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Maropeng Cradle of humankind & Sterkfontein Cave Experience provided by Phillipians 4 Four

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Maropeng Cradle of humankind & Sterkfontein Cave Experience

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The limestone caverns that thread the Cradle of Humankind were once home to some of our earliest ancestors: Hominid fossils found here date back over three million years. Experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site direct from your door with a guide, in a group capped at just 14 travelers. Enjoy interactive exhibits, including a boat ride, at Maropeng Visitor Centre museum, then explore the mysterious Sterkfontein Caves.
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    Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
    Stop: 3 hours -
    You will never forget your visit to the Cradle of Humankind and its two visitor centres – the main one packed with exciting, interactive exhibits at Maropeng, and a smaller one which is the gateway to the fascinating Sterkfontein Caves and their secrets about our past. The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. On arrival, you will see a massive burial mound called the Tumulus, which is your entrance to learning the secrets of our ancestry. Adventure: Tour 2500m² of exhibits with an underground boat ride. Award winning: Winner of the 2008 Tourist Attraction category at the South African Tourism Welcome Awards and many others The pick-up time for the tour will be 9:30am from the tourist hotel, with a distance 2hrs drive.
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  • Discover our African origins at the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind
  • Travel back in time on an underground boat ride at Maropeng Visitor Centre
  • Follow in the footsteps of our earliest ancestors in Sterkfontein Caves
  • No car hire costs: Tour includes 2-way transfers direct from your hotel
Important Information
5–6 hours
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • A bottle of water
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • casual dress code
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michelle G wrote a review Jan 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
The caves and Maropeng museum were very fun and informative! Our guide, Clement, who drove us from Johannesburg, was energetic and knowledgeable. We loved the experience!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Matthew Adams wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois10 contributions
The Cradle was very interactive/informative and the caves were a BLAST! A great tour for adults and kids.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Silvia C wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
I met my (ancestral) family in the Maropeng visitors' centre, which was so fascinating that I could have spent the whole day just there. Luckily, Solly was very accommodating when we overstayed our one-hour time limit (although there were only 2 of us... I would not recommend
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Date of experience: December 2019
Abdulmajeed wrote a review Nov 2019
Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia3 contributions
Our driver is highly knowledgable and share with us interesting information about Souh Africa economy, culture and tourism. First we got to the cave, the trip needs a lot of improvements in terms of safety. They did not provide us flashlights and we had to use our phones. The
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Martin M wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Solly gave a nice history and tour on the drive. The Caves and Museum were fun and had a few surprises. It was a fun day and good for kids (ages 6 & 8).
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Had a 8 hr layover in Johannesburg . Solly arranged a tour to fill the. time the driver was great , we felt in goo
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Best Tour of My Life!
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Well led comprehensive tour
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Great guide very interesting tour
All day trip around Johannesburg, took in Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum, Soweto and Nelson Mandela House
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The enter process from start to finish was top notch! Solly is the ultimate professional. Very knowledgeable, pat
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Very informative trip on the real South Africa and its history
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Ideal for people with limited time
I was in Johannesburg for a quick business trip and wanted to get the highlights of the city... this tour turned ou
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The best way to see Jo'Burg!
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Good tour...
... to see all the places in Johannesburg and Soweto but do not expect to get a feeling for the city and the histor
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Excellent tours and Skilled guides.
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Do it! Good way to spend a day!
One of the best day tours we’ve been on. Solly was our guide. Picked us up at our airport hotel and the. Others thr
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  • Duration: 5–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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