Pretoria & Cradle of Humankind

Pretoria "City of Jacaranda Trees"

Pretoria is the capital of the Republic of South Africa and was founded in 1854. Visit the Voortrekk Monument, a Burian monument and museum in honour of the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony to populate other areas of present-day South Africa.

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At a glance

  • Tours: Pretoria & Cradle of Humankind
  • Explore:
    • Voortrekker Monument
    • Kruger Haus
    • Church Square
    • Union Buildings
    • Sterkfontein Caves
    • Cradle of Humankind
    • Restaurant (Diner)
  • Where are you picked up
    • I will personally pick you up at your hotel in Johannesburg. Unfortunately I cannot pick you up from the airport "O.R. Tambo" or Pretoria and Kempton Park. Alternative Pick Up Point: Hyatt Hotel (Lobby) Pick Up Time: 10.00 a.m.
  • Duration: Day Tour
  • Price: 199 € per person
  • Minimum number of persons: 2
  • Maximum number of persons: 12

Procedure

PRETORIA

We drive to the center of Pretoria. There you will have the opportunity to visit the Kruger House, the residence of the former President of the South African Republic in 1854.  

The Kerkplein (English Church Square) is the historic center of Pretoria. In the middle of the square is the statue of former President Paul Kruger. Several historical and architectural landmarks surround Church Square, where the historically significant Rivonia Trial took place in 1963/64. 

 To the northeast of the city center, visit the Union Buildings, the seat of the South African government. The Union Buildings were built by the architect Sir Herbert Baker in the classic style of light sandstone. The building complex was built in 1910 and 1913 and is around 275 meters long.

 Melrose House, a Victorian building from 1886, was the site of the peace negotiations after the Second Boer War between the British and Boers. The peace treaty between the British and the Boers was signed here on May 31, 1902.

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND: MAROPENG & STERKFONTEIN CAVES

For some years now, South Africa has been known as the cradle of humanity due to its hominid fossil sites. The area covers an area of ​​25,000 hectares in the “Witwatersrand Basin”, approximately 50 km northwest of Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province. You will also visit this exciting area.  

Since 2005 there has been a visitor center called Maropeng (Setswana for “return to our place of origin”) near the Sterkfontein Caves. Here Dr. Robert Broom descried the famous “Mrs. Ples “(Plesianthropus transvaalensis). The exterior of the building, which is partly designed as a barrow, offers space for exhibitions, including on the history of the earth, the formation of fossils and evolution. Replicas of all major hominid fossils are also shown.

A great dinner at a Restaurant is included, also entry tickets.

(Drinks at one`s own expense)

PAYMENT TERMS

Price in Euro per guest

Children under 12 years pay 50%

Children younger 2 years are free. 

Deposit: 50% at booking.

Final Payment: 7 Days prior to travel date.

No. of Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 12

Payment via PayPal:  atamela@gmail.com

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

No charge if tour is cancelled 14 Days prior to travel date.

Cancellation fee between 13 Days and 8 Days prior to travel date 50% of deposit

Cancellation fee after 7 Days prior to travel date 100% of deposit.

 

Union BuildingsUnion Buildings

Carnivores RestaurantVoortrekker Monument

Carnivores RestaurantJacaranda Trees

Special highlights

Union Buildings

Union Buildings

The Union Buildings in Pretoria form the official seat of the South African government. The imposing building complex is 275 metres long and shaped in a semi-circle, with a wing on either side to represent the country’s two official languages, English and Afrikaans.

Sterkfontein Caves

That's all you see

Wiege der Menschheit

Pretoria

Pretoria

Krugerhaus

Church Square

Church Square

Union Buildings

Union Buildings

Witwatersrand Becken

Carnivoire Restaurant

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