Maropeng, meaning Returning to the place of origin, is situated on a World Heritage site known as The Cradle of Humankind. Think Big Bang Theory, but even better! Head towards the grand Tumulus building that houses the exhibition and transport yourself back in time. Learn how we evolved over millions of years, check out the fossils that have been excavated, watch videos of the times of dinosaurs and hop on an underground boat ride to the creation of the earth. We then head to Sterkfontein Caves.
The caves also form part of the Cradle of Human Kind World Heritage site, named by UNESCO in 1999. Now this is where things get exciting, with an actual cave exploration down below. Here in amongst the large masses of rock lies fossils that date back as far as 4 billion years. The famous Mrs Ples and Little foot are amongst those fossils found that have given scientists a lot of information about how us, Homo Sapiens came to be.Note: This tour can get a bit tricky in places as you will need to squeeze through some tight spots. If you are claustrophobic then you might want to stay above and check out the exhibition.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 5 Hrs
Departure Details :
Centrally located Johannesburg hotels
Cancellation Policy : Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
OverviewSpend the day stepping back in time to the very beginning. Discover the secrets of the first Homo sapiens that walked the planet by visiting Maropeng and Sterkfontein. View very famous stalactites and stalagmites in the caves and enjoy the secrecy that abounds.
Know More about this tour
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately