Cradle of Humankind tour Packages
STERKFONTEIN CAVES AND MAROPENG VISITOR CENTRE TOUR (Full day: ± 8 hours)
Hours allocated above include travelling times.
There are 15 major fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind of which the Sterkfontein Caves is the richest. A guided tour of the Caves which descend 60 meters below the ground will leave you with memorable and informative experience.
The tour proceeds to Maropeng Visitor with fossil Exhibits covering an area of 2500m². The exhibition centre is housed in the Tumulus, a unique architectural structure resembling an ancient burial mount.
The underground boat ride is retracing the various stages of the Creation of Earth.
Half day tours to these attractions are available.
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Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of humankind was declared A WORLD HERITAGE SITE by UNESCO in 1999, because of its exceptional contribution, to our understanding of Humankind History, and development over more than 3 million years. It is about 50km north-west of Johannesburg.
About 1000 hominid fossils have been discovered at Sterkfontein Caves. It is one of the richest and most productive Polaeo-anthrological sites in the world. The birth place of Humanity. Ancestors lived here for more than 3 million years ago.
Fossils on display are a testimony to the origins of Humankind. The Ape-man skull discovered by Robert Broom in 1947 is one of the fossils on display. The skull was later named Mrs. Ples; this skull rocketed Sterkfontein Caves into World prominence. The skull is estimated to be more than 2.3 million years old. Professor Ron Clarke discovered the little foot; an almost complete hominid skeleton aged about 3.5 million years old.
A 20 metre tall concrete visitor centre houses the following:
Maropeng Visitor Centre
Maropeng provides visitors with a rare opportunity to view original hominids and dinosaur fossils, as well as ancient artefacts. The interactive displays will leave you feeling exhilarated about the Past, Present and future.
OVERNIGHT STAY AT MAROPENG BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Maropeng Boutique Hotel
Maropeng boutigue hotel is a perfect choice of accommodation, If you prefer accommodation in the country side with beautiful scenery outside the city.
The 4 Star luxury Maropeng Hotel with breath-taking views of the Witwatersrand and Magaliesberg ranges is the epitome of Luxury accommodation in the cradle of humankind.
Our package is inclusive of return transport to your accommodation in Johannesburg or O R Tambo International airport.
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