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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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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 – all within close proximity to Gauteng’s big cities, Tshwane and… Read more

Stargazing at Maropeng

Stargazing at Maropeng

The Cradle of Humankind, just a 40-minute drive from the big smoke of Johannesburg, is nevertheless far enough from the city to revel in star-filled night skies.

Maropeng, the visitor centre that explores the cradle’s deeply significant place in… Read more

Traditional African Dining, Carnivore

Traditional African Dining, Carnivore

A meal at The Carnivore outside Johannesburg has become one of the cornerstone activities of a South African tour.  With food being so integral to tourism, visitors love the experience of discovering previously untried, exotic game meats.… Read more

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