Sterkfontien Caves& Cradle of Humankind

Cultural & Theme Tours in Pretoria

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Sterkfontien Caves& Cradle of Humankind Daily Tours- Depart 08:00 Return 17:00 Price R1900pp   Highlights  The discovery of a fossil thats over 2 million years old in the Sterkfontein Caves, nicknamed Mrs Ples, sparked the notion that South Africa is the birthplace of humankind. Explor the caves (dress comfortably) and visit the educational exhibition.  
Sit­u­at­ed an hour’s dri­ve from Johan­nes­burg and Pre­to­ria, the Sterk­fontein Caves are world-famous for their fos­sil finds and are a pop­u­lar vis­i­tor destination. After an exten­sive facelift in 2005, the Sterk­fontein Caves site is now home to a top restau­rant and con­fer­enc­ing facil­i­ties, offer­ing easy access to the caves with mod­ern walk­ways and a board­walk past the exca­va­tion site where glob­al­ly acclaimed fos­sils have been discovered.The Sterk­fontein Caves are owned by the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Wit­wa­ter­srand, whose sci­en­tists have been respon­si­ble for the main exca­va­tions at this World Her­itage Site. They are cred­it­ed with many of the most notable dis­cov­er­ies in the caves, includ­ing the world-famous fos­sils of Mrs Ples and Lit­tle Foot, the lat­ter being an almost com­plete Aus­tralo­p­ithe­cus skele­ton dat­ing back more than three mil­lion years.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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