About the Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind region in South Africa, which is approximately 90 minutes' drive from the Johannesburg city centre, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about stones and bones, wine and dine in tranquil surroundings, try out a range of adrenalin-pumping activities, have a beautiful wedding, discover a range of wonderful wildlife and experience culture and craft.

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight in the country. It's the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils.

The area is also home to a diversity of birds, animals and plants, some of which are rare or endangered.

Celebrating the journey of everybody who visits Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind

August 16, 2016

Many ancient African tribes used to celebrate a ritual called Isivivane, which encouraged those who left a village to leave their mark behind. 

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STONES AND BONES  |  WINE AND DINE  |  ADRENALINE PUMPING  |  WILDLIFE WONDERS
CULTURE AND CRAFT  |  SPEND THE NIGHT  |  MEET AND GREET  |  WEDDING BELLS