Excursion to the Sterkfontein Prehistoric Caves, the Cradle of Humankind – Private tour

Highlights

  • See the impressive Sterkfontein prehistoric caves, the Cradle of Humankind

  • Science Museum exhibition

  • A private guided tour (in English, French or German)

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 4hrs

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French

Starting time 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover the exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sterkfontein and visit the prehistoric caves!

Leaving from your hotel in Johannesburg, you'll head to the Sterkfontein prehistoric caves (located about an hour's drive away). Your guide will tell you about the history of these caves and the incredible heritage found inside: from 1890 onwards, archaeological digs at the caves uncovered fossils dating back several million years. These discoveries led to Sterkfontein being called the "Cradle of Humankind"!

During your tour, you'll see stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over the centuries and visit the science museum with its collection of prehistoric fossils and skeletons! You can also stop for a break at the restaurant and pick up a few souvenirs from the gift shop.

At the end of this fascinating archaeological excursion, you'll be driven back to your hotel.

Options

When booking, you will be asked to indicate how many guests will be in your group. Because this is a private tour, no outside guests will be allowed to join. Your guide will be able to tell you everything you want to know and answer any questions you may have.

(1) The given price corresponds to the price per person based on a booking for a group of four.

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday to Friday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: 4 hours approx.
  • Departure time: 8:00am or 1:00pm. We recommend you arrive at your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your departure time
  • Departure location: your hotel in Johannesburg
  • Language: tour commentated in English, French or German
  • To take part in this activity simply present your booking voucher to the local tour operator on the day
  • Your tour will take place in an air-conditioned vehicle. Some of the visits will be on foot
  • The tour may be cancelled in the event of adverse weather conditions, in which case you will be offered an alternative date for the tour or a refund
  • Please note: meals are not included in this excursion
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity can be cancelled free of charge until the day before the scheduled date. After this time and in the case of a no-show, you will be charged in full for the activity.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Excursion to the Sterkfontein prehistoric caves (private tour)
  • Admission to the prehistoric caves and the science museum
  • The services of a certified guide (commentary in English, French or German)
  • Round-trip transport from your hotel in Johannesburg

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any other extras

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