Maropeng – Cradle of Humankind
Situated an easy 1½ hour’s drive from Sandton, this internationally acclaimed tourist attraction highlights the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as our ancestral home. The tour visits the Sterkfontein Caves, where the earliest hominid fossils dating back over 3 million years were discovered. At Maropeng you can experience fascinating, interactive representations of the origins of the earth and life on our planet. A boat ride takes you back 3 billion years through the elements that started life on the planet, and your journey continues through a 150 metre interactive ‘virtual cave’.