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
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
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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Press Releases for the Cradle
- Easter weekend in Maropeng 17 Apr 2014
- 29-million year-old discovery to be revealed 07 Oct 2013
- Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu inprints his foot at Maropeng 31 Jul 2013