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Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg provided by Mount Zion Tours and Travels

Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg

Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Day Tour from Johannesburg
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
7
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    7
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10378P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Use of helmet
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not located into 30km from OR Tambo International Airport or is not mentioned on the list above, kindly contact us before making any booking.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Use of helmet
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not located into 30km from OR Tambo International Airport or is not mentioned on the list above, kindly contact us before making any booking.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sterkfontein Cave
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Cradle of Humankind
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
3 reviews
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Barbara M
Staten Island, NY13 contributions
May 2018
We were a day early in Johannesberg for our Vantage tour -The best of Africa- and the tour director suggested we go there. It was an extra but we are so glad we did! We started at the beginning of the earth as a planet and got a quick history lesson -starting with the big bang. The big draw however is seeing a unique area that had been discovered there- the first ever evidence of a hominid multi- family burial ground in caves that were created 2.3 billion years ago. We had to don orange meta hats and crawl through some of the areas but it was a place like none other we had ever visited, This is the area the human species began! When we reached the cave where the discovery was made we could not believe how present day scientists entered it! . Once the discovery was made they needed to recruit small thin young women who were able to remove the fossils from the site in order to be studied. After the caves, a second museum area added to our knowledge beginning with the first forms of life after the big bang .Looking in on scientists studying these bones and seeing ancient skeletons fully assembled was amazing! Recently we saw a Nova episode on Netflix that showed how the excavation began.
I'd urge anyone who is starting a safari in Johannesberg to go a day ahead and take this tour.It also helps with jet lag to be early. The animals and scenery on Safari are wonderful but this trip brings you back to our beginnings! Thanks again to our Vantage Tour director Keith Martyn for suggesting it and arranging for transportation
Written 6 August 2018
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Dear Barbara, Many thanks for sharing with us your experience through our review platform and hope this email find you well and in good health. Us at Mount Zion Tours and Travels, we truly appreciate for allowing us to be part of your holiday in South Africa and looking forward seeing back again. Regards Willy Kalala
Written 14 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laura A
Half Moon Bay, CA19 contributions
May 2018
By myself for a few days before my sisters' friends joined us, I was a bit nervous about venturing out. All when very smoothly starting with the tour guide meeting me in my hotel lobby. I joined a small group of people in a van, and everyone was friendly. The drive was pleasant, and we got to see parts of Johannesburg and then the countryside. We were well cared for at both the caves and the museum, neither rushed nor having to wait too much. The museum would be great for kids, though it was educational for me as well. The cave tour fascinating, just be ready to crawl at one point.
Written 2 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Themba M
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
Get to learn about the origin of our planet earth. Need to first organize a tour guide since they make the tour to be informative and entertaining. The setting is fit for the purpose of hosting the origins of our ancestors dating back to about two million years ago. While at it don’t forget to take the underground boat ride , which depicts the origin of earth.
Written 23 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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TravelChapters
TravelChapters
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An experience I'll NEVER forget!
Willy has been the most amazing guide for our group. Although we spent a week with Willy, it wasn't enough! The raw
985vickiek
985vickiek
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Sun City Tour
Sun City was beautiful and I am so glad I did the tour. However, the company I used was awful. 1. The departure
Ian E
Ian E
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Informative
I booked through Mount Zion Tours and didn't realize until our professional guide showed up at the house were stayi
JAGAdvice
JAGAdvice
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Awesome tour with Gabriel!
My sister and I did the Pretoria City Day Tour with Mount Zion Tours and Travel. We booked this tour via email. Pre
uzievron
uzievron
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City tour with aparthide emphasis
Gabriel our tour guide was very knowlagible, friendly and accommodating. The tour is extreamly interesting and high
mikebee0
mikebee0
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Why travel hours ??
The Pilanesburg offers everything you will see in the more 'well known' national parks and is only two hours from J
larsr473
larsr473
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Shocking
The Apartheid Museum is very interesting, it shows the dark sides of apartheid in a neutral but still shocking way.
Suzy G
Suzy G
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Soweto
Firstly the guide was an hour late. He had some story about his Google map not working, but at the end of the day w
A-Baytours
A-Baytours
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Great Service
We have been working with your company for over a year now and I haven’t had any issue with you guys, my guest alwa
docsteffen2017
docsteffen2017
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Excellent Visit
Injured, deserted elephants are taken care in an excellent way. You learn a lot about the elephants, even their ana
paulinelinton
paulinelinton
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Relaxing day out
Picked up from hostel and had a commentary driving to sun city guide showed me important areas to visit then I was
Barbara B
Barbara B
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Apartheid Museum Tour
Wished for more info on what and why, and the results. An exhibit of Nelson Mandela’s past and promotion of equalit
darren19732015
darren19732015
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Good to visit but not the best safari
I love animals so anything safari-based is a winner for me. Pilanesberg was part of Project Genesis - all of the an
SAPoppie
SAPoppie
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Mount Zion Tours is outstanding!
I worked with Willy Kalala at Mount Zion Tours to coordinate all the ground transportation for 350 young adults fro
E C
E C
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Very illustrative of the apartheid times. Worth the visit. Inexpensive.
We started our South Africa visit here, resting for a day after the long trip from San Diego, California, we took
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