Daily Sightseeing Tours in Johannesburg

Maropeng & Cradle of Mankind Day Tour

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.


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

Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind Day Tours

IN ZAR Duration Depart Min 2 Persons
Single Person
Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind 5 Hours 08h00/13h00 R1,400 R1,100 R2,420
Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind
(incl. Sterkfontein caves)
6 Hours 08h00/13h00 R1,450 R1,250 R2,650
Kindly contact us for large group rates

Rates valid until Oct 2018
Single Persons
Should a guest wish to join one of our day tours as a single person and we do not have a departure for that day, we will depart with only one person if they pay the single person rate. Should a single person wish to join a confirmed scheduled departure the 2 - 4 person rate would apply for single persons.

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



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