LION AND SAFARI PARK & STERKFONTEIN CAVE TOUR: (Full Day: ±8 hours)
Please note: Allocated time include travelling time.
Combine Lion Park and Sterkfontein Caves for a wildlife experience and to know more about the richest fossil side Sterkfontein Caves – the world heritage side in the cradle of Humankind.
Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of humankind was declared A WORLD HERITAGE SITE by UNESCO in 1999, because of its exceptional contribution, to our understanding of Humankind History, and development over more than 3 million years. It is about 40km north-west of Johannesburg. There are 15 major fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind of which the Sterkfontein Caves is the richest.
About 1000 hominid fossils have been discovered at Sterkfontein Caves. It is one of the richest and most productive Polaeo-anthrological sites in the world. The birth place of Humanity. Ancestors lived here for more than 3 million years ago.
Fossils on display are a testimony to the origins of Humankind. The Ape-man skull discovered by Robert Broom in 1947 is one of the fossils on display. The skull was later named Mrs. Ples; this skull rocketed Sterkfontein Caves into World prominence. The skull is estimated to be more than 2.3 million years old. Professor Ron Clarke discovered the little foot; an almost complete hominid skeleton aged about 3.5 million years old.
A guided tour of the Caves which descend 60 meters below the ground will leave you with memorable and informative experience.
A 20 metre tall concrete visitor centre houses the following:
Homonym exhibition hall with highly informative displays.
128 seat auditorium.
A charming souvenir shop.
A restaurant offering spectacular view of the surrounding site
INCLUDED ON OUR TOUR PACKAGE
• Return transport to Sterkfontein Caves and Lion Park
• Entrance and guided tour to Sterkfontein Caves
• Mini Safari guided game drive
• Interaction with Lion Cubs
Please wear comfortable shoes when visiting the Caves. Sterkfontein Caves tour is for the physically healthy people. There are a number of tight spots and pathways to negotiate, the tour is not recommended for people who are Claustrophobic. It is also not recommended for people who have acute asthma and people who have chest problems.
The Lion and Safari Park is a 600 hectare wilderness reserved, situated in the Cradle of Humankind. Guests are guaranteed an opportunity to get extremely close to many of Africa's most exciting animals.
The Lion Park is home to more than 85 Lions; including rare White lion, and many other Carnivores, such as Cheetah and Wild dogs. A variety of Antelopes indigenous to Africa are also found. The Lion Park is not a Zoo, herbivores are roaming freely in the park. While exploring the Park guests will get an opportunity to view amazing herbivores such a Zebra, Giraffe, Gemsbok, Springbuck, Blesbuck, Sable, Nyala and many more. Three prides of Lions are kept in camps including the Wild dogs.
PICK UP POINTS
We pick up from your hotel, guest house, lodge, work place, Sandton, Rosebank, Fourways, Randburg, Roodepoort, around Johannesburg, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria, Germiston, Alberton, Boksburg, Edenvale, Rosebank Gautrain Station, OR Tambo Airport and hotels around OR Tambo.
PICK UP TIMES: 9h30 week days and 9h00 weekends and Public holidays
MINIMUM: 1 Person
Please note: we work with individuals and groups, rates will be supplied on request.