Day Tour to Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves

Group - individual family or friends with maximum 5 passengers.

Health protocols - vehicle to be sanitised before collection, passenger's temperatures & contact details recorded, occupants to wear masks & social distancing to be observed. Guide will carry sanitiser & extra masks.

Price - R 1,980 includes hire of vehicle, services of your Driver / Guide & bottled water. So for a family of 4 the basic price is R 495 per person.

For own cost - entrances ( Maropeng combined with Sterkfontein R 190 per adult, R 65 per pensioner or R125 per child under 12 years ) plus refreshments / lunch of your choice.

Transport - 7 seater aircon microbus.

Guide - Professional guide with several years experience & qualified to conduct cultural tours in Gauteng.

Departure time - recommended by 09.00 from you home or hotel & return late afternoon.

Lunch - choice of upmarket Tumulus Restaurant or a casual coffee shop.


Depart from Johannesburg or Pretoria in an air-conditioned microbus and drive towards the Cradle of Humankind declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Arrive at Maropeng Visitors Centre & step back in time to discover the wonderful world of Palaeoanthropology ( study of mankind ) whilst experiencing world-class interactive exhibits. It is the world's oldest and most continuous paleontological dig, having been worked for more than 60 years & contains one third of the world's hominid fossils.

Following your tour, enjoy lunch either at the Maropeng Tumulus restaurant or at the more casual coffee shop. Travel a short distance to the Sterkfontein Caves which is also an active dig site. Join the underground cave tour with a local site guide which takes about an hour. The cave consists of six inter-connected chambers as well as an underground lake. The cave is in the hands of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Depart from the Cradle & return to your home / hotel by late afternoon.

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