I blogged on the tours to Swartkrans in the Cradle of humankind http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/cradle-of-humankind-fascinating-tour-of-our-originsn but now there are opportunties to visit Cooper’s Cave, a relatively new excavation site in the Cradle of Humankind, with Wits University palaeoanthropologist Christine Steininger. For R350 per person, including lunch, you get to explore the cave, interact with Christine while she explains fossils and the site, and learn how to make stone tools. The family friendly tour starts at 09h00. Don’t forget to bring your sun hat, apply sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes. There will also be tours on 6th Novemebr as well as 4th, 15th, 22nd and 29th December and 5th January. You can only book on line. Go to www.maropeng.co.za and click on the ‘Book here’ icon.