Discount for groups of 4 persons or more
Who’s your Daddy? This is the catch phrase used by the brand new “State of the Art” Maropeng Museum, a few minutes drive from the world-renowned Sterkfontein caves, northwest of Johannesburg. A visit to the museum takes you on an incredible journey back in time, literally millions of years to the birthplace of mankind.
Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind is an easy drive of less than an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years. See the evidence of how we evolved into the people we are today, talk to some of the extinct species of animals that went extinct in the last century and see how humans are busy destroying the earth in real-time.
A visit to Maropeng should be coupled with the Sterkfontein Caves, one of the richest and most productive Palaeo-anthropological sites in the world that forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
Amongst the most remarkable findings to have been made by numerous world famous scientists within the Cradle of Humankind is the famous Mrs. Ples, the first complete Australopithecus skull to be discovered and more recently, “Little Foot”, a 4.17 million-year-old almost complete ape-man skeleton was also discovered in the same caves.
Departure: Daily 08H00 & 13H00
Tour Length: 5 hours
Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind Tour (2017-11-01 to 2018-10-31)
Rate per adult: ZAR 1400.00
Rate per child: ZAR 700.00
Rate per single traveller: ZAR 2420.00
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Johannesburg.
- All entrance fees for Attractions and Excursions.
- Professional English Speaking driver/guide.
- Items of a personal nature.
The following cancellation charges will apply:
More than 60 days before departure - 25% of tour price.
Between 31 – 59 days before departure - 50% of tour price.
Less than 30 days before departure - No refund.
Maropeng Cradle of Mankind Day Tour Reviews
Very comprehensive and well organised.
Guide was excellent.