Win a trip to South Africa

Win a trip for two to the Cradle of Humankind, one of the world’s richest ancestral human fossil sites, in our Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story free prize draw.

Meet the ancestors

Located near Johannesburg, South Africa, the Cradle of Humankind was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and continues to yield new discoveries that offer an incredible window into our past.

One of the most important areas of the site is the world-famous Sterkfontein Caves. These limestone caves are home to the longest palaeo-anthropological excavation in the world and have produced a wealth of early hominin fossils.

Scoop the prize package

The winner and their guest will receive return flights from Heathrow to Johannesburg, courtesy of South African Airways. They will take a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves and visit the award-winning Maropeng Visitor Centre. And, they’ll enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, courtesy of Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris, with two nights’ stay at the wonderful Maropeng Boutique Hotel

How to enter the free prize draw

Complete the online entry form below. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions first.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 28 September 2014 at 23.59 BST. The winner will be contacted by telephone. Please note you need to be a UK resident aged 18 and over to enter the free prize draw.



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The prize

The winner of the Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story free prize draw will win:

  • return International Economy flights for two on the direct services from London, Heathrow to Johannesburg, South Africa courtesy of South African Airways
  • two nights accommodation (bed and breakfast) at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
  • entry into the museums at the Sterkfontein and Maropeng visitor centres as well as a cave tour at the Sterkfontein Caves
  • a hot air balloon ride for two courtesy of Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

The prize is kindly donated by the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South African Airways and Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris and is valued at approximately £3,000 (55,000 South African Rand). The prize must be redeemed by 31 March 2015.

The prize does not include:
Airport transfers, international airport departure tax, hotels and meals (except two nights accommodation with breakfast at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel), personal travel insurance, medical expenses, vaccination charges, personal items, laundry, postage, personal clothing, luggage, items of a personal nature such as bar charges and phone calls, tips and everything not stated in the itinerary, for which the winner will be solely responsible.