Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind Tour

Johannesburg · History and Politics · Art and Culture


A truly remarkable experience, the Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind Tour is a must-do excursion for those visiting Johannesburg. The tour heads just outside of Johannesburg city to the site demarcated as the birthplace of life. Boasting 13 internationally recognized excavation sites, Maropeng, which translates to ‘returning to the place of origin’, is home to the discovery of the first Hominid Fossil, discovered in 1924. Aside from viewing the incredible museum, visit the Sterkfontein Caves, one of the richest and most productive Palaeo-anthropological sites in the world, where scientists made remarkable discoveries including Mrs. Ples, Little Foot and Homo Naledi.

Tour Highlights

  • Cradle of Humankind
  • Sterkfontein Caves

Detailed Itinerary

Cradle of Humankind

After arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the Maropeng Museum to view immaculately documented exhibitions and displays of the discovery and evolution of the human species. Next, enjoy a tour of the Sterkfontein Caves where a number of incredible discoveries have been found.

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