Our team here at Past Experiences have a passion not only for the city of Joburg, but also for the amazing amount of archaeology that comes along with it – Thats right, the greater Joburg area is rich in heritage, and all accessible to the public
Have you ever wondered about where do people come from, and what is evolution and who is ’Sediba’? Well why not come with us to Sterkfontein Caves or Maropeng where we can give you factual, up to date information on this growing field. Sure you can read about these things in books and watch something on the Discovery Channel, but how often does one have the opportunity to experience these places with an actual trained Archaeologist… Lets just say, not very often…
Have we peaked your interest? If so and if you would like to do something out of the ordinary, click here to contact us and tell us what you would need… We will be happy to cater to your specific needs.
Origins Centre and Sterkfontein Caves
Let Past Experiences take you on an exciting journey through South Africa’s varied and long past at the Wits University Origins Centre. The experience also centres along the very important theme of equality! Then experience the archaeology of the area first hand with a visit to Sterkfontein Caves
Deluxe or full Origins of Humankind Experience
Enjoy the full Cradle of Humankind Experience by visiting the primary archaeological centres or sites in Johannesburg-Origins Centre, Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng. You will be an expert in no time!
Sterkfontein Caves- Cave Explorers Extraordinaire
If there is one archaeological attraction to see while in Johannesburg- it is definitely the world famous cave site Sterkfontein where some of the world’s most important archaeological finds have been and still are being unearthed
Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Visitors Centre- The Cradle Adventure
Join us on an adventure to one of the most important archaeological regions in the world. First we will spend some time in a short but educational exhibit at the caves which tells us more about cave formation, early hominids and two of Johannesburg’s oldest and most important celebrities- Mrs Ples and Little Foot! We will then accompany one of the Sterkfontein guides on an adventure down into this amazing cave where the mysteries of our past will come alive when we learn about fossils, their formation and this very valuable Unesco World Heritage site
Maropeng Visitors Centre Experience -The Prehistoric Adventure
This experience includes a visit to the Cradle of Humankind’s world class Visitors Centre- Maropeng! Take a boat trip back in time through the formation of the earth and the black hole. The main theme of the centre is self-discovery, so after an informative tour by our resident archaeologist, you will be given time to explore and examine your past through a number of hands on exhibits. Other topics covered are a timeline of the universe, Cave formation, our early ancestors and what makes us human
Johannesburg Zoo and Origins Centre- Monkey Business
Learn about Evolution and Hominid behaviour by studying our closest relatives the primates at one of Johannesburg’s premier attractions- the Zoo. We then travel the short distance to the Origins Centre and take a more in-depth look at evolution