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The Cradle of Humankind

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Krugersdorp North, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend and I visited the Sterkfontein caves and Maropeng over the past weekend. The caves were a great experience and I would highly recommend it, we had an informative guide and the tour was well run. The caves have introductory displays describing the significance...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been build recently with top quality and a lot of thinking. You will get to see fossils of 1.7M years human bodies. It will cost you around 120Rand per person however u cud club it in with the caves (8KMs away) and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a guided tour of the cave where the most important hominids fossils were found. Than, visit the Maropeng museum and learn all ahout hominids and humankind evolution. Very interesting!

Thank Priscila M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at JNB in the morning and had booked a driver guide for the afternoon to take us into Jo'Burg. This was at the top of our list to see and how awesome! The guide who took us thru the cave was very knowledgeable...More

Thank LeighAnne712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first planned on going to see the Cradle of Humankind, I thought it was one particular museum. I soon learned it is the name of this entire area, the area in Africa when all of us originated thousands of years ago. We do...More

1  Thank Susieqnurse
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have been to Maropeng and the Sterkfontein caves before but because I was taking a small group of visitors, I decided to pre book a guide for Maropeng. Upon arrival Lindiwe was waiting for us. Oh my word, she was absolutely fantastic and probably...More

1  Thank Lutzie
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Any visitor to Gauteng without a visit to the Cradle is an absolutely missed opportunity. It’s a well planned informative afternoon. The museum provides so much useful anthropological information. The pictures speak for themselves. So for the historian, the amateur anthropologist and just everyone looking...More

1  Thank mariontgt
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing place that is unmatched in it's rich history and culture. Loved by both our international and local delegates. Thank you to Shephard, Dudu and Onika for taking care of your delegates. Honoured and privileged to have Prof Lee Berger deliver a lecture on the...More

Thank 683denishar
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I took the Moafrika tour to the place. I was quite happy with their pick up, the driver and other coordination. The guide at the cave Sterkfontein was interesting (though he did make some standard tourist guide jokes). However we were not really allowed to...More

1  Thank ShubhaChacko
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The cradle of Humankind is a 53000 acres of beautiful landscape which has beautiful caves and museum and is world heritage site. Must see for children to learn about stone age and skeletons of humans.

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Response from Sherlock-usa | Reviewed this property |
Two would be good.
6 July 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.