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From Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind and Lion Safari

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Take a full-day tour to the Cradle of Humankind, situated just outside Johannesburg and Pretoria. Visit the Lion Park, the Sterkfontein Caves, and Maropeng.


  • Visit the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a 1-hour tour of the Sterkfontein Caves
  • Learn the secrets of human ancestry at the Maropeng Visitor Center
  • Embark on an open-vehicle safari through Lion Park


Visit the world-renowned Cradle of Mankind on a popular full-day tour from Johannesburg. Transfers from your accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria are provided. The Cradle of Humankind is about 47,000 hectares in size and is located just 50 kilometers from Johannesburg. It is one of 8 places in South Africa listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1999. You’ll find a complex of limestone caves, including the Sterkfontein Caves, where the 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus was unearthed in 1947. In fact, more than a third of all hominid fossils ever found have come from this area. At the Sterkfontein Caves, head off on a 1-hour guided tour through the caves. At the Maropeng Visitor Center, check out the world-class exhibition opened in 2005 that focuses on the development of humans and hominins over the last few million years. Marvel at a massive burial mound called the Tumulus, which is also your gateway to learning the secrets of human ancestry. Then, buckle up for an open-vehicle safari through the lion enclosures at the Lion Park, a prime example of the grassland biome typical of the highveld.


Pickup from your hotel or guesthouse in Johannesburg, Sandton, or Pretoria Driver/guide 1-hour open safari 1-hour underground cave tour Visit to Maropeng Exhibition Center Drinks in the vehicle Lunch

Important Information

  • You should wear closed shoes for walking in the cave. The tour into the cave is not suitable for people with back problems, but they can walk through the museum.

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