Activities

Day Trips & Excursions

Cradle of Humankind

The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years.The Sterkfontein Caves – about 50km from Johannesburg – is the site of some of the most important discoveries concerning the evolution of man and have been declared a World Heritage Site. If it’s true that Africa is the cradle of all mankind, and most palaeontologists believe this to be so, then Sterkfontein Caves is surely one of the continent’s sacred sites. The Sterkfontein Caves have been described as the ‘anthropological treasure-house of the world’.
$99
5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Johannesburg to Cradle of Humankind Half-Day Private Tour

Get up close to the  "Cradle of Humankind" on a half-day  tour from Johannesburg. This extremely important archeological site currently occupies an area of 47,000 hectares. Its name reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number of and some of the oldest hominin fossils ever found. Know the complex of limestone caves including the Sterkfontein Caves where the 2.3 million-year-old fossil “Mrs. Ples” was found in 1947. Includes roundtrip  transportation from the airport or your hotel.
$93
6 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg

Depart from your hotel in Johannesburg to The Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng to discover many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old. These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens. With a Guide, you will be able to go underground tour.The scientific exhibition centre showcases a reconstruction of a mined cave (versus a pristine cave), cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils. It describes in detail important finds such as “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot”, as well as providing information about fossilization, palaeobotany and landscapes.
$141
7 hours
Outdoor Activities

Maropeng Cradle of humankind & Sterkfontein Cave Experience

The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 because of the area’s exceptional contribution to our understanding of the history of humanity, over more than 3-million years. All together, there are 15 major fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind, of which Sterkfontein Caves is the most famous. The fossils “Mrs Ples” and “Little Foot” were both discovered at the Sterkfontein Caves, as well as thousands more fossils of hominids, which are human ancestors, as well those of plants and animals. More hominid fossils have been found in the Cradle of Humankind than anywhere else on Earth.
$96
6 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Private Transport to Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg Center

Have a smooth and stress-free sightseeing by pre-booking your private transfers to and from the one of the one of the kind places in the World - Cradle of Humankind. Your driver will greet you in the hotel located in Johannesburg city center and drive you directly to the Site, where you will have time to admire the UNESCO listed site on your own. When it’s time to leave, your private vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to your hotel (for departure option). There’s no need to worry about inconvenient public transportation as your private driver will be waiting for you at the chosen time.
$17
1.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind including Sterkfontein Caves

The day starts off at the Maropeng visitor centre where can learn about the facts and evolution of the world and humankind in a fun, interactive way. Discover the fossils and learn how Humanity has evolved. Heading from Maropeng, we head to the Sterkfontein Caves where a permanent Hominid exhibition is displayed. Archaeologists and Palaeontologists consider this to be one of the most important archaeologist sites in the world.
$97
7 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Safari Park Experience

MINI SAFARI TOUR On this thrilling 1.5 hour mini safari drive will see all our predators - lions, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards. Our knowledgeable guides will take you through the lion and wild enclosures, antelope safari area and to the three hyena species.
$111
6 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Cradle of Humankind full day tour from Pretoria and Johannesburg

The Cradle of Humankind – declared a World Heritage site in 1999 - is a 47 000-hectare area in the western part of Gauteng Province with around 40 different fossil sites where several of the world's most famous and important fossils have been discovered.
$114
8 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Rhino and Park Guided Tour from Johannesburg

Situated in a World Heritage Site, The Cradle of Humankind, this 1 200-hectare park is home to over 700 head of game including white rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, hippo and crocodile.
$78
2.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Rhino and Lion Park Guided Tour from Pretoria

Situated in a World Heritage Site, The Cradle of Humankind, this 1 200-hectare park is home to over 700 head of game including white rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, hippo and crocodile.
$64
2.5 hours