Cradle of Humankind

About the Cradle of Humankind

Dr. Robert Broom a Scottish South African doctor and paleontologist, along side John Robinson discovered the ‘most complete’ australopithecine skull, which they named Paranthropus Robustus, Nickname (“Mrs. Ples.”). Thus finding that the birth place of man might very well be South Africa.

Visit Maropong Museum and Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, which is one of 8 in the country.It is the worlds richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the worlds human ancestry fossils.

Join us on a 1 Day tour through the Cradle of Humankind.

Enjoy the siting of the Sterkfontein Caves, which will challenge you to crawl through the cave where interesting discoveries were made.

The Cradle of Humankind is approximately 90min drive from Johannesburg, and offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the cave’s formation and skeletons found in it.

The area is also home to a diversity of birds, animals and plants, some of which are rare or endangered.

Included in this tour

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A full time FGASA and DEAT registered and qualified Guide will be with you throughout the tour

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Lunch and a beverage is included

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Entrance fee

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A bottle of water will be provided

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Pickup and drop off, from hotel or O.R. Thambo International Airport

Cradle of Humankind

Price per person – $150.00

Additional Notice: The Cradle of Humankind tour involves some physical exercise. Bending and crawling in some areas of the Sterkfontein Caves will be involved.