paleontologists and archaeologists consider this to be one of the top archaeological sites in the world.
Discover your roots!
We pick you up at 9h30 from anywhere in Johannesburg or Pretoria and drop you off at 15h30
R850 per person
R1430 (single person)
Please complete the Tour Enquiry/Booking Form.
Bib 083 953 6144
Important: Please wear comfortable shoes when going to the caves and leave your handbags and other luggage behind. There are a number of tight spots and pathways to negotiate in the caves and it is not advisable to do the tour if you are claustrophobic. It is also not advisable for people who suffer from acute asthma or chest problems to do the tour as there are a lot of stairs
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