Point of Human Origins

Point of Human Origins offers an awe inspiring experience of visiting a world renowned archaeological site with evidence for Homo sapiens occupation near the time of humanity’s emergence nearly 200 000 years ago.

The experience is a dual journey - one in space and time, and one within. Our main goals are to create awareness of the original human design, human nature, the human-nature connection, to awaken the human spirit, and to inspire people to discover themselves and to change the way they behave towards all life on our planet. The base Point of Human Origins Tour is best suited to individuals or groups who are on the move with limited time available, and who would like to visit this renowned site at short notice.

We do not require particular group size to run these excursions.

This tour is usually about 1.5 hours / 90 minutes in duration.

The only access to Cave 13B is via a series of steep wooden stairways and boardwalks (some 200 stairs in each direction). The climb back up can be taxing unless you’re mildly fit.

Our guide is available, but booking is essential. 

While our qualified and accredited guides are trained by Dr Nilssen, they are not scientists. If you have any specialist questions, then please email us and Dr Nilssen will respond at his soonest convenience.


Walk and talk with local guide

Start Time

On request – tours available at short notice


Pinnacle Point Estate, Mossel Bay


Tour price dependent on size of group.  

A portion of each person’s entry fee goes into a conservation fund for protecting and conserving the sites that we visit. So every visitor is personally involved in the conservation of humanity's heritage at Pinnacle Point. 

Food and beverages are available at the Pinnacle Point Club House Restaurant at own expense. 


We prefer a maximum of 12 people, but can handle larger groups under special circumstances.

Fitness Level

Moderate. The only access to Pinnacle Point Cave 13B is via a series of steep wooden stairways and boardwalks. The climb back up can be taxing unless you’re mildly fit.

Attire / Gear

Walking shoes, hat, water, camera, sunblock

Operated By

Point of Human Origins

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