Cradle Of Humankind Tour Combined With A Lion Safari From Johannesburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels and accommodation. We pick up anywhere from your hotel or guest house in Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Please specify your hotel address. Also .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit the world-renowned Cradle of Humankind. You will experience the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng exhibition centre on this 8-hour adventure. Spend an hour on a guided tour in the underground Sterkfontein caves. This is the site where Mrs Ples a 2.3 Million year old hominid was discovered. Also the site for Little Foot! Learn about local history as you discover why the UNESCO-listed Maropeng is called the Cradle of Humankind. On this tour you also get to experience a Lion Safari and local wildlife from the back of an open truck. Lunch included. Our 24 hour cancellation policy means a no-stress booking, hassle-free holiday for you and your family.


All entrance fees included

Free drinks included

Lunch included

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Stop At: Sterkfontein Cave, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng

Experience a one hour underground cave tour with highly knowledgeable and qualified guides

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Maropeng Visitor Centre, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng

Visit the Maropeng exhibition centre. This centre will showcase the four elements necessary to sustain life: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water. View original fossils on display!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


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Transport from your location

Entrance fees


Entry/Admission - Lion and Safari Park

Entry/Admission - Maropeng Visitor Centre

Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind

Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Other souvenirs (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with back problems or people who suffer from claustrophobia.

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Vehicles and equipment decontaminated and cleaned with alcohol cleaner and high efficient ozone generator after each trip. We are also compliant with COVID-19 industry protocols. This is a private tour. Only your group in the vehicle. You will however share the attractions with others at the venues.

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  • 20-Nov-2022

    Jason from Deeprift Ventours was great. A courteous host, safe driver, and got us in and out of each site with ease. He knew all the staff and seemed to get us preferred status.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    Jason was an excellent guide for our day trip to the lion park and caves! He was so kind and answered all of our questions along the way. We had a great time at the park and caves!

  • 14-Sep-2022

    Excellent and informative tours with Jason. He has a great, comfortable and spacious vehicle. He added greatly to the experience throughout the journey with interesting insights about the area and the venues. We left luggage and valuables in the car under Jason's care, and he looked after our belongings with the utmost care.

  • 08-Sep-2022

    Fun to see the lions! Not really a safari, but still fun to see them close up. Cradle of humankind is a very unique and interesting experience. Jason was our driver. He was great!

  • 31-Aug-2022

    We had an extra day and wanted to explore outside of Jo'Berg. This was a fantastic option. Our tour guide was on time, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. This trip did not allow us to do a real safari so we thought a morning with the lions along with several other predators would be the best second choice. It was! We took the jeep tour through the preserve with an entertaining driver who was an expert on each animal we saw. The combination of the animals and her expertise made for a perfect visit. Our second location gave us an opportunity to see more of the countryside outside of Jo'Berg, allowed us to do some "cave" hiking and learn how that part of the world is part of all of our collective origin stories.

  • 29-Jul-2022

    Jason gave us a great Cradle of Humankind / Lion Safari tour. The tour schedule brought us to the Safari as it opened, when the animals were most active. One young female walked to the steel cage enclosed jeep, reared up on her hind legs and looked me straight in the eyes. Amazing. The CoH was even more interesting, showing the timeline of Earth creation through to modern homo sapien(s). Multiple skeletons found in this area document homo's evolution from 4.2 million years ago to today.

  • 16-Jul-2022

    Our driver, Jason, was excellent. He was very informative and knowledgeable. And of course friendly. The lion park was the highlight of our tour, getting up close to many lions (In the safety of a caged vehicle). The cradle of civilization was also very interesting with its underground caves from which many fossils have been discovered.

  • 13-Jun-2022

    I think we did the right choice when we booked this tour. Jason was the perfect guide, no matter how many questions I had, he answered all of them. He was right on time in the morning, he arranged everything, so we could enjoy the whole day. He took us to the Lion park in the morning to avoid the crowd, he even bought coffee for us, then he spent the rest of the day with us. Of course the tour was also perfect, Sterkfontein and the Cradle of Humankind was very interesting and informative. So we highly recommend this tour. Thank you, Jason! It was a pleasure to meet you.

  • 21-Apr-2022

    A truly amazing experience. Getting to experience the kind was fantastic. The Cradle of Humankind was awesome, going back to where it all began.

  • 20-Apr-2022

    This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide Jason was punctual, knowledgeable, and left us feeling at ease. I recommend him if you are looking for a tour guide. Going back to how it all began was a great history lesson.

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