Makapansgat Caves

Description

Rich in biodiversity, the scenically stunning Makapansgat Valley and Caves play a significant role in the Cradle of Humankind.

The numerous cave system draw palaeontologists from around the globe to view fossils that date back over three million years, revealing the stories of this once tropical paradise.

Our early ancestor, the ‘ape-man’ Austalopithecus africanus, is one of the fascinating finds.

See the oldest site at Makapansgat Limeworks. The Cave of Hearths has evidence of human occupation from the Early Stone Age and the Hyena Cave has remains of early hyenas.

Today vervet monkeys, baboons and bush babies clamber in the treetops, searching for the same edible fruits and plants that early man gathered.

Contact the Arend Dieperink Museum in Mokopane for guided tours of the Makapansgat Caves starting at the museum. +27 015 491 9735

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Accommodation near Makapansgat Caves

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R936
1 night, 2 adults

Protea Hotel Landmark

Sleeps 160 Polokwane (Pietersburg) Hotel in Polokwane (Pietersburg)
32.23km from Makapansgat Caves

Protea Hotel Landmark is situated just off one of Polokwane’s main roads and is within close proximi...

from R260
1 night, 2 adults

Shikwaru Lodge

Sleeps 118 Mokopane (Potgietersrus) Lodge in Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
32.28km from Makapansgat Caves

Shikwaru Lodge offers an outdoor experience beyond comparison. A mere two-hour drive from Gauteng, ...

from R220
1 night, 2 adults

Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

Sleeps 16 Waterberg Safari Lodge, Waterberg Camping and Caravanning in Waterberg
34.27km from Makapansgat Caves

The Waterberg mountain range is situated in the central Limpopo province of South Africa and is one ...

from R480
1 night, 2 adults

1st Guest House

Sleeps 33 Polokwane (Pietersburg) Guest House, Polokwane (Pietersburg) Self-catering in Polokwane (Pietersburg)
36.25km from Makapansgat Caves

1st Guest House offers self-catering accommodation 4 km South of the city centre of Polokwane. The g...

Town Lodge Polokwane

Sleeps 16 Polokwane (Pietersburg) Hotel, Polokwane (Pietersburg) Self-catering, Polokwane (Pietersburg) Bed and Breakfast in Polokwane (Pietersburg)
36.39km from Makapansgat Caves

This Polokwane hotel has 102 rooms and is conveniently situated for business and leisure travellers,...

from R350
1 night, 2 adults

Ngwanesho Guest House - Unit B

Sleeps 18 Lebowakgomo Guest House in Lebowakgomo
36.53km from Makapansgat Caves

Ngwanesho Guest House offers basic accommodation in the heart of Lebowakgomo in Limpopo. Polokwane C...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Bushveld Bungalow

Sleeps 6 Polokwane (Pietersburg) Self-catering, Polokwane (Pietersburg) Country House in Polokwane (Pietersburg)
36.76km from Makapansgat Caves

NEWLY ESTABLISHED GUEST HOUSE/SELF-CATERING FACILITIES Escape from city life to this spacious family...

from R480
1 night, 2 adults

Masters Guest House

Sleeps 40 Lebowakgomo Guest House in Lebowakgomo
36.94km from Makapansgat Caves

Master’s Guest House, formerly known as Alpha Guest House is an owner run business located in Lebowa...

from R895
1 night, 2 adults

Patong Guest Lodge

Sleeps 46 Lebowakgomo Lodge in Lebowakgomo
37.25km from Makapansgat Caves

Patong Guest Lodge is a lovely guest lodge situated in Lebowakgomo Zone F, Limpopo, offering spaciou...

from R680
1 night, 2 adults

Hayani Guest House

Sleeps 44 Polokwane (Pietersburg) Guest House in Polokwane (Pietersburg)
37.34km from Makapansgat Caves

Hayani Guest House is located in on an 8.5 hectare plot with indigenous flora and fauna. We are sit...

 
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