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Cradle of Humankind

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    What to Expect
    After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg, your guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing before departing to the Cradle of Humankind, you will enjoy a guided tour in the Sterkfontein caves, recently made famous in the discovery of the Homo Neledi Fossils and a number of other significant fossils and artifacts.

    After visiting the Sterkfontein caves, your guide will take you on a short drive to the Maropeng Visitors center for a wonderful journey through the development of the human race. Enjoy a relaxing indoor boat ride and experience the interactive museum artifacts and displays.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sandton, or Fourways area hotels and O. R. Tambo International Airport
    Departure Time
    8:30am to 9:00am: Tambo Airport and hotels 
    9:00am to 9:15am: Sandton hotels
    9:15am to 9:30am: Fourways hotels
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Free Onboard Uncapped WiFi
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    It was great to get out of Johburg and visit this site - there's two main attractions, the Maropeng visitor centre and the Sterkfontein Caves. Personally I found the visitor centre a bit of a let down (the water ride was, how should we say it, kitsch - and the centre is really
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    Response from MichelleAnnMiller, Public Relations Manager at Cradle of Humankind
    Responded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Cradle Of Humankind Tour to your liking. The experience inside the centre is supposed to be educational, and the attraction likes to keep it "touristy". We are however glad that this did not affect your overall experience with us. We look forward to having you on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle.
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    During our short stay in Johannesburg we booked a tour with Mo Africa to the Cradle of Humankind. Sugar, our tour guide came right on time to our hotel and picked us up. Sugar knows well what he is talking about and probably is the most funniest and reliable guide ever. We had a
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Cradle of Humankind
    Responded Jul 29, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Sugar at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear you that you found your tour to your liking and that you enjoyed having Sugar as your guide. We hope that you'll be on tour with us again soon. Best regards, Michelle
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    I went with Mo Afrika tours to the Cradle of Humankind on a half day tour. The bus picked me up on time and first we went to the Sterkfontein caves. At the end of the cave visit we had to go looking for the driver who was sleeping in the minibus. He had a late night before
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    Interesting findings, intriguing caves, spectacular sites - this is what one can find at the Cradle of Humankind. Definitely recommended!
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    Great driver and guide, went above and beyond in helping me get to my hotel. Good information and the museum was very well done. The cave is fun and interesting, would be good to warn of the temperature. Luckily I had a jacket so I was okay.
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    Response from moafrikatours2015, Guest Relations Manager at Cradle of Humankind
    Responded Jan 16, 2019
    Thank you for posting your positive review. Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that we made a good impression on you. It can get quite cold underground in the caves, as the sun does not reach those areas. Thank you for the feedback and we will be warning people in future to bring jackets along. We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
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    Key Details
    • MoAfrika Tours
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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