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
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
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
- Wits hosts biggest gathering of Southern African fossil hunters 08 Jul 2014
- Easter weekend in Maropeng 17 Apr 2014
- The Cradle Cycle Festival 2014 09 Apr 2014