from/per person Rs 5,940
  • 8 hours
  • Pick-up

Description

The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. It is about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa in the Gauteng province. This site currently occupies 47,000 hectares and it contains a complex of limestone caves.
The Sterkfontein Caves contain the discovery of a 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples"), found in 1947 by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson. The find helped corroborate the 1924 discovery of the juvenile Australopithecus africanus skull, "Taung Child", by Raymond Dart, at Taung in the North West Province of South Africa, where excavations still continue.
Nearby the site, but not in the site, the Rising Star Cave system contains the Dinaledi Chamber (chamber of stars) in which were discovered fifteen fossil skeletons of an extinct species of hominin, provisionally named Homo naledi.
Sterkfontein alone has produced more than a third of early hominid fossils ever found prior to 2010. The Dinaledi Chamber contains over 1500 H. naledi fossils, the most extensive discovery of a single hominid species ever found in Africa.


Inclusions

Collection and drop off at OR Tambo International Airport or any address in Johannesburg, Entrance fees to Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves, Sightseeing as shown in the Additional Info, Exclusive use of the vehicle, Full time FGASA & DEAT registered guide, 1 x Bottle water per guest


Exclusions

Items of a personal nature, Additional drinks, Gratuities, Food and drinks (available for purchase)


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Not wheelchair accessible, Dress according to the weather of the day. Bring a warm jacket, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, proper shoes, camera, and binoculars, This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


Others

Location : Johannesburg, South Africa
City : Johannesburg
Country : South Africa
Departure Time : 9am
Departure Point : OR Tambo International Airport or your centrally located hotel in Johannesburg
Return Details : OR Tambo International Airport or your centrally located hotel in Johannesburg
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 8 hours


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