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Cradle of Humankind Full Day Tour from Pretoria and Johannesburg

The Cradle of Humankind – declared a World Heritage site in 1999 - is a 47 000-hectare area in the western part of Gauteng Province with around 40 different fossil sites where several of the world's most famous and important fossils have been discovered. It is the world’s richest early hominin site, and is home to around 40% of the world’s known human ancestor fossils.

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Wonder Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, 520 Kromdraai Road, Krugersdorp 1739 South Africa

      Situated in a World Heritage Site, The Cradle of Humankind, this 1 200-hectare park is home to over 700 head of game including white rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, hippo and crocodile. Their newly built breeding centre houses, amongst others, Bengal and Syberian tigers, jaguars and white lions. If your holiday is nearing its end, but you still need to get those photos to impress your friends - this is it! We conduct a driving tour in our closed air-conditioned Ulysses vehicle through the Park and predator camps and the tour is concluded with a walk through their breeding centre and crèche area.

      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Wonder Caves, 520 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai, 1739, South Africa

      The Wonder Caves are one of the most beautiful naturally decorated caves in South Africa. Since its discovery only 100 years ago, few people have entered the Caves and it is thus relatively well preserved and virtually untouched. The enormous cave chamber with a volume of 46 000 cubic metres is believed to be 2.2 million year old. Hourly tours are conducted on well-lit pathways where no crawling is necessary. Access to the underground cavern is by means of about 90 steps and then a lift. No crawling is necessary

      What You Can Expect
      • Natural Wonder 5 – 10 million years old
      • Cave Pearls
      • Formations up to 15m
      • Rim Stone pool
      • Stalactites & Stalagmites

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Sterkfontein Caves Rd. Kromdraai Road Off the R563, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site South Africa

      In 1947 a well-preserved skull of a species of early man known as Plesianthropus transvaalensis was discovered. The skull became known as Mrs. Ples, dating back 2.5 million years. The total of over 700 hominid specimens found here has made Sterkfontein the world’s richest hominid site. A section of the caves is visited on an hour long guided tour and the excavation site can be viewed. A visit to the newly built Sterkfontein Orientation Centre is also included, displaying information about significant findings, as well as general information on human and cultural evolution.

      Duration: 2 hours

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Child rate applies when sharing with 1 paying adult
      • Service animals allowed
      • Infant seats available
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Ulysses Tours & Safaris cc

    Activity ID: V-20111P10

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