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Top Johannesburg Archaeology Tours


Cradle of Humankind

clock 5 hours
  • A wonderful tour to a world class exhibition center known as Maropeng Visitor Centre.
  • The exhibition center focuses on the development of humans and our ancestors. Read more
  • Travellers can also visit the Sterkfontein Caves which is about 50km from Johannesburg and is the site of some of the most important discoveries concerning the evolution of man and have been declared a World Heritage Site.
  • What You'll Do:

  • The guide will pick you up from your hotel or residence in Johannesburg and will give an overview of the tour.
  • After that the guide will take travellers to the Sterkfontein caves.
  • Once in the cave, visitors can enjoy the Homo Neledi Fossils and a number of other significant fossils and artefacts.
  • The guide will then take you on a short drive to the Maropeng Visitors center where travellers can enjoy a relaxing indoor boat ride and experience the interactive museum artefacts and displays.
  • What It Includes:

  • The total trip is of approx. 5 hours .
  • The tour is led by a professional guide.
  • This tour can have a maximum of 9 tourists.
  • There are various departure times for the trip.
  • This tour includes free onboard WIFI.
  • This tour includes hotel drop and pick up.
  • This tour includes modern AC car.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Very good organisation, helpful guide, beautiful caves and museum, i can recommend it for adults and for families with children too.
  • The cave itself is very interesting and also a world heritage site. I really enjoyed this trip.
  • Is It Right:

  • Only travellers with no heart problems are allowed in this trip.
  • This tour is not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible and no food and drinks are allowed in this trip
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Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg

clock 7 hours
  • Depart from your hotel in Johannesburg to The Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng to discover many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost...Read more

Sterkfontien Caves & Maropeng

clock 8 hours
  • Sterkfontien Caves& Cradle of Humankind Daily Tours- No entry fee. You pay at the gate!
    The discovery of a fossil thats over 2 million years old in the Sterkfontein Caves, nicknamed Mrs Ples, sparked the notion that South Africa is the birthplace of humankind. Explor the caves (dress comfortably) and visit the educational exhibition....Read more

Cullinan Diamond Mine underground Day Tour from Johannesburg

clock 3 hours
  • The Cullinan Diamond Mine has produced some of the most sought-after diamonds in the world, including the legendary Cullinan Diamond and rare blue diamonds. This tour is the only one of its kind, offering a behind-the-scenes look at a working diamond mine. Ride the elevator down into the mine shaft to see to the kimberlite rock, engine room, and...Read more

Private Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg R1200,00

clock 6 hours
  • Explore the Cradle of Human Kind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this full-day tour from Johannesburg. Learn about where the human race started and see fossils that date back to the beginning of humans' time on...Read more

Cradle of Humankind - an engaging day out of the city

clock 5 to 8 hours
  • Where do we come from? Where did it all start? Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more and more fossils are discovered in the Cradle of Humankind every day. An hour outside Joburg, this tour offers a fascinating insight into our history as humankind. In true Eenblond TOURS style, this tour is relaxing, and we always make time for a beer (Soweto...Read more

The Bothongo WonderCave Experience

clock 5 hours
  • Natural Wonder 5 – 10 million years old

    Cave Pearls

    Formations up to 15m

    Rim Stone pool

    Stalactites & Stalagmites

    Abseiling by booking only

    Conducted tours every hour on the hour

    Entry by steep staircase & elevator

    No crawling necessary

    Picnic area,...Read more

Cradle of Humankind - A look back in time

clock 6 hours
  • The Cradle of Humankind is a protected 47 000 hectare Unesco World Heritage site.It is situated in a completely unique geological and ecological region of the planet. This is what was made it both special for the evolution of humankind and also for the preservation of that extraordinarily rich record in its buried fossils. The cave systems are the...Read more

Cradle of Humankind Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

clock 6 hours
  • Get up close to the  "Cradle of Humankind" on a half-day  tour from Johannesburg. This extremely important archeological site currently occupies an area of 47,000 hectares. Its name reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number of and some of the oldest hominin fossils ever found. Know the complex of limestone caves including the...Read more

Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind including Sterkfontein Caves

clock 7 hours
  • The day starts off at the Maropeng visitor centre where can learn about the facts and evolution of the world and humankind in a fun, interactive way. Discover the fossils and learn how Humanity has evolved. Heading from Maropeng, we head to the Sterkfontein Caves where a permanent Hominid exhibition is displayed. Archaeologists and...Read more

Pretoria Tour

clock 4 to 5 hours
  • Spend a full day in “Jacaranda City” (so called because of the many Jacaranda trees which transform the city streets into blankets of magnificent purple every October).

    Serving as the seat of the administrative branch of the South African government, Pretoria is one of the country’s three Capital cities. Founded in 1855, it was named...Read more

Cradle of Humankind - half Day

clock 5 hours
  • At just about an hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Cradle of Humankind is a must-see for all archaeology lovers and anyone curious in the history of mankind. You will get to see the caves that are world-famous for the fossils that were discovered there. A well-informative, amazing discovery and experience not to be...Read more

Cradle of human kind maropeng and sterkfontein Day Tours

clock 7 hours
  • An orginal fossil display and a boat ride on an underground lake through the four life giving elements that combine to form the earth and shape the world as it is known today are offered in maropeng visitors centre .
    The total of over 700 hominid specimens found here has made sterkfontein the world's richest hominid...Read more

Cradle of Humankind Tour

clock 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Would you like to know about the origin of humankind?
    Join us on the Cradle of Humankind tour, known as one of the 8 UNESCO World Heritage site which is an hour drive from Johannesburg.
    We will visit exclusive sites that will give an overview of the origin of human kind in South Africa....Read more

Cradle of Humankind - The Origin of Man

clock 5 hours
  • If your are fascinated about archaeology, if your are fascinated about earliest beings, then this is the place for you. if you want to understand The Origin of Man come to this place.

    In 2008 there was another fascinating find in the form of an entirely new branch of the human family tree. Discovered by professor Lee berger and his then...Read more

Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Guided Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

clock 8 hours
  • To the west of Johannesburg where the Highveld starts its descent to the Bushveld from the gold-bearing ridge of the Witwatersrand lies an area of undulating hills referred to as the Cradle of Humankind. It gains its name from the huge amounts of fossil remains of early man and our more apelike ancestors discovered here in the dolomite caves just...Read more

Private Transfer Cradle of Humankind Tour

clock 5 hours
  • The Sterkfontein Caves, located in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, are described as the “world’s anthropological treasure house” since it has been the site of some of the most significant discoveries about the evolution of man. Scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils here, dating back more than 4-million years,...Read more

Cradle of Humankind, Sterkfontein Caves and Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

clock 5 to 8 hours
  • The tour gives you a very good history and culture experience of the African people in South Africa. Visiting there homesteads and experiencing their dance, music and food is a fantastic adventure.
    We also take you into amazing caves where the history of mankind can be traced back millions of years. The two museums will add historical...Read more

Full-Day Nature Reserve Safari with pickup from Johannesburg

clock 8 hours
  • Get easy access to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve with this full-day tour from Johannesburg. Eliminate the need for a rental car by booking this excursion that whisks you out of downtown and to the city's closest nature reserve for a full-on safari experience.

    A safari and an underground cave all in one day. The Bothogo Rhino and Lion...Read more

Lesedi cultural Village and Cradle of Humankind Tour

clock 5 to 8 hours
  • This tour gives you a warm welcome to South African. Time to go thru the memory lane of rich African culture, hear stories of African Kings , be part of the day to day life in rural village, be part of South...Read more