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15 Aug 2017
“Superb reviewof Human Evolution”
22 Sep 2016
“Great Visit and Educational Experience at Drimolen Dig Site”
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We have been providing tours to the fossil sites in the "Cradle of Humankind" since 1997. We offer private, scientist led tours to the private fossil site of Drimolen (one of the richest sites in the "Cradle" and the public site of Sterkfontein. All...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Johannesburg 1739, South Africa
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+27 78 103 1627
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Superb review of Human Evolution with detailed explanation of skulls of human ancestors by an academic post-doc from Witts University. Excellent tour of the active dig site, Sterkfontein Museum and Site with an excellent lunch and drive through a game park too! Such a pity...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank San2904
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a wonderful experience on a half day private excursion with Palaeo Tours to the Drimolen hominid site in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg. The finds from the collapsed cave at Drimolen date to 1.5 - 2 million years ago and it the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Our tour of the Drimolen dig site was truly outstanding and very inspirational for our 16 year old son who is interested in the field. Our guide was exceptional and was able to balance the depth of information that our 16 year old budding paleontologists...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MCarnage
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg, So. Africa is perhaps the richest source of archaic human fossils. Although the Cradle Museum and the Origins Museum at the Wit University in Johannesburg are excellent, anyone desiring a deeper look into human-kinds past should consider Palaeo Tours....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Carl A
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We had an amazing day learning about the Cradle of Human Kind. I loved our guide and driver - they were very entertaining and very easily translated the technical nature of the tour into language we could understand and appreciate. We had a fantastic lunch...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank jaw070701
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I wasn't able to book a tour with this company (they were sold out in advance!) but their customer service was excellent. Matt helped me understand how the tours work, gave me another company recommendation, and also gave me a few tips about what sites...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Allison A
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We booked this tour and although an expensive tour it was worth every cent. For the whole time we spent with Stephanie Baker our expert from University of Johannesburg we were spellbound. She brought the fossils to life and we had an educational and entertaining...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank sjharrop
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We recently took a tour of South Africa and we had a chance to sign up for Palaeo-Tours. This program is managed by Ms. Marianne Robertson and Colin Menter (a professor of hominid paleontology at Witwatersrand University). The tour takes place at the Rhino and...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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