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Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour
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Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour

By Africa Moja Tours and Transfers
About
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind occupies a treasured place in human history. Discover the ancient origins we all share at one of Earth’s most important fossil sites. Delve deep into African prehistory at the Maropeng Visitor Centre, home to a fascinating museum, and take a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves. You can skip the self-drive stress: Your driver/guide collects and drops off at your hotel.
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R 2 500,00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 1-90, max of 20 per group
Duration: 7h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French
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Highlights
  • Experience the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg
  • Follow in the footsteps of our earliest ancestors, millions of years ago
  • Stay fueled with bottled water, lunch, and snacks
  • Take it easy with pickup and drop-off direct from your hotel (or the airport)

  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Caves
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all hotels in Johannesburg.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38373P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour?
        Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour price starts from R 2 589,37. Discover and book Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour cancellation policy?
        Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour?
        Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour is hosted by Africa Moja Tours and Transfers. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Africa Moja Tours and Transfers on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Cradle of Human Kind Tour - Maropeng and Wondercave Tour on Tripadvisor
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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          The Cradle of Humankind
          Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Sterkfontein Caves
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Africa Moja Tours and Transfers
          153
          Sandton, South Africa
          Joined in October 2016
        • gypsytraveler1952
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A most interesting tour
          Very interesting and educational tour. Loved all aspects of it including the cultural village. It also gave us an opportunity to get put of Joburg and see rural areas which always interest us.
          Written 29 February 2024
        • PenneyK3
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Quick 2 half day with an overnight tour to Kruger to see animals.
          I was very happy to find the Africa Moja Tour into Kruger Park from Johannesburg. It consisted of a driver Nic and Tumi and the crew at the small lodge just outside of the Park. They were very flexible with the pick-up and drop-off locations in Johannesburg. Nic was very informative regarding the area from Joburg to the Park and kept in contact with the driver in the park for our first half-day/Afternoon tour. We met our driver in the park and were off to find animals. In the evening just as the sunset we left the park for our lodge which was about 5 mins outside the park. The rooms were very nice and airconditioned. Our luggage had been delivered to the lodge for us. It was a great little lodge and we ate dinner there. They did have a vegan option which made me very happy. In the morning they gave us a box snack as we left around 5:30 am to catch the animal in the cool of the day. We got to see or at least glimpse most of the Big 5 animals. The animals camouflage very well. We also took a break on each tour to grab something to eat and check out the visitors center. Overall it was a great tour and I was very happy with the outcome. Unfortunately, I haven't downloaded my pictures.
          Written 26 February 2024
        • TrailBlazer42261
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Kruger tour, spectacular customer service and great communication.
          Of course Kruger was spectacular but the tour operator was excellent. When we had any issues they were responsive. They even adjusted the flight back to Cape Town from a different airport at no charge. In summary, great tour, great hotel, great service and we would highly recommend them.
          Written 21 February 2024
        • T8572ZJdanieln
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          2 Day Kruger safari
          Our driver Lawrence was awesome. Spent time really explaining all the animals and made sure we would appt them all. The accommodations were awesome. The drive to and from kruger was quick.. pick up from our hotel abd return were amazing
          Written 19 February 2024
        • 471bellalh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          3 Day Safari from Johannesburg
          i can highly recommend the safari with Africa Moja. My Guide Given gave his best to make my having a good Trip. I think he is maybe one of the best Guides in Kruger Park. He has a lot of Knowledge and very sharp eyes to track down even very little animals but also the big five. The Lodge which was chosen by Africa Moja was Tembo Logde . The Logde was very clean,the View was amazing and the staff very friendly, the food was also good. For the morning Games they prepare a breakfast package since you start at 5.30 in the morning. There is no pool , but since you wont have much time, its not really necessary. I was picked up at my hotel by my Driver Thabo and after 3 Das brought back to the Airport. He also took me to the Night Drive and waited there for my to bring me back safe at night to m lodge again. He was a reliable and funny guide. I enjoyed this time a lot. Wish everyone all the best!
          Written 18 February 2024
        • 879irjah
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very good!
          We took this tour with our Joburg voortrekker relatives, and the experience was perfect all round. Booking online was easy. Staff were accessible and helpful via text, WhatsApp, email and phone, awesome! Pickup from home was on time and the van was superb and safe. Five hours were filled up in a timely, fun and safe fashion. Best of all, Nick, our guide and driver, was very knowledgeable and very good at his job. Many thanks! Ps. We are all older adults.
          Written 18 February 2024
        • cameronk987
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must go to Kruger with the Mojo team
          From pick up at the airport (Michael) friendly and great service to our awesome tour guide (Given), jam packed days with lots of time to see everything and breaks too. Really informative, answered everyone’s questions and funny, which made it a great tour. Not to mention Kruger park and the animal sightings!!! Bucket list - tick. Nick taking us back to the airport was great to chat to and made the trip a breeze. Make sure you go to Kruger with these guys.
          Written 13 February 2024
        • Melanie E
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoyed learning about the history of SA
          Very interesting to visit the prison and Soweto. The trip through the city of Johannesburg was a bit tenuous and could have been skipped.
          Written 13 February 2024
        • 946jasperr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Transfers were well aranged. Wondful safari with a guide who tries their best to make sure you get to see everything you wish for
          Written 21 January 2024
        • ivanchik810
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very informative
          We really liked learning info about the mines and Pretoria. A tour worth doing! We loved the monument about the Dutch!
          Written 15 January 2024
        • Clber8
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Johannesburg in a day: a great and informative tour
          The tour was great, very informative. We started with the Constitution Hill and proceeded to the Apartheid Museum, Soweto and Mandela's house. The gui (Nic) was very nice and friendly and definitely ran the extra mile to make it a great tour. Thanks for everything!
          Written 9 January 2024
        • GoPlaces46955674008
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome experience
          I was the only attendant for this tour and I really appreciated that it took place and didn't got canceled. Apartheid museum was unfortunately closed but they showed me the constitutional court instead. It was a great tour overall, and you got to know a lot about the history of this country as well as were shown the most important places. Highly recommend
          Written 30 December 2023
        • DayTrip05158915857
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very disappointing tour
          My Kurger National Park was a very disappointed. Drivers was not giving any info. They spend most of the time on the phone. It was raining and cold. The entire vehicle leaking on the top. Seats was wet and cold. I don't recommend using this company for any tour.
          Written 29 December 2023
        • amitgpatel
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Scan artist and pathetic liar
          paid for 2 vehicles for 12 adults and one child. He got someone put on vehicle. In the morning, he gave wrong information to wrong gate which caused delay of 1 hour to start trip. When confronted about delay he stated we had flat(puncher ) which was lie, driver told us gave us wrong gate information by tour person. Then he offered to cancel my trip and refund, I said ok cancel and refund. Then he backed out from that. Stating that’s not how it works in Africa. Threatens me.
          Written 28 December 2023
        • Kasturi1091
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Kruger National park and Johannesburg tour
          We had a wonderful experience with Africa Moja Tours. We did the Kruger National park tour as well as Lion Park, Cradle of Human Civilization and Lesedi Cultural village tours. They customised the itineraries as per our requirements nd provided very good guides. We had very good safari trips with them and all our transfers were seamlessly organised.
          Written 16 November 2023
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        CatGirlUSUK
        London, UK125 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        The tour operator canceled one hour after my scheduled pick up at my hotel for the tour. No explanation, only citing unforeseen circumstances. I sent a note to confirm my booking a week before the scheduled tour date, got no response. After waiting an hour for my pick up, I sent a follow up note and got the above response. What an utter waste of my time. Don’t bother with this tour Operator, is my recommendation.
        Written 14 December 2023
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        Hello, Your tour was cancelled as the Sterkfontein caves are currently not operating. We offered you a 100 % percent refund and the caves operating issues are beyond our control.
        Written 24 December 2023
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        Maneesh K
        Milton Keynes, UK136 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ask for Nic , he was absolutely knowledgeable and a good guide throughout the day. The conversations on a wide range of subjects made the tour memorable. The Cradle of human kind is a must visit if you are in Johannesburg. I would recommend the full day tour.
        Written 16 February 2020
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        Hello, Thank you for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us.
        Written 23 February 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Elliott T
        Mississauga, Canada34 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        They bill it as the cradle of humankind which Ethiopia is. However it is full of real achealogical sites that you can just imagine in your mind what life was like and images that show how life evolved from a in-depth scientific perspective I haven't really thought of before. Apparetly it was a sight where they found over 1000 prehumans. very cool and the guide was great! leave him a donation!
        Written 24 January 2020
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        Thank for your time and we glad you enjoyed your tour with us.
        Written 5 February 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Mums4Kids
        Auckland Central, New Zealand229 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019
        I went on a full day Cradle of Human Kind and Sterkfontein Caves Tour with MoAfrika Tours. It was a full interesting tour and I wish it lasted longer than the 5 1/2 hours we were given. Just a word of warning, this tour although it says a full day it does not provide time for a lunch stop so make sure you bring something to eat and drink to have on the bus.
        Written 15 April 2019
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        Luis li
        Sao Paulo, SP16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I bought the Full day Cradle of Human Kind Tour. They picked me at my hotel Airbnb and I liked very much! Good service and they returned me to my hotel. Gostei muito do atendimento. Empresa honesta e tour legal! Carro confortavel!
        Written 8 June 2018
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        Sara T
        33 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Visiting Joburg in the winter, my friends and I struggled a bit to find ways to spend our time. On a last minute whim we decided to book this tour (we called/booked at 9:00 and they picked us up same day at 10:30!) and it was a great decision.

        This was our second time using this company and we were pleased again. Our driver Sharif was excellent - a very pleasant man and a good driver.

        We were picked up around 10:30, and drove to the Cradle (took about 30 minutes without traffic). Sharif had bottled water for us in the car. Our first stop was the Sterkfontein Caves. A cave guide took us through and was very knowledgeable - it was a fun experience and we loved how involved it was. After the cave we met back up with Sharif, who drove us to the Maropeng Visitor Center.

        At the center we sat down for lunch (included in the tour price) before heading inside the museum. The exhibits were interesting and highly interactive. Definitely had a “science museum” vibe more than just “history museum”. All of the content was intriguing and informative, but it didn’t feel too heavy or exhausting like a lot of museums can.

        We finished with the museum by about 15:00 and Sharif took us back to our accommodations.

        Overall we enjoyed everything the tour had to offer. You could certainly do this on your own (find transport to/from cradle, buy lunch, pay entrance fees) and it would be cheaper, but the convenience and peace of mind offered was worth it to us.
        Written 9 July 2018
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        HI Sarah, Thank you very much for the feedback. We look forward to next time. Regards, David Africa Moja Tours & Transfers
        Written 25 August 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        oldleftcoastdude
        San Diego, CA27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        The caves and museum were very educational but nick, the tour guide was very knowledgeable. He had a wealth of information that he shared with us. We learned a lot not only from the sites we visited but about Johannesburg.
        Written 13 February 2020
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        Thank you for your time with Africa Moja Tours and we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us.
        Written 15 February 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        perakash
        New Jersey415 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        We were picked up at our hotel and given a bottle of water and a box of snacks. We were then driven to the caves where we were given a hard hat and taken down into the caves. Be aware that there are many many steps going in and out and some very low ceilings. After the caves we were driven to the cradle of humankind and first had lunch which was included. You could choose anything from the menu. Then we went into the museum which was interesting showing the evolution of modern day man.
        Written 30 October 2019
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        James Douglas H
        Maple Ridge, Canada2 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2018 • Solo
        The tour operator picked me up early, which I appreciated and I was the only one doing the tour so it was great to talk with the tour operator. When you get to the caves you take the tour with other people and it was very informative. At the Cradle of Humankind museum you walk through at your own pace. Lunch was provided and you ordered whatever you wanted from the menu. Definitely worth taking the tour. I am glad I didn't try to drive myself, which I could have done, but signage isn't great along the highways, so having a driver is very helpful.
        Written 21 November 2018
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        Betty C
        Singapore, Singapore140 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        We were driven by a driver who seemed to be in a hurry. He zoomed over humps and the ride was super bumpy. We were left to ourselves to explore the museum and then the caves. The caves were a good experience as the guide was super experienced and gave lots of details to the caves. It was a short trip, being picked at 9.15am and home by 3pm.
        Written 5 May 2018
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