Cradle of Humankind half day tour

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From $99.64

4 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Johannesburg, Johannesburg

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Cradle of Human is a world Heritage site since from 1999 being honored for proving to the world it is true Africa is a continent to human origin. Through fossils excavated from this area everyone now answered that human ancestors are based in African soil.
The journey of human evolution research takes us back to the years of Charles Darwin famous voyage from 1831 to 1836 which followed by written correspondence with fellow naturalists around the world. Through this he truly predicted Africa to be a place of Human evolution.
The most significant discovery was done by Professor of Anatomy in the University of Witwatersrand in 1924 when he discovered the 'Taung child'. This vindicated Charles Darwin claim although the world rejected Dart's claim.
Finally it was Robert Broom's triumph that brought the world attention. In 1947 he discovered what he described "the most important fossil skull in the world's history". That was the first lady named Mrs. Pless here at the Cradle of Humankind.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Free Wifi connection

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Coffee and/or Tea


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sterkfontein Cave
Visit the caves and learn more about the discovery of world's leading fossils

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Maropeng Visitor Centre
Visit museum

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great half day tour
MSNY92, 03-05-2022
Great tour with Norman, highly recommended when visiting Johannesburg or surrounding areas and don’t have the time to dedicate to a longer tour.
alejandroeW5574CQ, 26-09-2021
All experience is AMAZING. You can discover all human evolution, looking where they live and discovering interesting datas.
Tour in the Cradle of Humankind
Francesco_B, 16-06-2021
The tou has been amazing and perfectly matching the description on the website.
The guide, Norman, has been very kind and professional.
100% recommended
Exelente guia e motorista
carlinhoslobo, 08-12-2019
Norman foi super atencioso e comunicativo. Nos informou sobre todas as curiosidades levantadas durante o tour. Super simpático e prestativo.

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