Water activity

Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves Half-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

From R 1,695 per person

The Maropeng Visitor Center is an exciting, worldclass exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and their ancestors over the past few million years. The Sterkfontein Caves have some of the most important discoveries concerning evolution.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Have a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves
  • Discover the Maropeng visitors center
  • Benefit from collection and drop off from any address in Johannesburg or Pretoria in an air-conditioned vehicle
Full description
After collecting you from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg or Pretoria, your local guide will give you a quick pre-departure tour briefing before departing to the Cradle of Humankind. You will enjoy a guided tour in the Sterkfontein caves, recently made famous in the discovery of the Homo Neledi Fossils and a number of other significant fossils and artifacts. After visiting the Sterkfontein caves, your guide will take you on a short drive to the Maropeng Visitors center for a wonderful journey through the development of the human race. Enjoy a relaxing indoor boat ride and experience the interactive museum artifacts and displays.
  • Return transfers
  • Cradle of mankind entrance
  • Sterkfontein caves entrance
  • Free onboard uncapped WiFi
  • Lunch not included
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Hotel pick-up is between 8:30 and 9:30 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Exploring the cave and the museum was well worth the 2 hour trip from Johannesburg. I take pictures of the signs and read the information later. Sometimes it was on glass, which did did not photograph well, although it looked cool. The cave openings at the end required that I duck and waddle through, so it’s good to be flexible. The water ride was fun!

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October 4, 2022

Very convenient pickup from our airport hotel. Tour was only the two of us and our guide Tcholo was most attentive and gracious to our needs for the entire half-day tour. He provided useful and interesting information about our tour and about South Africa in general, getting us back to our hotel in plenty of time to prepare for our evening flight home from OR Tambo airport. A great way to spend our last day in beautiful South Africa.

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September 29, 2022

An advise: the MoAfrkaTours that operates this tour arrived 35 minutes later and the guide made us run too much in the Cradle of Humankind (1 hour is not enough for this tour...) and didn't explain, even get us there , about the collection of magnificent statues of African personalities in the story...and in the road...what a race...

October 17, 2019

Product ID: 182612