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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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Maropeng Visitor Centre

Maropeng Visitor Centre

Housing one of South Africa’s most exciting exhibitions, the Maropeng Visitor Centre is an award-winning attraction and has a ... Read more

Do thingsAt the Cradle

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 ... 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, ... Read more

Bungee Mogale

Bungee Mogale

Bungee jumping began in the South Pacific as a rite of passage among young men proving their manhood.  Bungee Mogale, which offers a series of jumps, swings and slides off a 50m bridge in Krugersdorp, will surely test ... Read more

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