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Cradle of Humankind Half Day

South Africa (0)
from/per person 850.00
  • Tours in Johannesburg


Description

Cradle of Humankind Half Day – South Africa

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At about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Cradle of Humankind is a must-see for all archaeology lovers and anyone curious about the history of Homo Sapiens. Also you will get to see the world-famous caves renowned for the discovery of its ancient fossils An informative, amazing discovery and experience not to be missed!

First of all, The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 because of the area’s exceptional contribution to our understanding of the humanity’ s history, over more than 3-million years. Furthermore, there are 15 major fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind, of which Sterkfontein Caves is the most famous. Also it has produced some of the oldest and largest number of human and animal fossils ever discovered with lots of them dating back to over 3 million years ago.

In conclusion, it is a must see in South Africa. If you love history or if you are just curious, Cradle of Humankind is for you.

What are you going to discover exactly:

Also you have the chance to visit these 3 tours:

  • Mrs. Ples & Little Foot
    First of all, in 1947 A Scientist Found The Almost Complete Skull Of An Adult Female And Initially Named The Skull Plesianthropus Transvaalensis (Near-Man From Transvaal), But It Became Better Known By Its Nickname, Mrs. Ples. In 1997, A Near Complete Skeleton Of A Second Species Of Australopithecus Was Found In The Caves. The Skeleton is called Little Foot, Since The First Parts Found (In 1995, In Storage) Were The Bones Of A Foot.
  • The Caves
    Furthermore you will visit the caves. Sterkfontein (Afrikaans For Strong Spring) Is A Set Of Limestone Caves Of Special Interest To Paleo-Anthropologists Located In Gauteng Province, About 40 Km (23 Miles) Northwest Of Johannesburg. Sterkfontein Is A South African National Heritage Site And is the World Heritage Site In 1999.
  • The New Scientific Exhibition
    Finally the New Scientific Exhibition. The New Scientific Exhibition Showcases A Reconstruction Of A Mined Cave – Formations And Geology, Early Life Forms, Mammals And Hominid Fossils, Among Other Topics. As a result, it Describes In Detail Important Finds, As Well As Providing Information About Fossilisation, Palaeobotany And Landscapes.  
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Daily Departures:

Morning:

Depart: 08:00
Return: 12:00

Afternoon:

Depart: 13:00
Return: 17:00


Schedule

Daily Tours

Morning:

Depart: 08:00
Return: 12:00

Afternoon:

Depart: 13:00
Return: 17:00

Departure from your hotel or guesthouse in the Johannesburg area.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mrs. Ples & Little Foot
    In 1947 A Scientist Found The Almost Complete Skull Of An Adult Female And Initially Named The Skull Plesianthropus Transvaalensis (Near-Man From Transvaal), But It Became Better Known By Its Nickname, Mrs. Ples. In 1997, A Near Complete Skeleton Of A Second Species Of Australopithecus Was Found In The Caves. The Skeleton Was Named Little Foot, Since The First Parts Found (In 1995, In Storage) Were The Bones Of A Foot.
  • The Caves
    Sterkfontein (Afrikaans For Strong Spring) Is A Set Of Limestone Caves Of Special Interest To Paleo-Anthropologists Located In Gauteng Province, About 40 Km (23 Miles) Northwest Of Johannesburg. Sterkfontein Is A South African National Heritage Site And Was Also Declared A World Heritage Site In 1999 And The Area In Which It Is Situated, Was Named The Cradle Of Humankind.
  • The New Scientific Exhibition
    The New Scientific Exhibition Showcases A Reconstruction Of A Mined Cave – Formations And Geology, Early Life Forms, Mammals And Hominid Fossils, Among Other Topics. It Describes In Detail Important Finds, As Well As Providing Information About Fossilisation, Palaeobotany And Landscapes.

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