Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Caves Tour 2022
From R1900per person
This tour offers those wanting to experience the birthplace of life, a first-hand experience. The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight world heritage sites in South Africa boasting 13 excavation sites that’s recognised worldwide.
The first Hominid Fossil was discovered in 1924. Visit the Maropeng (meaning “returning to the place of origin”) Museum and witness how we evolved into the people we are today, discover 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.
Our tour continues to 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 that was discovered in the same caves.
DepartureJohannesburg, South Africa
IncludeEntrance into Cradle of Humankind and SterkfonteinReturn transfer from main Sandton / Rosebank HotelsEntry FeesProfessional English-speaking GuideTransportationSightseeing
Not IncludedGuided tours of the Company Gardens and the Arderne Gardens3 x Mittagessen13 x Fruhstuck6 x Fruhstuck5 x Fruhstuck2 x Mittagessen1 x Abendessen4 x Abendessen1 x Mittagessen11 x FruhstuckBesichtigungen laut ReiseplanGepacktragergebuhrenTransportUbernachtung3 x Fruhstuck3 x Abendessen2 x craft beer tastings and brewery tours1 wine tasting at Buitenverwachting Wine EstateKliptown Open Air Museum11 breakfasts1 x cheese & wine pairing1 wine tasting and a BBQ (Braai) lunch)2 x Craft Beer Tastings & a Beach BBQ (Braai) dinnerBoulders Beach1 wine tasting of five wines at Groot Constantia Wine EstateVisit to V&A WaterfrontMuizenberg BeachTable Mountain (excludes the cost of the Cable Way ticket & weather permitting)USB charging ports onboard vehicleWifi onboard vehicle1 wine tasting and a 2 course winelands lunchEntrance to the Franschhoek Motor MuseumSurface Tour at the Cullinan Diamond MineProfessional English Commentary only2nd Wine Tasting (time permitting)Shore-based Whale ExperienceCarlton CentreHector Peterson Memorial site (photo opportunity only)Lilliesleaf FarmEntrance to Sun City ResortClosed vehicle game drive in PIlanesburg Game ReserveVisit to Paul Kruger HouseVisit the Voortrekker MonumentVisit the Apartheid MuseumVisit to Hector Peterson MemorialRegina Mundi ChurchVisit to Constitution HillEntrance fees: God’s Window, Three Rondawels and Bourkes Luck PotholesBottled waterKruger National Park Conservation FeesReturn transfers from central Hazyview HotelsEntrance fee in to Addo Elephant National ParkClosed vehicle game drive in Addo Elephant National ParkElectric mountain bikes, helmets & water bottlesKirstenbosch Botanical Gardens1x wine-tasting at Stellenbosch Wine EstateCape Point Nature Reserve3 x wine tastings and 1 x cellar tourEstate is closed on Sundays, a visit to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony will be included instead.1 x wine-tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Wine EstateWelcome drink on arrivalEnglish-speaking game ranger2 -3 hour open vehicle game driveGuided tours at Zeits MOCCA and the Norval FoundationGuided tours of Company Gardens and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens3 x gin tastings2 hour cruise accompanied by marine biologistsChocolate and wine pairingCloete CellarCape Dutch Manor House at Groot ConstantiaGroot Constantia Wine EstateEntrance fees for guided tour of the Heart Museum2 x wine tastingsPassage on the wine tramEntrance to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market and Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit MillInteractive djembe drumming session and set menu dinnerReturn transfers to / from Cape Town City Center Hotels with English driver onlyHigh tea buffetAn accredited fully licensed guide and use of riding gear1 x craft beer or 1 x wine tastingReturn transfers to / from Cape Town City Centre HotelsNational Park permits2 wine tastingsInteractive Djembe drumming session & set menu dinnerShow, 4-course dinner and a glass of sparkling wineRiding gear1 craft beer tasting or 1 wine tastingKruger National Park Conservation FeesLunchComplimentary collection service from select hotels*Return transfers from Port Elizabeth city centre hotelsFull board at Chobe only4 breakfastsReturn airfare ex Johannesburg14 breakfasts3 lunches13 breakfasts4 dinners10 breakfasts2 dinners2 breakfasts6 breakfasts2 lunches1 dinner1 lunch5 breakfastsAccommodation3 dinners3 breakfastsPorterageAccommodation
2022 Departure Dates
- Departs daily
- Departs 09h00 (Sandton Hotels) & returns 14h00
- Duration: 6 hours
- All departures are in English
- Rates are valid 01/11/2021 - 31/10/2022
- The tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to operate
- Includes return transfers from Sandton hotels, entrance fees to Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves
- Excludes lunch