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Cradle of Humankind - A look back in time
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Cradle of Humankind - A look back in time

By Cashan Africa Tours & Safaris
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The Cradle of Humankind is a protected 47 000 hectare Unesco World Heritage site.It is situated in a completely unique geological and ecological region of the planet. This is what was made it both special for the evolution of humankind and also for the preservation of that extraordinarily rich record in its buried fossils. The cave systems are the major part of its attractions and make valuable contributions to the global research into our shared origins. Both Sterkfontein and the Maropeng sites bring all this to guests in an interesting and understandable fashion. A bonus is the exquisite landscapes of the Cradle. There are nearly 600 cave sites, incredible paleontological discoveries, game reserves and private boutique hotels and conference centres, The Cradle is a popular weekend break away area, testament to its success.
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$122.25
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Ages 6-85
Duration: 6h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • 1 bottle still mineral water per person
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Maropeng Visitor Centre
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Rosebank, 130 Oxford Rd, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa Your guide will meet you holding a Cashan Africa sign at the entrance of the Oxford St entrance of the Rosebank Gautrain train station.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 150702P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Cradle of Humankind - A look back in time?
Cradle of Humankind - A look back in time price starts from $121.21. Discover and book Cradle of Humankind - A look back in time on Tripadvisor
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On average, this experience will take approximately 6h. Discover and book Cradle of Humankind - A look back in time on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 150702P3

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rosebank
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Sterkfontein Cave
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Maropeng Visitor Centre
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rusty Scarborough
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Jul 2023 • Couples
Chris’s knowledge of the geology and paleontology of the site as well as his ecological knowledge was hard to believe someone could know so much in detail!
Awesome day!
Written July 21, 2023
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