• Location: Sandton, South Africa
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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. Visit the Rhino and Lion Park.


  • Day trip from Johannesburg to the Cradle of Humankind, including Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng
  • Explore the incredible underground network of the Sterkfontein Caves with a guided tour
  • Learn about the evolutionary history of the area at the Maropeng visitor center
  • See South African wildlife at the Rhino and Lion Park

What You Can Expect

Cradle of Humankind Tour from Johannesburg

Lion Cub

Customer Reviews

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

First Class tour Our tour was the one with Lion park. Lion park was fun, but one of the little lion cubs was a bit too playful -watch those claws! Stroking the Chetah was awesome. Very interesting exhibits at the Cradle of Mankind, cave also interesting tho' not the most beautiful. Our tour included a quality lunch in a beautiful setting. A great day out, all in the company of our excellent guide Jason who gave us additional info. and insights into South Africa.

Ingrid G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was a great day and a good overview of the area north of Johannesburg. We loved the baby lions and the cheetah experience! The Sterkfontein cave and the fabulous museum along with a delicious lunch with a view.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was everything we wanted and more. The museums were amazing and well documented, and the wildlife part was exceptional. I never thought I'd pet a cheetah and hear him purr. We bought some things in the gift shop, nice souvenirs of the trip.

James F G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Jason, a guide from Deeprift Ventures ran this tour for me. He was very knowledgeable about South Africa and talked about many interesting facts as we drove to the tour. He also knew the best times to visit each location so the crowds were minimal. On the way we stopped at a lion park where we went into an area with lion cubs and were able to interact directly with them. This was one of the highlights of my trip. Truly amazing animals. We had a full tour of the lions, wild dogs, and other animals at the park. After that we went on to the Cradle of Humankind. Jason provided very interesting information about the area and what it represented. The Cradle of Humankind included a walk through a large cave along with a tour of exscavations currently underway. It was an amazing day. I would highly recommend this tour particularly with Jason.

Pamela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This is a must if in Johannesburg! Fantastic tour. You get to see so much! It is an all day tour and they pack a whole lots of things into that time frame.

Stepan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent, great tour guide

Agnes P. S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our driver/guide, Jason Pollard, was punctual. He is a defensive driver, knowledgeable as to the African history and culture. He assisted us in all the places we've been to. My husband and I were so delighted to see different animals. The cave was amazing, the guide explained every details inside the cave. The museum in the man made mountain was one of a kind. I highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Superb tour guide and amazing experience

April C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour of the Cradle of Humankind was better than we expected. We had a full day of exploring the area including a Lion Park, the Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng. We learned a lot about South Africa, early man and got to take a tour of the caves. Our guide was wonderful and had everything planned out perfectly. We just had to be ready to explore. I would highly recommend this tour.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a very good tour, we included a trip to the lion park with it. Our tour guide Jason was great and was able to answer any questions we had. We were able to travel in comfort and lunch was excellent. The museums were good and the lion park was awesome.

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