Cultural Tours: Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Tour
DURATION: 4 – 6 hours
AVAILABILITY: Daily – except on New Year’s Day, Good Friday & Christmas Day.
PICK-UP TIME: 08:00 or 13:00
MEALS: Not included
ENTRANCE FEES: Entrance fees to Sterkfontein Caves & Maropeng included
COST: R1290 per person (minimum 2 people)
TOUR DESCRIPTION: Sterkfontein Caves are located in the Cradle of Humankind, a world heritage site. The dolomitic hills in this area are 2.6bn years old – more than half the age of the Earth itself. There are many fossil-bearing caves in the Cradle of Humankind. The caves at Sterkfontein are the site of the world’s longest-running archaeological excavation, with digging continuous since 1966.
- We join a guided tour into the caves and see where some of these fossils were found.
- There is an excellent little museum on site as well as a gift shop and restaurant.
- A little further west is the Maropeng visitors’ center set in a huge tumulus with magnificent views over the Magaliesberg mountains. There are interactive exhibitions which give fascinating insights into humankind’s ancestors.
After a tour of the interactive displays at the Maropeng visitor’s centre you can enjoy refreshments overlooking the grassland savannah with the Magaliesberg mountain range in the distance