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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site provided by Stephenson Adventures

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
We take our COVID-19 compliance seriously. The following measures have been put in place: • Maximum vehicle capacity is 70% • Sanitizer and wipes are provided • Vehicles are sanitized after every trip • Drivers and passengers are required to wear face masks for the duration of every trip
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Updated 08/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Escape the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and Pretoria to explore one of the world’s richest concentration of hominid fossils with a tour of The Cradle of Humankind. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the region of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai, the fossil sites cover an area 53,000 hectares, split across the border of Gauteng and North West provinces. Trapped in a bed of dolomite rock that was deposited 2.5 billion years ago, over 950 hominid fossil specimens have been discovered to date. Rediscover your ancestral roots with Stephenson Adventures on this combination tour of Sterkfontein Caves and award-winning Maropeng.
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    Sterkfontein Cave
    Stop: 4 hours
    The combination of Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng is an ideal tour outside the city if you are keen on learning about the history and origins of humankind from millions of years ago to present. Maropeng is a Setswana word meaning “returning to the place of origin”. It is an archaeological treasure house of Mrs. Ples (the oldest skull in the world aged 2.5million years), Taung Child and “little foot”. Evolution of humankind is shown through fun and interactive displays of scientist discoveries of many hominid and other animal fossils dating back to more than 4 million years ago to the birth of humanity. Visiting this place is like traveling through time to the place of origin and rediscovering your roots.
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Important Information
Duration
4–5 hours
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • * Pickup & Drop offs from any Hotel around Jhb or Pretoria
  • * Escorted with a Qualified Guide throughout the whole trip
Exclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can 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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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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