Morning 08:00-12:00 Afternoon 13:00-17:00
Meet ‘Mrs Ples’ on a half day tour of the Cradle of Humankind.
Just outside of the fast-paced city of Johannesburg lies one of the most important archaeological sites of human evolution studies, the aptly named Cradle of Humankind. It is one of the eight sites of South Africa’s Heritage and consists of a network of limestone subterranean caves that hold a rich hominid fossil record. The caves, including the Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai, tell the story of what the world was like when our human ancestors were evolving some two to three million years ago, and lend credence to the theory that humans and their ancestors evolved in Africa first. In 1947 one of the first major discoveries was made at the Sterkfontein Caves of a pre-human skull dating back more than 2-million years. The skull was classified as Plesianthropus transvaalensis and hence shorted to ‘Mrs Ples’. Aside from fossil displays the Cradle of Humankind also includes a variety of other activities and facilities.
- Maropeng Visitor Centre
- Sterkfontein Caves
Includes: vehicle with driver-guide + entrance fees
Tour available in French and in English
Doesn't include: drinks, food, tipping
Children under 12: 50% discount
*R… pp: Price per person in Rand, depending on the size of your booked group
Service to be booked minimum 36 hours prior to the day tour
Tariffs are valid from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020
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