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Maropeng & Cradle of Mankind

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Who’s your Daddy? This is the catch phrase used by the brand new “State of the Art” Maropeng Museum, a few minutes drive from the world-renowned Sterkfontein caves, northwest of Johannesburg.

Tourists or Local Holiday Makers, School groups, business Breaks on day tours, visits to the museum takes you on an incredible journey back in time, literally millions of years to the birthplace of mankind.

Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind is an easy drive of less than an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years. See the evidence of how we evolved into the people we are today, talk to some of the extinct species of animals that went extinct in the last century and see how humans are busy destroying the earth in real-time.

A visit to Maropeng should be coupled with the Sterkfontein Caves, one of the richest and most productive Palaeo-anthropological sites in the world that forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Amongst the most remarkable findings to have been made by numerous world famous scientists within the Cradle of Humankind is the famous Mrs. Ples, the first complete Australopithecus skull to be discovered and more recently, “Little Foot”, a 4.17 million-year-old almost complete ape-man skeleton was also discovered in the same caves.

  • Maropeng & Cradle of Mankind
  • Maropeng & Cradle of Mankind


  • South Africa
  • Day Tour

Where to eat in and around Maropeng:

Carnivore Restaurant
Country Place
Hedwig's Fine Dining
Heia Safari Ranch
The Thatchery Country Restaurant
Zest Garden Bistro - Muldersdrift
Casalinga Ristorante
The Country Boma

Entrance fees:

Entrance fees for Maropeng is included in tour
Sterkfontein Caves included in tour

Our Tour options to this attraction:

Our Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind Tour can be combined with other tours such as Carnivore Restaurant or Lesedi. We offer daily departures at 09h00 and 13h00.

Please contact one of our consultants should you need more information on our tour program and booking options.

Rates quoted per person

Johannesburg Day Tours

IN ZAR Depart Min 2 Clients
Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind 08h00/13h00 R980 R830

Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind
(incl. Sterkfontein caves)

09h00/13h00 R1,100 R930
Kindly contact us for large group rates
Rates valid until Oct 2016

Prices are from and subject to change due to increases by operator, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.



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