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Cradle of Humankind Tour; Johannesburg

Go back in time with this day trip from Johannesburg to the Cradle of Humankind. Explore the Sterkfontein Caves with an undergound tour. Learn about local history at the Maropeng visitor center.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cradle of Humankind Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this half-day tour of the Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg. Explore the highlights of the area, including the Sterkfontein Caves, with your dedicated guide. Round-trip private transportation from your hotel or the airport included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Half Day Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves Tour

Take a trip out of the city and journey back time on this tour into the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Discover the ancient limestone formations of the Sterkfontein Caves where the oldest known human fossil was found, then take in the views on a drive through the Cradle before visiting the Maropeng exhibition center.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Full-Day Best of Cape Town Private Tour-Table Mountain & Constantia Wine Route

See the highlights of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands with the aid of a private guide during this flexible-length excursion. Enjoy a scenic drive through the eye-poppingly beautiful scenery of Cape Town, with Table Mountain in the background. Then continue south towards the Cape of Good Hope, stopping to admire Cape Peninsula highlights like Boulders Beach. Cap it all off with wine tastings and cheese set in the stunning landscape of Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. A ‘Blue Badge’ private guide, private vehicle and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind including Sterkfontein Caves

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle of Humankind is one of the world’s most impressive paleoanthropological sites. On this tour from Johannesburg, take in two of the most popular attractions—the Maropeng Visitor Center and the Sterkfontein Caves. During the visit, see the site where the Homo Neledi Fossils were discovered and explore the Maropeng exhibitions, including a thrilling indoor boat ride.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Cradle of Humankind full day tour from Pretoria and Johannesburg, every SUNDAY

Discover South Africa’s ancient history and incredible wildlife in one day on this tour. Venture underground to explore the Sterkfontein Caves and the Wonder Cave, both part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle of Humankind. On a guided tour, hear how an estimated 40% of the world's known human-ancestor fossils have been found here. After lunch, visit the Rhino and Lion Park, and have chance to spot lions, white rhinos, cape buffalo, wild dogs, tigers, and cheetah.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Robben Island Ticket & Cape Town Essential Museum tour including Zeitz MOCAA

Discover all cape Town Essentials Museums on this 8 Hour Tour including Robben Island Ticket.Discover the Zeitz Museum, African biggest Art contemporary museum and learn the transformation which the building which used to be a grain silo, went through to become a 5 star hotel and home to Zeitz museum. Discover the Cape of Good Hope Castle, a very remarkable and historical building in Cape Town, South Africa. Discover the district six and the forced removal of its people by the apartheid regime in 1965. Take some photos in the colourful houses district of Bo- Kaap
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cullinan Diamond Mine Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria From ZAR 2,750.00

The Cullinan Diamond Mine has produced some of the most sought-after diamonds in the world, including the legendary Cullinan Diamond and rare blue diamonds. This tour is the only one of its kind, offering a behind-the-scenes look at a working diamond mine. Ride the elevator down into the mine shaft to see to the kimberlite rock, engine room, and Big Hole; learn how the diamonds are mined, cut, and transformed into jewelry; then admire the glittering jewels on display in the Cullinan Diamond Shop
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Historical Beginnings of South Africa

Discover how and where the first South Africans lived roughly 160 000 years ago and then learn about the first Europeans settlers that set foot in Mossel Bay. Visit a cave where many years of archaeological studies have unearthed the secrets of its inhabitants. Your qualified guide will be able to shed more light on how these ancient people lived, what their diet consisted of, why they left the cave, and how they relate to us. After a scrumptious seafood lunch at one of Mossel Bay’s premium restaurants, your guide will escort you to the spot where the first Europeans sailors landed in 1488. The Portuguese were the first to set foot on our shores. Your guide will then accompany you to the local museum where a life-sized replica of the Portuguese vessel can be boarded to experience what life and conditions were like for sailors in the late 1400s.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Gold Reef City Theme Park 999

gold Reef City Mine tour, where you can experience what its like to be 75 metres underground.Search for little specs of gold that hold the promise of wealth the way it used to be done. Get access to all the rides in the park. The fastest, biggest, most twisting and turning thrill rides. There is an abundance of adventures to be had at Gold Reef City.Join the youngsters on your choice of more than thirty thrilling rides. Whether you want family friendly, kiddies rides or the biggest adrenalin rush, there is a ride for everyone at Gold Reef City. Rides like Anaconda, Boat Ride, Jozi Express, Golden Loop, Miners Revenge, Raging River Rapids, Ufo and Tower of Terror will keep you entertained.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cradle of Human Kind & Lion Park Tour Full day Tour from Johannesburg R2150,00

Take a deep dive into the history of humankind, then learn about lions' biology and behavior on this multi-stop tour from Johannesburg including the Cradle of Humankind and the Lion Park. Logistically, this multi-stop day tour would be a hassle to arrange on your own, but this organized adventure takes care of all the details in advance. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide on the history of both humans and animals in South Africa as you visit both sites, letting you get the most out of your experience.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Full Day Private Cradle of Humankind & Lesedi Experience

The Cradle of Humankind is home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils making it the richest hominin fossil site in the world. The World Heritage Site offers visitors the opportunity to learn about stones and bones, discover and appreciate a range of wildlife species both living and extinct, experience South African culture, and so much more.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Table Mountain Ticket-Wine-Penguins & Cape of Good Hope Small Group Tour

This is a tour which will allow you to see some of Cape Town's highlights in one day with a highly qualified, registered tour guide who is trilingual (English, French and Portuguese). Skip the line to purchase Table Mountain Tickets as this tour comes with a pre-booked Table Mountain ticket for you. See and discover: Table Mountain; Seal Island; Taste Fine Wine; See Penguins and explore the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. The Best Cape Town Sightseeing Tours in One Day. Small Group, Better Experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Pretoria City and Cullinan Mine Full Day Tour from Johannesburg 8 hours R2, 999

Check two area attractions off your list on a single tour: a comprehensive overview of Pretoria and a visit to Cullinan Gold Mine. Planning this multi-stop tour independently may seem daunting, but with round-trip transportation included it's a breeze. In Pretoria, hit all the highlights: the Kruger Museum, the Union Buildings, and the Voortrekker Monument. Learn about diamond mining and production at the Cullinan Mine for a better understanding of South Africa's economy.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Cradle of Humankind half day tour

Uncover more about the world human ancestry in African land " Cradle of Humankind. This is a world heritage site that provide a better understanding about human evolution.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Full Day Private Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils making it the richest hominin fossil site in the world. The World Heritage Site offers visitors the opportunity to learn about stones and bones, discover and appreciate a range of wildlife species both living and extinct, experience South African culture, and so much more.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Guided Walk at Phillipskop

Experience a guided walk of Phillipskop with an expert on the fynbos that makes this part of the world unique. Chris is a recognised world authority on the Cape flora but his knowledge goes beyond that to cover the birds, animals and geology of the Phillipskop and the Klein River Mountains as well. He is also able to share insight into Phillipskop Cave, a unique heritage site as it is the only recorded location for rock art on the Cape Whale Coast. The walk is manageable for all ages and requires only a standard level of fitness. The length of the walk is 4km, mostly level but with a short uphill stretch at the end to reach the cave (optional). You will see plants only known from the mountains of the south-western Cape, learn about the animals and birds that are protected within the reserve, and understand more about the history of the people who inhabited the Cape before the Europeans arrived.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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The Bothongo WonderCave Experience

Natural Wonder 5 – 10 million years oldCave PearlsFormations up to 15mRim Stone poolStalactites & StalagmitesAbseiling by booking onlyConducted tours every hour on the hourEntry by steep staircase & elevatorNo crawling necessaryPicnic area, KioskRestaurantAblution Facilities
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg R1200,00

Explore the Cradle of Human Kind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this full-day tour from Johannesburg. Learn about where the human race started and see fossils that date back to the beginning of humans' time on earth.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Tours of Lewis and Harris

See the best sites and locations in the outer hebrides with your own local gaelic speaking guide.Experience the peace and quiet, the stunning beauty of the beaches and sea cliffs. Touch the callanish stones, go inside the carloway broch. Many more locations to explore than are listed here.PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

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Half Day Cradle of Humankind, Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng tour

1 hour guided 'boat' tour of the World class Exhibition Centre of Maropeng1 hour guided walking tour into the Sterkfontein Caves, an active archaeological site. Home of the oldest human fossils ever found!!!Free hotel pick upGuided tourOnly an hours drive from Johannesburg
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  • 5 hours
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Explore prehistoric African cave painting on a daytrip from Cape Town

Explore the Cederberg Mountain Conservancy, home to a robust gallery of San rock art, on this day trip from Cape Town. Traveling with a small group of just six people or fewer means you'll get personalized attention from your guide and plenty of chances to ask questions. Take a 3-mile (5-kilometer) walk through the conservancy to see the local flora, fauna, rock paintings, and prehistoric cave shelters.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Chavonnes Battery Museum Guided Tour

Gain a better understanding for Cape Town's history with this guided tour of the Chavonnes Battery Museum. Along with a guide dressed in a 17th-century VOC soldier costume, see the archaeological ruins of a Dutch East India Company fort, as well as exhibits that dive deep into this period of Cape Town's past. Plus, get the chance for a photo op with a working cannon.
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  • 40 minutes
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  • 40 minutes
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