STERKFONTEIN CAVES (Cradle of Humankind)

Within the Sterkfontein Caves, scientists have discovered 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 complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old.

These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens. = 1 hr guided underground tour!

The new scientific exhibition centre shows cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, among other topics.

TOUR DURATION

Duration: Half day (4,5 to 5hrs) from hotel departure

Single Person:  R 1450.-

2-5  Person : R 1050.-pp

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