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The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. It is the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils.

The 53 000ha area is also home to a diversity of birds, animals and plants, some of which are rare or endangered.  

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Wild Cave Adventures, Cradle of Humankind

Wild Cave Adventures, Cradle of Humankind

‘Adventure with a purpose’, is the aim of the Wild Cave Adventures, a family-run business that offers caving, abseiling and hiking in the Cradle of Humankind.  Their purpose is developing public awareness in environmental… Read more

Spa Breaks in the Cradle of Humankind

Spa Breaks in the Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind has a number of qualities that make it a natural environment for health and wellness facilities – tranquillity, gentle mountains and serene scenery, clean air and proximity to Gauteng’s big… Read more

The Cradle Cycle Festival 2014

The Cradle Cycle Festival 2014

If you are passionate about all things cycling, The Cradle Festival is where you need to be this weekend! Taking place from the 12th to the 13th of April, the festival will feature a number of fun… Read more

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