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Hominid Dig at The Cradle of Humankind, September 2024

Hominid Dig at The Cradle of Humankind, September 2024

$ 7799 / per person
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The Ultimate Cradle of Humankind Experience

Welcome to The Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO appointed world heritage site and South Africa's most iconic fossil landscape.

The Cradle hosts the world-renowned Kromdraai and Sterkfontein Hominid cave systems and whilst these two caves are located on neighbouring farmlands, just outside of Johannesburg, The Cradle in its entirety stretches over an area of 470km². This complete landscape includes an estimated 300 caves and is the origin to such Australopithecus africanus fossils as Mrs Ples and the Taung Child as well as the Makapansgat Pebble, found in the Makapansgat cave system.

. . . . . . Exploring these two cave systems forms the cornerstone of this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary. Not only will you enjoy insight into our earliest ancestors, but this experience also offers the chance to work side-by-side with esteemed archaeologists Prof José Braga, Prof Dominic Stratford and Dr Berhnard Zipfel

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14 to 27 September 2024   l   14 Days & 13 Nights

USD 7799.00 per person sharing   l   USD 8499.00 per single person

6 Travellers (min & max), 21 years and older

This and other itineraries can be customized to preferred dates and interests and will be priced accordingly.

GENUS WE DIG FOSSILS GRANT

On this expedition a portion of your fees fund bursaries for Black Female South African Paleontologists. Please consider donating if you would like to support this organization’s mission. All donations are tax deductible.

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The Hominid Landscapes of The Cradle of Humankind

Said to be the birth-place of humankind, palaeo-anthropologists have discovered thousands of hominid fossils and other animals within the extended Cradle of Humankind.

Of the better known sites are Kromdraai and Sterkfontein where thousands of hominid remains from about 2 to 3.5 million years ago have been found. In addition, the remains of habitation from early stone-age, middle stone-age, later stone-age, early and late iron-age are present. All told, these fossils show how our human ancestors lived, what they ate and what animals and plants existed with them.

About The Tour . . . Day by Day

At Kromdraai and Sterkfontein – your main exploration sites – WITS Professors’ José Braga & Dominic Stratford will indulge participants as they share their in-depth knowledge and practical experiences at one of the most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. The University of the Witwatersrand is the Guardian of these sites and remains actively involved with research and excavation activities.  In turn, these finds are hosted at the fossil vault of the WITS Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI).

On our day visit to The ESI, Dr Bernhard Zipfel will take you on a uniquely in-depth tour of these most valuable hominid treasures.

DAY 1: Arrival in Johannesburg, SA

Your arrival in Johannesburg takes you straight through to South Africa’s flagship fossil landscape . . . The Cradle of Humankind.

But first, welcome to Jozi – our multi-faceted city of Johannesburg.  On our drive-through, you may notice just how life through the integration of cultures has become the norm over time, perhaps more so here than in any other part of Africa.

Truly cosmopolitan, Johannesburg hosts something of everything – a forested city of trees and concrete, urban, industrial & corporate trade, an infusion of culture, entertainment, heritage sites, modern architecture, academic and street-wise, western, traditional and inhabitants from every corner of Africa, poor and polar opposite wealthy.

On the first evening, enjoy a welcome dinner where you will also meet up with your leading researcher, Prof José Braga.

DAYS 2 – 6: Dig Days at Kromdraai

Your first day on-site . . .  and Prof Braga will provide insight into the workings of Kromdraai – a fundamental requirement for comprehending the diverse stages of the excavation process.

Under the supervision of trained Archaeologists, your 5-days experience in the field will encompass everything from excavating and the retrieval of fossils to sampling and sieving sediments, meticulous cleaning and preparation in the lab, theodolite and photogrammetric measuring.  The dig is meticulous, the site is rich, and Explorers have a promising chance of finding both animal and hominid fossils.

The fossil preparation lab is on-site (at the guest house where you will be staying), allowing for easy access to further participation in sorting, cleaning, measuring and marking fossils.

The work days run 8am to 4pm.

DAY 7: WITS Evolutionary Studies

Your first week of exploring The Cradle is complete and today brings a change of scenery as we depart on a morning visit to the academic hub of Palaeo studies in South Africa, WITS (The University of the Witwatersrand).  Your host for this morning is Dr Bernhard Zipfel where you will enjoy a rather exclusive introduction to the “The Laboratory” (also known as “The Vault”).  Bernhard will introduce South Africa’s flagship hominid collection and important discoveries such as the Taung Skull, ‘Little Foot’, Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba.

After a royal lunch at the WITS Club’s Olives & Plates, we’ll head to the innovative Origins Centre (with Dr Tammy Hodgskiss) – home to ancient stone tools, artefacts of symbolic & spiritual significance and some visually striking rock art – followed by a short workshop on the ancient African use of ochre in Southern Africa.

DAY 8: Cradle Boutique Hotel

The weekend comes with a change of scenery as your accommodation changes to that of the Cradle Boutique Hotel.  Saturday starts with an early morning game drive across this ancient cradle landscape followed by a leisurely breakfast back at the lodge.  The rest of the day allows for time out at the lodge where you may want to add another activity to your day such as The Human Origins Tour, The Mapala Museum Experience or perhaps a guided bush walk.  In the afternoon you’re invited to another game drive, followed by dinner and a slow wind-down of the week.

The Cradle Boutique Hotel is located within the Greater Cradle Nature Reserve. The privately owned 9000-hectare Unesco World Heritage Site is a unique ecotourism destination boasting two active Palaeoanthropological sites still unearthing both hominid and animal fossils.

DAY 9: Touring Magaliesberg

An early morning rise is well worth the fresh African bush air and crisp images that you will take in from your Hot Air Balloon Safari, followed by breakfast at your landing site.  From this elevated high . . .  we’re back on the road and on our way to an educational visit at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre which serves as both a rehab and breeding facility.  Most interestingly they also host packs of endangered wild dog and the very rare King Cheetah.  A lunch stop at Silver Orange Birch is followed by a mid afternoon Harties cableway ride to the top of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, from where you’ll view one of the largest man-made dams in South Africa, the Hartebeespoort Dam.
Transfer back to the Kromdraai Guest House where you will meet up with Prof Dominic Stratford who will lead you into your upcoming week of Sterkfontein explorations under his guidance.

DAYS 10 – 13: The Sterkfontein Dig

Joining in on current excavation activities at this site, your work will add to the more than 500 hominid finds made thus far at Sterkfontein.  Under the close guidance of Prof. Dominic Stratford, two lab days are included in this expedition where you will contribute to collections, documentation and taphonomy identification process of 6-million-year-old fossils of monkeys, antelope and carnivores, in addition to hominids.  You will join researchers in the caves themselves where you will learn about the geology and paleontology of the location.
The majority of your time onsite will be spent assisting in the important sorting of microfauna found at the site which adds to our knowledge of the animals that called this site home over the millennia.  These work days run 8am to 4pm.
And then the end!  We’ll take in the sentiment with one last farewell dinner . . . celebrated memories!

DAY 14: Tour Africa or Head Home

Your last morning with us in Johannesburg and time to check out and transfer to the airport to head back home has arrived.
HOWEVER . . . . . since you are already in South Africa you may opt to extend your visit to a vacation and experience more of Africa’s finest – Cape Town, The Kruger’s Big 5, The Garden Route, perhaps even the Kalahari Desert.  Kenya’s Masai Mara and Serengetti to view the Great Wildebeest Migration, Uganda or Rwandas wild Gorillas or the beaches of Zanzibar, Mauritius or the Seychelles . .  or anything else you may have in mind!
Email: lynne@safariodyssey.com with your ideas and we’ll organise the rest for you!

Highlights Along the Way . . .

A Cradle Hot Air Balloon Safari
Air Ventures

Game Viewing
Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

Cuisine
WITS Club Olives & Plates

The Researchers on Your Tour

Prof José Braga (WITS ESI)

Prof José Braga, Director of archaeological excavations at Kromdraai and Professor at the University of Toulouse, focuses his research on the nature of humanity’s biological singularities since its emergence in Africa some 2.5 million years ago. He has been conducting field research in South Africa since 1995, studying fossil remains of very old humans, their cousins, Paranthropes and their ancestors, Australopithics. José also conducts long-standing fieldwork at the UNESCO Plio-Pleistocene site of Kromdraai where he discovered new early Paranthropus and Homo remains that fill important gaps in what is currently available in the fossil record. He was awarded two prestigious Erasmus Mundus Programmes.

Dr Bernhard Zipfel (WITS ESI)

Dr Bernhard Zipfel is the Curator of Fossil and Rock Collections at the University of the Witwatersrand. Housed at the Evolutionary Studies Institute, these fossils include Karoo vertebrates, fossil plants and fossil primates (including hominins). He is also responsible for the extensive rock and mineral collections housed in the School of Geosciences.

Bernhard is primarily interested in the origins of hominin bipedalism and the biomechanics and evolution of the human foot, having originally trained and practiced in clinical podiatry.

He was formerly the Head of the Department of Podiatry at the University of Johannesburg (1990-2006), completing his PhD in paleo-anthropology at the University of Witwatersrand in 2004.

Prof Dominic Stratford (WITS ESI)

Prof Dominic Stratford, Sterkfontein Caves Research Coordinator, Archaeologist, and more specifically, Geoarchaeologist focusing on paleoanthropological sites, has spent the last 15 years researching Sterkfontein’s rich fossil, artefact and sedimentary record. His postgraduate research focused on integrating multiple forms of evidence to better understand the stratigraphy and formation process of the deep underground cave deposits that are notoriously complex.

He also coordinates a field and laboratory program that involves a diverse team of scientists and students who apply a range of earth science methods to help contextualize Sterkfontein’s rich paleoanthropological assemblages.

Sites You will be Exploring

Kromdraai in the Cradle

Top Features: First members of human genus, Paranthropus robustus type species for the genus Paranthropus, P. boisei, large carnivores.

Period: Early Quaternary (Pleistocene).

Kromdraai forms part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and is itself a South African National Heritage Site.  Kromdraai is one of the most prolific hominin-bearing sites in South Africa—and one of the most important. Here, some of the earliest known members of our human genus—Paranthropus robustus—were found in 1938. This is a genus of extinct hominin which contains two widely accepted species: Paranthropus robustus and Paranthropus boisei – believed to be the closest relative to the human – the very first Paranthropus were found at this site.  These findings are in conjunction with the presence of various other species such as large carnivores, antelopes, and birds, as well as bone and stone tools.  Kromdraai excavations are akin to opening a time capsule that dates back around 2.3 million years, providing us with a glimpse into a period during the Early Quaternary (Pleistocene).

To this day, Kromdraai continues to yield fossils. To date, almost 29 hominin specimens have been found, as well as over 6,000 fossil assemblages of other animals.

Apart from the very recent discovery of the oldest and most complete skull of a paranthropine in its palaeoenvironmental context (still unpublished and under study), the archaeological findings at Kromdraai also help answer several intriguing questions.  Firstly, the aim is to unravel the factors that set our human ancestors apart and made them distinct within the evolutionary timeline. Additionally, various processes are under investigation, including climatic shifts and other influences, that might shed light on the emergence of the first humans during that ancient period.

Kromdraai’s fossil-rich site holds a high potential for discovering significant specimens, necessitating meticulous excavation procedures.

WITS Evolutionary Studies Institute

The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) owns some of the most important fossil hominid sites in the world. It has large and internationally-acclaimed fossil collections of ancient dinosaurs, therapsid mammal-like reptiles, plants and fossil hominids.  The WITS Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) is a South African centre of excellence in the palaeosciences and a global hub for the study of the origins of species. The Evolutionary Studies Institute adopts a multidisciplinary approach to research incorporating the disciplines of palaeontology, palaeoanthropology, molecular biology, genetics, geosciences, archaeology, geography, biology, ecology and climatology.

It also preserves a record of Earth from the earliest evidence of life 3.5 billion years ago to the origin of humans and their culture in the last 150 000 years. Wits has a 10 decade long and proud tradition of palaeontological and palaeoanthropological research, and has amassed large and internationally important fossil collections that are utilised by researchers around the world.

The Institute is the hub of multidisciplinary research programmes that map the history of life on Earth through the fossil record, while also exploring the driving mechanisms of biodiversity changes though time.

The Institute combines the strengths of Wits’ Institute for Human Evolution, the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, and many allied disciplines. It aims to expand and extend South Africa’s position as the global leader in the palaeosciences, be an international training centre and a magnet for leading academics.

Wits played a key role in having the Cradle of Humankind declared a World Heritage Site and acquired the Sterkfontein site in the 1960s.

Sterkfontein in The Cradle

Top Features:  Australopithecus, early Homo, Paranthropus & Australopithecus africanus specimens known as Taung Child, Mrs. Ples and Little Foot. 

Period: Early Quaternary (Pleistocene)

The world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves are home to the oldest and most continuous palaeontological dig in the world.  For many reasons this particular cave system is of special interest to paleo-anthropologists, especially when one considers that it forms part of a collection of sites that has contributed to over 40% of all the world’s human ancestor fossils including numerous early hominin remains found within the caves, which have been attributed to Australopithecus, early Homo and Paranthropus, all of which tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, the Homo sapien.
The most important and most famous of the fossil finds of the greater Sterkfontein area includes “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus africanus skull, discovered by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson,  “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old and which was discovered by Prof. Ron Clarke, and finally Australopithecus sediba, an extinct primate species that inhabited southern Africa about 1.98 million years ago and which was discovered by Prof. Lee Berger. Sterkfontein is truly our flagship heritage site and the honoured keeper of these, the treasured finds that continue to tell our story!The most important and most famous of the fossil finds of the greater Sterkfontein area includes “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus africanus skull, discovered by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson,  “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old and which was discovered by Prof. Ron Clarke, and finally Australopithecus sediba, an extinct primate species that inhabited southern Africa about 1.98 million years ago.

Whats Included

INCLUDED in the tour

  • 13 Nights’ accommodation including:
  • All road transfers
  • 10 Days Private presentations & explorations
  • Researchers as hosts throughout
  • Tour Leader & registered Guide
  • 13 x Breakfasts (daily)
  • 11 x Lunches
  • 9 x Dinners and set beverages (including a welcome & farewell dinner)
  • 2 x Bottled waters per day
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water & re-hydrates on exploration days
  • Gratuities, service fees and tips

EXCLUDED from the tour

  • All flights
  • Lunches & dinners not mentioned
  • Beverages not mentioned
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Acquiring of ALL travel documentation
    including: a valid passport with the necessary number of clean pages, visas, covid-19 requirements & vaccinations

What to bring for The Hominid Digs

You will be working under the supervision of the paleontologists, but the tasks associated with working on an excavation can involve certain risks.

Excavation work may involve difficult conditions, uneven terrain, unanticipated natural hazards, use of digging equipment, and  manual labor.  A general level of fitness is necessary for excavations, such as long walks, sometimes over uneven ground, walking up and down steps and inclines, kneeling, filling and carrying buckets of soil and stones. All outdoor activities are subject to the weather.

Kromdraai and Sterkfontein are at an altitude of 1470 meters, with a temperate climate with cool evenings.

  • Comfortable & light clothing for the excavation
  • Hiking or work boots
  • Work / gardening gloves
  • Sun hat or buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Antihistamine & sun-rash creams eg. Anthisan and Allergex
  • Camera
  • Notebook
  • Civil and medical liability insurance

Terms & Conditions

Please Note:

  • Mandatory proof of travel insurance.  
  • All other travel necessities / requirements such as health insurances, vaccinations (eg. Yellowfever & Covid-19), valid passports and visas, for travel from point of original departure through to the final destination, are strictly the responsibility of the individual traveller.  No refunds will be granted if the individual traveller failed in securing the necessary requirements timeously.
  • Rates remain subject to change until such time that full and final payment has been received and confirmed by Safari Odyssey.
  • Rates remain subject to change, based on availability, exchange rates and changes implemented by service providers.

Deposits & Payments:

  • A deposit of $6,800 for a shared room or $7,500 for a single room is due upon booking.
  • The final balance is due on or before 14th June 2024.
  • A 3.5% credit card fee will be charged per person on the total final invoice. If payment is made via SWIFT transfer, the payer is responsible for all banking transaction fees. Any shortfall will be re-invoiced until the total selling price has been received.

Cancellations & Refunds:

  • For cancellations, US $2,500 will be retained once a booking is confirmed via the required deposit payment.
  • Any banking fees for refunds will be for the account of the individual traveller.
  • A 100% fee is applicable for cancellations 3 months or less prior to start date of travel.

Your Tour Hosts

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport
  • Departure Time
    15h00
  • Return Time
    10h00

Tour Plan

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DAY 1: Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • ARRIVAL:  O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • TRANSFER & CITY TOUR:  You will be met at the airport and transferred to The Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO appointed world heritage site.  En-route enjoy your first experience in South Africa, a drive-through city tour of the vibrant and cosmopolitan Johannesburg.
  • CHECK-IN:  Kromdraai Guest House.
  • LUNCH:  Served upon arrival at the Kromdraai Guest House.
  • PM ACTIVITY:  Meet with your Tour Representatives and Prof José Braga who will present an overview of your upcoming exploration days at Kromdraai.
  • DINNER:  Welcome dinner at Kromdraai Guest House.
  • OVERNIGHT: Kromdraai Guest House, double / twin, sharing, en-suite room.
MEALS & BEVERAGES:
  • Breakfast:  None
  • Lunch:  Served at the Kromdraai Guest House, including 1 soft drink or juice, 1 bottled water, 1 glass local beer or wine, 1 tea or coffee.
  • Dinner:  Welcome dinner, including 1 soft drink or juice, 1 bottled water, 1 glass local beer or wine, 1 tea or coffee.
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DAYS 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6: Exploration days at Kromdraai with Prof José Braga

  • BREAKFAST:  Served at The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • DAILY ACTIVITIES:  The next 5 days include private presentations, explorations & excavations at Kromdraai with Prof José Braga:
  • Excavation work takes place each day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 1-hour lunch break.
  • Each participant is equipped with all tools needed, including a trowel, brush, shovel and bucket.
  • Fossils found in situ are carefully located using a laser theodolite to record the exact location of all finds.
  • All removed sediment will be sieved to make sure that no fossils have been missed.
  • You will also be invited to work in the on-site fossil preparation laboratory to clean and mark the finds made during the excavation. 
  • LUNCH:  Lunches are included daily.
  • DINNER:  As indicated below.
  • OVERNIGHT: Kromdraai Guest House, double / twin, sharing, en-suite room.
MEALS & BEVERAGES:
  • Breakfasts:
  • Day 2:Served at The Da Vinci Hotel & Suites.
  • Days 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7: Served at The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • Lunches:  Daily packed lunches including a juice or soft drink, unlimited water & rehydrates throughout the day.
  • Dinners:
  • Days 2, 4 & 6:  Dinners served at The Kromdraai Guest House including 1 soft drink or juice, 1 bottled water, 1 glass local beer or wine, 1 tea or coffee.
  • Day 3:  Dinner at The Black Horse.  Meal & beverages excluded and for own account.
  • Day 5:  Dinner at Roots Restaurant, Forum Homini.  Meal & beverages excluded and for own account.
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DAY 7: Visit to The WITS Evolutionary Studies Institute with Dr Bernhard Zipfel

  • BREAKFAST:  Breakfast served at The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • CHECK-OUT:  Check out of the Kromdraai Guest House for the weekend.
  • TRANSFER:  Morning transfer to The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS).
  • AM ACTIVITY:  Visit to The WITS Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) under the Guidance of Dr Bernhard Zipfel (University Collections Manager).
  • LUNCH:  Lunch at the WITS Club's Olives & Plates Restaurant, whimsical, cozy and scenic, the perfect spot to unwind from a rather rough week out in the sun.
  • PM ACTIVITY:  Still a WITS, embark on a tour of the Origins Centre and an ochre workship with the dynamic Dr Tammy Hodgskiss (Curator of the Origins Centre).
  • TRANSFER:  A late afternoon drive takes you back to The Cradle.
  • CHECK-IN: The Cradle Boutique Hotel.
  • DINNER:  Dinner at The Cradle Boutique Hotel.
  • OVERNIGHT:  Cradle Boutique, luxury tent, double / twin, sharing, en-suite.
MEALS & BEVERAGES:
  • Breakfast:  Served at The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • Lunch:  Served at the WITS Club's Olives & Plates Restaurant including 1 soft drink or juice, 1 bottled water, 1 glass local beer or wine, 1 tea or coffee.
  • Dinner:  Served at the Cradle Boutique Hotel, included.  Beverages are excluded and for own account.
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DAY 8: Stay at The Cradle Boutique Hotel

  • AM ACTIVITY:  2 Hour Game Drive in The Cradle Reserve.
  • BREAKFAST:  Served at The Cradle Boutique Lodge.
  • LUNCH:  Served at The Cradle Boutique Lodge.
  • PM ACTIVITY:  2 Hour Game Drive in The Cradle Reserve.
  • DINNER:  Dinner served at The Cradle Boutique Lodge.
  • OVERNIGHT:  Cradle Boutique, luxury tent, double / twin, sharing, en-suite.
MEALS & BEVERAGES:
  • Breakfast:  Served at The Cradle Boutique Hotel.
  • Lunch:  Served at The Cradle Boutique Hotel.  Meal and all beverages excluded and for own account.
  • Dinner:  Served at the Cradle Boutique Hotel, included.  Beverages are excluded and for own account.
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DAY 9: Touring the Greater Magaliesberg Area

  • EARLY MORNING:  An early morning rise is well worth an exhilarating Hot Air Balloon Safari over The Cradle, followed by a breakfast under the still gentle African sun (included).
  • BREAKFAST:  Served as part of the hot air balloon safari (included).
  • CHECK-OUT:  Check-out of The Cradle Boutique Hotel.
  • TRANSFER:  Transfer by road to the greater Magaliesberg area, starting with a walking tour at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (included).
  • LUNCH:  Lunch at the Silver Orange Bistro.
  • PM ACTIVITY:  Late afternoon cable ride to the top of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range to view the Hartebeespoort Dam shimmering on the western side of the mountain and the farmlands of the great north west on the eastern side (included).
  • TRANSFER:  Transfer back to the Kromdraai Guest House.
  • CHECK-IN:  The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • DINNER:  Served at The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • OVERNIGHT:  Kromdraai Guest House, double / twin, sharing, en-suite room.
MEALS & BEVERAGES:
  • Breakfast:  Served at The Cradle Boutique Hotel.
  • Lunch:  Lunch at the Silver Orange Bistro.  Meal and beverages excluded and for own account.
  • Dinner:  Served at The Kromdraai Guest House, including 1 soft drink or juice, 1 bottled water, 1 glass local beer or wine, 1 tea or coffee.
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DAYS 10, 11, 12 & 13: Sterkfontein Caves with Prof Dominic Stratford

  • BREAKFAST:  Served at The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • DAILY ACTIVITIES:  The next 4 days include private presentations, explorations & excavations at Sterkfontein under the auspices of WITS Prof Dominic Stratford (Sterkfontein Caves Research Coordinator, Archaeologist & Geoarchaeologist).
  • Excavation work takes place each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 1-hour lunch break.
  • Sorting microfauna found at the site.
  • ​Labwork including taphonomy identification process and documentation.
  • Each participant is equipped with all tools and training needed.
  • LUNCH:  Lunches are included daily.
  • DINNER:  As indicated below.
  • OVERNIGHT: Kromdraai Guest House, double / twin, sharing, en-suite room.
MEALS & BEVERAGES:
  • Breakfasts:  Served at the Kromdraai Guest House daily.
  • Lunches:  Daily packed lunches including a juice or soft drink, unlimited water & rehydrates throughout the day.
  • Dinners:
  • Days 10 & 12:  Dinners served at The Kromdraai Guest House including 1 soft drink or juice, 1 bottled water, 1 glass local beer or wine, 1 tea or coffee.
  • Day 11:  Dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant or Casalinga.  Meal and beverages excluded and for own account.
  • Day 13:  Farewell dinner at Pigalles, Sandton including 1 soft drink or juice, 1 bottled water, 1 glass local beer or wine, 1 tea or coffee.
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DAY 14: Return Home or Continue Your Travels Through Southern Africa

  • BREAKFAST:  Breakfast served at The Kromdraai Guest House.
  • CHECK-OUT & TRANSFER:  Depending on the departure time of your onward flight back home, you will be transferred by road to the OR Tambo International Airport.
  • HOWEVER . . . . . since you are already in South Africa you may opt to extend your visit to a vacation and experience more of Africa's finest - Cape Town, The Kruger's Big 5, The Garden Route, perhaps even the Kalahari Desert.  Kenya's Masai Mara and Serengetti to view the Great Wildebeest Migration, Uganda or Rwandas wild Gorillas or the beaches of Zanzibar, Mauritius or the Seychelles . .  the list is endless really.
  • Email: lynne@safariodyssey.com with your ideas and we'll organise the rest for you!

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