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
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Press Releases for the Cradle
- Grooms race closes the day at Emerald Cup 23 Sep 2014
- Harry the Hominid springs up at Cradlestone Mall 18 Sep 2014
- Malapa Structure Launch at the Cradle of Humankind 03 Sep 2014