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The Cradle of Humankind

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Krugersdorp North, South Africa
+27 11 659 1622
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Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg
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Private Tour: Cradle of Humankind Full-Day Tour
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Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (46 reviews)
“million years” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Krugersdorp North, South Africa
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+27 11 659 1622
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"boat ride"
in 46 reviews
"sterkfontein caves"
in 50 reviews
"million years"
in 8 reviews
"homo naledi"
in 7 reviews
"human kind"
in 12 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 6 reviews
"lots of interactive displays"
in 5 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 4 reviews
"visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"cave tour"
in 7 reviews
"human evolution"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 17 reviews
"interesting place"
in 6 reviews
"underground lake"
in 4 reviews
"fun experience"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"big bang"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Learning about the age, evidence and fossils of humankind was really interesting. The guide was amusing and knowledgable. We also went to a second museum, which had a short boat ride (which was unexpected but a lot of fun) and further interactive information about humankind...More

Thank Dan-camper
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out anthropological and historical experience. It was an awesome experience for our family.

Thank BrianVMoore
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I had high expectations for this world-renowned attraction, only to find it to be quite boring and surprisingly not up-to-date on the latest anthropological findings - maybe because it is now known NOT to be the Cradle of Humankind anymore?!. Lots of walking to learn...More

Thank OddNob
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

After strolling through the first exhibit, we thought that no way you could end up spending more than two hours here. Well, that was before the boat ride. Funny ideas, well made. VERY friendly staff, really amazing.

1  Thank Immerenga
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We were glad to have toured Maropeng, but it was not as informative as Sterkfontein. The information seemed a bit basic after Sterkfontein, yet we were glad that we took the time to visit. It was more physically and academically accessible than Sterkfontein.

Thank cbg52
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Me and my work team had an outing at the cradle of humankind. It's a very good place to learn about some theories of the origin of human kind and some research about the subject. We experienced a going back in time trip through the...More

Thank Tiana A
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

A short drive away from Johannesburg, the Maropeng area is a very special place. The cradle of Humankind is a great museum that is very interactive and a must for anyone who is interested in understanding our evolution and the history of the planet. If...More

Thank bestregards f
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

What an interesting and fun experience! Africa truely is an amazing country and a must for anyone! Kids will love this too and very much cater for the whole family. Highly recommended!!

Thank Rudi456
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful day to spend the day...recommend the restaurant after the tour of the caves...loved the walk

1  Thank Gerald-GTA
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Visited both centres and was impressed. Visitor centre set up more for the younger visitors who were having a whale of a time. Caves are a tough walk and a scramble on occasion. If you are not fit then you will not be allowed to...More

Thank Brian G
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Lauren24
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Derek i | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the earlier answer. Our visit to view the exhibition and the caves took between 3 and 4 hours.
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Stephanie L
April 16, 2016|
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Response from MrMikeAppleValley | Reviewed this property |
If you are not adverse to driving, a rental car is the best option. It will be much cheaper than booking a tour for two and will allow you to visit other sites such as the nearby Sterkfontien Caves on your own schedule... More
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