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 adrenaline-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 10 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.

Specials at the Cradle this Easter weekend

April 18, 2019

The Easter long weekend is here and if you’re looking for something to do, the Cradle of Humankind has a host of places and activities you can enjoy with your…

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