Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Day Tour

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Quick Info:

Cradle of Humankind is one of the eight World Heritage Sites situated in South Africa. Although Africa has been established as the birthplace of humankind, this is where our original and collective umbilical cord lies and is buried. Sterkfontein Caves is a set of limestone caves of special interest to paleo-anthropologists as well as those interested in the origin of humans. The Sterkfontein Caves is owned by the University of Witswatersrand, whose scientists are responsible for the main excavations that have taken place at the World Heritage Site. They are credited with many of the significant discoveries in the caves such as the famous fossils named Mrs. Du Ples and Little Foot, the latter being an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton dating back more than 3 million years.

Do This Because:

Discover the human fossils of Mrs. Du Ples and little foot dating 3 million years. The site is a renowned World Heritage Site and is owned by the University of Witswatersrand. At Maropeng Visitors Centre a world-class exhibition focusing on the development of humankind and ancestors, discover the formation of the planet and the present world of today. Learn more about how humankind was born and view the stone tool. Enjoy this tour at leisure and explore the center throughout.


  • Sterkfontein Caves guided tour
  • Maropeng guided tour
  • Learn more about the Origin of Humankind
  • Personalized tour with driver-guide in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

Inclusions and Exclusions

What's Included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Entrance to Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Caves

What's Excluded:

  • All meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • All entrance fees to places of interest
  • Items of personal nature 

Additional Info

Know Before You Go:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Infants seats are available - Write in the notes how many seats and age(s) of kids
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible at certain attractions
  • Near public transport
  • Children below 15 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate

What to bring:

  • A jacket or a jersey as the weather can change at any time
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Cash - South African currency (ZAR) and all major credits cards are accepted at places of interests
  • Sunscreen and a hat or a small umbrella
  • Camera or a full charged cellphone to capture memorable moments

Please Note:

We suggest that the guest reserve departure flight accordingly on the last day of the tour not earlier than 19:30 for a domestic flight & 21:00 for an international flight.

Language(s) Spoken
Cut off: 12 hours
Booking in advance
Experience endurance level
4 Hours
Tour Duration
Sightseeing Tour
Tour Type
Minimum Number of passengers is: 2
Know before you go
100% refund when canceling 7 days prior to the tour starting time
Easy Cancellation Policy

1 Reviews


Reviewd - 3 years ago


Hi there? It was a great pleasure to be with you in this tour. With visiting sterkfontein caves and cradle of humankind, I really understand where I came from. I am from Africa, living far from Africa. We enjoyed the experience of our tour guide. Moses is a hyper, professional, ecstatic, prolific and interesting friendly tour guide. Well done guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

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