Cradle of Humankind Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

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The "Cradle of Humankind" was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and is located about 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Gauteng province. This site currently occupies 47.000 hectares and contains a complex of limestone caves.

The Sterkfontein Caves contain the discovery of a 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples"), found in 1947 by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson. This important discovery helped to corroborate the 1924...
The "Cradle of Humankind" was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and is located about 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Gauteng province. This site currently occupies 47.000 hectares and contains a complex of limestone caves.

The Sterkfontein Caves contain the discovery of a 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples"), found in 1947 by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson. This important discovery helped to corroborate the 1924 discovery of the juvenile 'Australopithecus africanus' skull, "Taung Child", by Raymond Dart, at Taung in the North West Province of South Africa, where excavations still continue.

Nearby the site, but not in the site, the Rising Star Cave system contains the Dinaledi Chamber ("chamber of stars") in which were discovered fifteen fossil skeletons of extinct species of hominin, provisionally named 'Homo naledi'.

Sterkfontein alone has produced more than a third of early hominid fossils ever found prior to 2010. The Dinaledi Chamber contains over 1500 'H. naledi' fossils, the most extensive discovery of a single hominid species ever found in Africa.
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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One bottle of water per guest
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
  • Driver/guide (FGASA and DEAT registered)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not Included
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Additional drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
Departure Point
O.R Tambo International Airport or your centrally located hotel in Johannesburg
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress according to the weather of the day. Bring a warm jacket, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, proper shoes, camera, and binoculars
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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