Cradle of Humankind world heritage site


Discount price is R445 for 2 or more people

Single Price: R1995

Shared Price: R1550


Escape the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and Pretoria to explore one of the world’s richest concentration of hominid fossils with a tour of The Cradle of Humankind.

Declared a UNSECO World Heritage Site in 1999, the region of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai, the fossil sites cover an area 53,000 hectares, split across the border of Gauteng and North West provinces. Trapped in a bed of dolomite rock that was deposited 2.5 billion years ago, over 950 hominid fossil specimens have been discovered to date.

Rediscover your ancestral roots with Stephenson Adventures on this combination tour of Sterkfontein Caves and award-winning Maropeng.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pre-departure tour briefing
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal driver-guide
  • Bottled water
  • All entrance fees
  • Flexible start time and tour duration

Tour Starts: Flexible

Duration: Flexible


Upon collection from your hotel, you will receive a pre-departure briefing from your personal tour guide before departing for the Cradle of Humankind.

Our first stop is the underground cave complex of the Sterkfontein Caves.  You’ll don a hard hat as you descend into the cave system, where the geology and historical significance of the many discoveries made here is explained as you make your way through cavernous halls and narrow passageways.

We then make our way to the Maropeng Visitors Centre. A Tswana word meaning “return to the place of our origins”, Maropeng takes visitors on an interactive journey of discovery from the evolution of life to the origin and development of humankind.

Your guide will return you to your hotel at the end of the tour.

  • Underground tour of Sterkfontein Caves
  • Maropeng Visitors Centre 

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