Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng

Discount is only for booking 2 or more people.

R1,600.00

Description

The combination of Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng is an ideal tour outside the city if you are keen on learning about the history and origins of humankind from millions of years ago to present.

Maropeng is a Setswana word meaning “returning to the place of origin”. It is an archaeological treasure house of Mrs. Ples (the oldest skull in the world aged 2.5million years), Taung Child and “little foot”.

Evolution of humankind is shown through fun and interactive displays of scientist discoveries of many hominid and other animal fossils dating back to more than 4 million years ago to the birth of humanity. Visiting this place is like traveling through time to the place of origin and rediscovering your roots.

Tour Starts: Morning: 09:00

Duration: 5 to 8 hours

Description

The combination of Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng is an ideal tour outside the city if you are keen on learning about the history and origins of humankind from millions of years ago to present.

Maropeng is a Setswana word meaning “returning to the place of origin”. It is an archaeological treasure house of Mrs. Ples (the oldest skull in the world aged 2.5million years), Taung Child and “little foot”.

Evolution of humankind is shown through fun and interactive displays of scientist discoveries of many hominid and other animal fossils dating back to more than 4 million years ago to the birth of humanity. Visiting this place is like traveling through time to the place of origin and rediscovering your roots.

Underground tour of Sterkfontein Caves.
Maropeng Visiting Center

We can fetch you from your current location and take you back. (Terms and conditions apply)

Within the Sterkfontein caves, scientists discovered many hominid and other animal fossils dating back more than 4 million years, to the birth of humanity. The ones that will sweep you off your feet are the most famous fossils, “Mrs Ples” which is a 2.1million year old Australopithecus skull and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3 million years old.

When you thought you have seen enough then you continue your tour to Maropeng where you will deepen your understanding for human race from the formation of the planet and moving all the way through the evolutionary processes that culminated in the world as we know it today.

IMPORTANT NOTE!

  • It is advisable not to do this tour if you are claustrophobic as there are number of tight spots and pathways to negotiate in the caves.
  • There are a lot of stairs as well so it is not advisable to do this tour if you suffer from acute asthma or chest problems.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing when going to the caves and leave your handbags or other luggage behind.