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.