From Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind Private Half-Day Tour

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Join a guided half-day tour from Johannesburg and discover the location of the largest collection of human ancestral remains anywhere in the world, the Cradle of Humankind.


  • Travel back in time to unveil the secrets of human evolution in Africa
  • Visit an archaeological treasure trove located just outside of Johannesburg
  • Discover interactive exhibitions that shed light on our ancestral heritage
  • Explore a network of limestone caves that have preserved ancient fossils
  • Enjoy some free time to grab a bite to eat or take part in optional activities


Begin your private tour with a convenient pickup from your accommodation and set out to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site located near Johannesburg. Stop at the Maropeng Visitor Centre to discover a world-class exhibition showcasing the evolution of humankind over millions of years. See fossils, learn about the birth of humanity, view ancient stone tools, and more. Next, make your way to the Sterkfontein Caves, a series of limestone caves known to have produced many of the most famous hominid fossils in the world, including 'Mrs. Ples' and 'Little Foot.' Spend some time exploring the Cradle of Humankind Origin Farm and take part in some of the experiences offered here as you learn more about the history of humankind. Your tour comes to an end with a comfortable return transfer to your accommodation, leaving you time to reflect on your newfound knowledge and giving you a deeper appreciation of our place in the story of life on Earth. NB:The Wonder Caves are closed on Mondays.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle Driver Guide Maropeng Visitor Centre entry ticket Sterkfontein Caves entry ticket Cradle of Humankind farm entry ticket

Important Information

  • The Sterkfontein caves are temporarily closed. Customers can choose to visit the Bothongo Wondercave as an alternative for an additional fee The Bothongo Wondercave is 5-10 million years old and is the third-largest cave chamber in South Africa Alternatively, customers can opt to visit the Johannesburg area or Soweto to round out the tour

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