Sterkfontien Caves and Maropeng Day Tour

Fifty kilometers west of the Johannesburg, among nondescript koppies, scattered shrubs and trees, is a 47 000 hectare valley known as the Cradle of Humankind. Three million years of human activity have taken place in and around these caves, including man’s earliest-known mastery of fire, and forty percent of the entire world’s human ancestor fossils have been found here. You can discover the area yourself, by taking your own custom-made tour of the area. The biggest and best-known of the caves is Sterkfontein, where over 500 hominid fossils and over 9 000 stone tools have been found. It was at Sterkfontein that two major finds were made, that have changed modern paleontology: Mrs. Ples and Little Foot.

Maropeng, which is a Setswana word meaning ‘returning to the place of our origins’, takes visitors on a fun and informative journey of discovery using spectacular methods to tell stories of the evolution of life and the origins of humankind.  It denotes the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as the ancestral home of all, no matter what colour, culture or creed.


Validity: January – December 2017

Availabilty: Daily

Tour 1 Person 2 – 3 people 4 people or more  
Sterkfontien Caves Half Day (08:30 – 13:00) or (13:30 – 16:00) R2650 R1450pp R1050pp Book Now
Sterkfontien caves and Maropeng (09:00 – 17:00) R2900 R1850pp R1250pp Book Now

 NB: Tours from Johannesburg Central and Sandton area have a R380 additional transfer fee for 1-7 passengers and other areas of Johannesburg have R 680 per group. For more than 7 passengers there is no additional transfer fee. Prices quoted in South African Rand (ZAR)