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Welcome to the Cradle of HumankindIt Starts Here

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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JCI Geological Trail, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

JCI Geological Trail, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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

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

Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris

Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris

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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