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 R750
1 night, 2 adults

Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

Sleeps 8 Waterberg Safari Lodge in Waterberg
34.27km from Makapansgat Caves

Exclusive Luxury Safari Tent self-catering accommodation on a reserve in the beautiful Waterberg reg...

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...

from R350
1 night, 2 adults

Ngwanesho Guest House - Unit F

Sleeps 14 Lebowakgomo Guest House in Lebowakgomo
37.82km from Makapansgat Caves

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

from R460
1 night, 2 adults

Tambati Overnight & Conference Centre

Sleeps 16 Penina Park Guest House, Penina Park Bed and Breakfast in Penina Park
39.07km from Makapansgat Caves

Tambati represents a brand new overnight accommodation with lush gardens, sparkling pool, and recrea...

 
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