The Wonders of Palaeosciences Tour Series presents
The Human Journey Tour, South Africa
April 2024

Photo by Brett Eloff

THE HUMAN JOURNEY TOUR, SOUTH AFRICA

Hosted by Safari Odyssey & Genus Africa 

“An unforgettable journey through the history of humankind by way of South Africa’s unrivaled fossil collection”

Join the Human Journey Tour for exclusive access and an unforgettable journey through ancient South Africa, the birthplace of humanity!  This special-interest cultural tour gives you exclusive access to never-before-seen fossil dig sites, world-leading experts, and epic landscapes.  All while enjoying breathtaking views, luxury accommodation, delicious gourmet meals, and exciting adventures!

The best part? By joining our tour, you fuel the next generation of emerging Black Female Palaeontologists, leaving a legacy for continued scientific excellence.  Secure your place on this groundbreaking tour and etch your name into the timeless annals of palaeontology research. Don’t miss the chance to embark on this revolutionary journey — click HERE to book your spot today! 

Option 1: 16 – 26 APRIL 2024  │  11 DAYS & 10 NIGHTS
Price: Starting @ USD11,990 per person sharing │ USD14,080 per single traveller.

OR

Option 2: 12 – 26 APRIL 2024  │  15 DAYS & 14 NIGHTS
Price: Starting @ USD16,120 per person sharing │ USD18,940 per single traveller.

Option 2 offers an additional 4 days in the Waterberg – an treasure trove of dramatic mountains, hills, gorges and cliff-face landscapes.  Enjoy a few extra days on safari amongst its untouched ecology, rock art galleries & ancient iron age sites.  Can be added at the start of the tour.

You can click on this link to access the tour booking form.

Follow us as we continue the development of our WONDERS OF PALAEOSCIENCES TOUR SERIES 

Hominin Fossils of The Cradle of Humankind

YOUR HOSTS & PRESENTERS

Hosts & Guide

Dr Christine Steininger
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Mr Johan Noppe
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Ms Tandi Scott-Turner
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Dr Bernhard Zipfel

Presenters & Researchers

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Dr Bernhard Zipfel
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Prof Dominic Stratford
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Dr Keneiloe Molopyane
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Dr Tammy Hodgskiss
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Dr Jeremy Hollmann
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Prof Lyn Wadley
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Mr Richard Wadley
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Mr Glenn Phillips
Dr Philip Calcott
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Graham Avery
Dr Graham Avery
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Ms Pippa Haarhoff
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Prof Sara Wurz
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Mr Quinton Coetzee

11 DAY TOUR PLAN

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DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG
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DAY 2: STERKFONTEIN, CRADLE OF HUMANKIND (hominid site)
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DAY 3: CAPE TOWN
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DAY 4: CAPE PENINSULA
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DAY 5: FOSSIL PARK & SALDANHA BAY (shell midden & hominid site)
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DAY 6: HOPEFIELD, ELANDSFONTEIN (hominid site)
  • Morning visit to Hopefield archaeological site, Elandsfontein, with a presentation and privately guided tour by renowned local researcher.
  • Overnight @ Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cederberg.
  • Meals: Breakfast at The Strandloper Ocean Boutique, lunch & dinner at Bushmans Kloof.
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DAY 7: BUSHMANSKLOOF RESERVE, CEDERBERG (rock art)
  • Full day at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve.
  • Day includes a presentation and private tour of some of the rock art sites of Bushmans Kloof including a presentation and privately guided site tour by a renowned local researcher.
  • Additional activities include game drives and a selection of additional adventure activities.
  • Overnight @ Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cederberg.
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner at Bushmans Kloof.
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DAY 8: BABYLONSTOREN WINE ESTATE, FRANSCHHOEK
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DAY 9: KLASIESRIVIER CAVES (Middle Stone Age)
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DAY 10: BUKELA GAME LODGE (deep time site)
  • Morning transfer to Bukela Game Lodge (5*), Amakhala Game Reserve.
  • Overnight @ Bukela Game Lodge (5*).
  • Afternoon game drive and visit to the local deep time site.
  • Breakfast at Oyster Bay Lodge, lunch & dinner at Bukela Game Lodge.
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DAY 11: BUKELA GAME LODGE (deep time site)
  • Morning game drive.
  • Guest speaker Quinton Coetzee, Legendary Speaker, Naturalist & Adventurer.
  • Breakfast & farewell lunch at Bukela Game Lodge.
  • Flight to Johannesburg.
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Add On Day 4: GOUDRIVIER, WATERBERG (rock art)