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Cradle of Humankind - Sterkfontein (HDTM10)

After being declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999 Sterkfontein become one of the largest tourist attractions in South Africa. The Sterkfontein Caves are one of the richest and most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. Three million years of human activity have taken place in and around these caves, including human’s earliest-known use of fire; 40% of all the world's human ancestor fossils have been found here. Within the caves, scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples the first complete Australopithecus skull to be discovered and more recently, “Little Foot”, a 4.17 million-year-old almost complete ape-man skeleton was also discovered in the same caves. Arriving at Sterkfontein cave we will join a guided walk into the caves which last more or less an hour.

Half day
From R630

Highlights

Anthropological site
Limestone caves

Included

Sterkfontein Cave entrance and guided tour

Excluded

Gratuities
Entrances not indicated on itinerary

Morning Pick-up: 8h30
Morning Drop-off: 12h30

Afternoon Pick-up: 12h30
Afternoon Drop-off: 16h30