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Articles: Cradle of Humankind Tours

Discover where it all began with Cradle of Humankind tours

Many significant fossil finds of early humans have led the world to draw the conclusion that this was the birthplace of humankind. A 2.3-million year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples") was discovered in 1947 by Dr Robert Broom and John Robinson in the Sterkfontein Caves. Discover the place where it all started with Cradle of Humankind tours. This area has been declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 because of the area's exceptional contribution to our understanding of humankind's history and development. It is an area filled with family-friendly activities and definitely an experience to remember.

When visiting this site for Cradle of Humankind tours , you are greeted by the Maropeng Visitor Centre, an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Go on a breath-taking underground boat ride that takes you on a 2500m² tour of exhibits. You will have the opportunity to see fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools up to 1-million years old, and much more.

The Cradle of Humankind tours will also take you on a journey through the actual caves and areas where groundbreaking discoveries were made. There are 15 major fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind, of which the Sterkfontein Caves is the most famous. The fossils "Mrs Ples" and "Little Foot" were both discovered here, as well as thousands more fossils of our human ancestors. This is certainly one of the most awesome tours that you will experience in your life.

37 West Adventures is a recognized market leader in sightseeing adventures such as the Cradle of Humankind tours. We invite all travellers, both local and abroad, to share in the majestic allure of Gauteng. We offer travellers the unique opportunity to see Johannesburg and surrounds through our assortment of tour packages, each specifically designed to provide visitors with a lifelong memory of this amazing province. We specialize in day tours, dinner transfers, custom night entertainment transfers, and airport transfers. Click here to join us on this journey of discovery!

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