Day trip

From Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind Tour

Day trip

From Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind Tour

From US$ 140.23 per person

Spend a day exploring the Cradle of Humankind, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the origins of man.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Discover the origins of humanity at the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa
  • Explore Sterkfontein Exhibition Center and Caves
  • Visit the Maropeng Visitors Center
  • See fossils and view stone tools estimated to be up to 1 million years old
Full description
Discover the birthplace of humanity and see the place where our collective umbilical cord lies buried on a day tour to the Cradle of Humankind. Start your morning with a convenient hotel pickup and head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site located just outside of Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind. Begin your sightseeing adventure with a tour of the Sterkfontein Exhibition Center and Caves. Follow your guide as you explore the exhibition above ground before heading deep into the caves. Learn about the fascinating history behind this archeological site and the discoveries that have been made here, some dating back more than four million years. Next, head to the Maropeng Visitor Center to see the award-winning, world-class exhibition focused on the development of humans and our ancestors. Take a journey through time and learn about the evolutionary processes that worked together to create the world as we know it today.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled Water
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Michael was kind, enthusiastic and helpful. Sterkfontein Caves is worth experiencing, they are still natural. Some of the tunnels I crawled through on all fours! The hard hats were essential. Maropeng is a must visit.

October 3, 2022

Product ID: 403060