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About Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

The Cradle of Humankind is a significant UNESCO World Heritage Site about 50 km northwest of Johannesburg. Aptly named the Cradle of Humankind for the fact that it is the site where many of the oldest hominid fossils have been found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago.

Since 1947, when Robert Broom discovered the first hominid fossil, “Mrs Ples”, literally thousands of fossils have been found at Sterkfontein Caves and the other sites that make up the Cradle of Humankind.

Besides the novelty of hanging out where our ancestors lived, the Cradle of Humankind is a fabulous place to visit and it is close to Pretoria and Johannesburg. There are plenty of small wildlife reserves, caves, restaurants, craft shops and guesthouses to keep you busy for days. You could even go for a hot air balloon ride. The Cradle is also close to Hartbeespoort Dam, the town of Magaliesburg and the Magaliesberg Mountains.

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Accommodation near Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

Sleeps 200 in 0 rooms

Situated in the The Cradle of Humankind a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Glenburn Lodge & Spa is one of the leading banquet and...
Misty Hills Country Hotel Conference Centre and Spa is set in the heart of the Kromdraai Valley...

Beau Valley Backpackers

Sleeps 41 in 35 rooms

Beau Valley International Backpackers is located in the Cradle Moon Conservancy in Muldersdrif / Lanseria area. Ideal location for...
R250
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The Moon and Sixpence

Sleeps 40 in 18 rooms

Situated in a village setting surrounded by beautiful fountains and gardens, The Moon and Sixpence is located in Muldersdrift, in the...
R1750
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Misty Morn Cottages

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Sleeps 24 in 6 rooms

Welcome to Misty Morn Cottages.Situated on a foothill, right on the doorstep of world heritage site ‘Cradle of Human Kind’, Misty Morn...
R1040
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Meerkatplaats Guesthouse and ...

2 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 3 rooms

Nestled in the heart of the South African nation is an idyllic rest place - close-enough for...
R1260
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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Map

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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is 13km from the centre of Muldersdrift , the nearest airport 18km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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