Cradle of Humankind
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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.
Go PlacesAt the Cradle
The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort are considered to be one of the most tranquil places in Gauteng to commune with nature. The gardens are characterised by rocky highveld grassland vegetation, with patches of dense bush… Read more
Meet at sunrise at the Magalies River Valley, and moments later you’ll be hovering over the tree tops sipping champagne and watching the light travel over the land as you look out over the Cradle of Humankind, or perhaps drifting above the… Read more
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Press Releases for the Cradle
- Maropeng wins two accolades at the 2014 Lilizela Tourism Awards 02 Oct 2014
- “The Beetle” has landed at Malapa Fossil Site 30 Sep 2014
- Harry the Hominid springs up at Cradlestone Mall 18 Sep 2014