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STERKFONTEIN CAVES (Cradle of Humankind)

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Stop At: Sterkfontein Caves Rd. Kromdraai Road Off the R563, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site South Africa

Within the Sterkfontein Caves, scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity.

The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old.

These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens. = 1 hr guided underground tour!

The new scientific exhibition centre shows cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, among other topics.

Duration: 4 hours
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from anywhere in the northern suburbs of JHB, from outlying areas by special quotation
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • NB: A very short underground passage has only ca 90 cm (3ft) ceiling height.
  • Take note: There are ca 150 steps up from the lowest point of the caves to the surface.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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