Cradle of Humankind Adventures

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is an area or place of cultural or natural significance. The area has an outstanding universal value and is therefore protected. South Africa has an incredible eight World Heritage Sites – and the Cradle of Humanking in Gauteng is one of these.
Only 50 km northwest of Johannesburg, you will find the famous Sterkfontein Caves, a limestone cave that is the home of Mrs. Ples – a 2,3 million year old fossil.
After visiting the fascinating Maropeng Visitors…

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Adventures in Cradle of Humankind
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site is an area or place of cultural or natural significance. The area has an outstanding universal value and is therefore protected. South Africa has an incredible eight World Heritage Sites – and the Cradle of Humanking in Gauteng is one of these.

Only 50 km northwest of Johannesburg, you will find the famous Sterkfontein Caves, a limestone cave that is the home of Mrs. Ples – a 2,3 million year old fossil.

After visiting the fascinating Maropeng Visitors Centre it is time to play in this ancient playground! 

Go underground and explore on a Caving Adventure or head for the skies in a Hot Air Balloon.

Off-the-beaten track you will find 4x4, Quad Biking and Rally trails. If you are keen to get those wheels dirty, try our excellent Driver Training. And if you need a ride in style – how about a Harley-Davidson Tour?

Activity List

Cradle of Humankind Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling in Cradle of Humankind. Where to abseil? See our list of operators below. Abseiling is the art of making a controlled descent down a rope. It was initially a skill used...

Caving

Caving in Cradle of Humankind. Where can I cave in SA? The physical and mental challenges of exploring caves address our deep-rooted desire to venture into the unknown. Cave exploring...

Driver Training

Combine a passion for the best that a vehicle can offer you with the oldest civilisations known to man on Driver Training in the Cradle of Humankind. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the home of the Sterkfontein Caves and ‘Mrs Ples’, a 2,3 million year old fossil. It is also the home of a dedicated...

Quad Biking

Get those wheels dirty on a Quad Biking Adventure at the Cradle of Humankind, one of South Africa’s incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Drive on tracks where Mrs. Ples went hunting roughly 2,3 million years ago. A Quad Bike (or All Terrain Vehicle – ATV) will take you just about anywhere. While...