Cradle of Humankind
Scheduled Tours6 + Passengers: R550 pp
4/5 Passengers: R650 pp
2/3 Passengers: R800 pp
1 Passenger: R1410 pp
Private Tours6 + Passengers: R570 pp
4/5 Passengers: R720 pp
2/3 Passengers: R1010 pp
1 Passenger: R1850 pp
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.
Children under 12: 50% reduction
Includes: Private vehicle with driver-guide + entrance fees
Doesn't include: drinks, food, tipping