10 Places of Interest at the Cradle of Humankind

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Nature Reserves

Cradle Nature Reserve

The Cradle Nature Reserve covers an area of 3 000 hectares, which includes a delightful array of plant and animal species representing the diversity of South Africa. The wildlife within this private reserve includes white rhino, giraffe, brown hyena and ...

World Heritage Sites / Landmarks / Archaeological

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind Site comprises a strip of a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossillised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The dolomite in which the ...

Archaeological / Landmarks / World Heritage Sites

Fossil Hominid Sites

Fossil Hominid Sites at Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage Site South Africa. The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein caves, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs have produced abundant scientific information on the evolution of the human being ...

Memorials / Mandela Route / Landmarks / Uniquely South African

Long March to Freedom Monument

South Africa’s "march to freedom" has been a long and complex one, and visitors will find themselves completely awe-struck by this country’s journey when they visit the Long March to Freedom Monument. This fascinating monument, which is growing all the ...

Nature Reserves / Mountain Reserves / Landmarks

Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve

The Magaliesberg is the second oldest mountain range in the world, almost 100 times older than Mount Everest, and half the age of the earth. It is described as being 'at the interface of two great African biomes – the Central Grassland Plateaux and the ...

Landmarks / Memorials / Miscellaneous

Nirox Sculpture Park

North west of Johannesburg is an area known as the Cradle of Humankind. It's a newsworthy area not least for the recent release of data based on two Australopithecus sediba fossils discovered in the area. The science postulates, rather ...

Nature Reserves

Northern Farm Nature Reserve

Northern Farm Nature Reserve (known by locals simply as Northern Farms) is known to MTB cyclists as a network of criss-crossing paths on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind. It is one of Johannesburg's 'insider' secrets. But it's also one of the best ...

Nature Reserves

Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy

A real breathing space of green open grassland, the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy borders the Cradle of Humankind in a green lung between Johannesburg, Krugersdorp and Pretoria. This beautiful green space spans roughly 10 000 hectares and a wealth ...

Nature Reserves

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Set in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve lies roughly 40 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg; a chance to see white rhino, lion, buffalo, hippo and other species of game up close and within half an hour of the ...

Natural Wonders / World Heritage Sites

Sterkfontein Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves are a series of limestone caves 50 kilometres north west of Johannesburg that are not only the richest, but most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. They form part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, ...

Cradle of Humankind as a destination

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Doornhoek, Hekpoort, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp, Lanseria, Magaliesburg, Muldersdrift, Renosterspruit

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