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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an informative and well looked after place. Been though the area so much and never realized we had that on our door step. Must see, take the day pass that covers the cave and museum entrance. Well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Quantus L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a fun interactive museum with nice exhibits. Geared more for children but fun for adults as well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank selyoink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit to see the history of mankind as well as the history of freedom. It tells a powerful story in such a beautiful setting. It is well worth a visit and is very educational. Take the guided tour inside...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank G750DMpaulas
Reviewed September 29, 2019

This is a great museum, and experience, just not for adults. Especially those adults who know a little something about how the earth was formed. One main reason that we went here was to see the fossilized remains of the oldest complete oldest skeleton -...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank service197
Reviewed September 27, 2019

We had a super morning at the site. Spending time amongst the icons of SA is well worth it. A relaxed history lesson about some of the very diverse group of people with a common goal.Having no preconceived idea on what to expect inside, we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FionaM3421
Reviewed September 7, 2019

So much to learn about the anthropology of humanity. This exhibit is well put together and is clear and concise. It is easily understandable for young and old alike.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed September 5, 2019

The Cradle of Humankind’s Visitor’s centre Maropeng is a must see if you’re ever around Johannesburg. I’d recommend that you get the joint tour with the Sterkfontein caves as both these sites together provide a holistic experience like no other. What’s even better is that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank flinttravelstheworld
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We took an uber from our hotel and mistakenly just put in "Cradle of Humankind" as the destination. The driver didn't know where it was either so we all followed the map. Unfortunately we didn't realise we had to enter "Maropeng" or "Cradle of Humankind...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank AstroBBoy666
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

The Cradle of Humankind is just a wow experience . You start off your journey by going throw a fun water adventure taking you on a brief fun ride of wonder. You get off and explore the wonders of our past.. the items are beautifully...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank simonen1889
Reviewed September 2, 2019

The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site. It is about the evolution of the world and especially about humankind. It is indeed a valuable contribution to our understanding of humanity. After visiting the Museum we proceeded to visit the Sterkfontein Caves. The amazing guide...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Gilberto M
January 2, 2019|
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Response from Deanna M | Reviewed this property |
apologies for not seeing your inquiry earlier. we had hired a driver. The half day would be fine. I think - it will save you the disney land museum which could be skipped. focus on the underground tour.
November 18, 2018|
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Response from aekrfk | Reviewed this property |
I think two hours for the tour is correct but you can easily spend another hour in the great museum and exhibit which puts everything into perspective. We were there for three hours.
Susie F
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Sherlock-usa | Reviewed this property |
Two would be good.