Cradle of Humankind

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A mere hour's drive from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is a place of major significance. It was here we first became human. Here where we first stood upright on our own two, rather oddly shaped, feet, explored the uses to which we could put our usefully opposed thumbs, and experimented with... Read more

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Magaliesburg Town of Magalies Meander

Beautiful - Magaliesburg is still somewhere that I love to go. It's so close to home, yet you feel like you're in the wilderness somewhere far away. The sights are beautiful, the peace when you in the remote areas is heaven. Watching a hot air balloon go up at sunrise is really a majestic sight. I'd recommend anyone that wants a restful weekend away to head for Magaliesburg. It's just plain beautiful.

Amelia Sharman
South Africa
Magaliesburg Town of Magalies Meander

Feel at home - Nice place to go and relax, candle making was nice and going down mine was also great, lots of places to visit

SYLVIA EVANS
South Africa
Magaliesburg Town of Magalies Meander

Quiet - Not a huge amount to do with small children although there are a few restaurants and cafes with playgrounds. Nice to go to escape from Joburg.

Anna Le Gouais
South Africa
Hekpoort Town of Gauteng

Barton Folly - Ideal place for daily trips.

Jeanneke Nix - van der Velden
Netherlands
Magaliesburg Town of Magalies Meander

Picture perfect mountains - Quiet and serene... perfect for a weekend getaway out of town as the drive is really not that far and lots to see and do in the area!

Jessica Sims
South Africa
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  • Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum in
    Cradle of Humankind

    1 Review
    Gold diggers welcome! Have you ever tried panning for gold? Not many folk have witnessed how mining was...
  • Hennops Hiking Trail Hennops Hiking Trail

    Hiking Trail in
    Cradle of Humankind

    1 Review
    The 20 km Hennops Mountain Biking Trail doubles up as the Hennops Hiking Trail. Along with the Zebra...
  • Magalies Wild Game Farm Magalies Wild Game Farm

    Nature Reserve in
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    2 Reviews
    With a beautiful view of the Magaliesburg Mountains, Magalies Wild Game Farm features some fun and...
  • The Trading Post The Trading Post

    Village Marketplace in
    Cradle of Humankind

    1 Review
    The Trading Post is a venue in Magaliesburg (on the R24 to Rustenburg). It houses the Magaliesburg...
  • Kranskloof Hiking Trail Kranskloof Hiking Trail

    Hiking Trail in
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    The Kranskloof Hiking Trail starts at the overnight camp and passes a dam before ascending up the...
  • Sanctuary Wellness Studio Sanctuary Wellness Studio

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    Sanctuary Wellness Studio is located in Whispering Pines Country Estate and offers facials, massages,...
  • Big Cat Experience Big Cat Experience

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    Welcome on a journey to experience the largest feline predators. You will be introduced to Clouded...
  • Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris

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    Hot air ballooning in the beautiful Magalies River Valley, where you will experience some of the best...
  • Wild Cave Adventures Wild Cave Adventures

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  • Hot Air Ballooning Cradle Game Reserve Hot Air Ballooning Cradle Game Reserve

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    Hot air ballooning over the Cradle of Humankind is an experience not to be missed. The Cradle of...
  • Lesedi Cultural Village Lesedi Cultural Village

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Cradle of Humankind Restaurants

  • Black Horse Brewery and Restaurant Black Horse Brewery and Restaurant

    Contemporary Restaurant in
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    5 Reviews
    This microbrewery has four unique beers on tap and a stunning restaurant in a country setting. The...
  • Bundu Coyote Bar Bundu Coyote Bar

    Restaurant in
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    1 Review
    The Bundu Coyote Bar was one of the first pubs built in the area in the 1960’s and has become a well...
  • Melon Rouge Restaurant Melon Rouge Restaurant

    Country Restaurant in
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    1 Review
    Eccentric, rustic, bohemian and countrified, Melon Rouge is a little known restaurant serving...
  • Goblins Cove Goblins Cove

    South African Restaurant in
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    4 Reviews
    Goblins Cove inspires fantasies and magic within the unique cove shaped restaurant wrapped around...
  • Hollybrooke Farm Coffee Shop Hollybrooke Farm Coffee Shop

    Country Restaurant in
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    The menu exudes country warmth and invites languid lunches in the shade of an old tree or within the...
  • Dros Krugersdorp Dros Krugersdorp

    South African Restaurant in
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    This proudly South African restaurant is a favourite among families and serves up hearty meals at...
  • Frog and Toad Restaurant and Pub Frog and Toad Restaurant and Pub

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    Fully licensed restaurant and pub with affordable meals from about R35-R80. Kiddies meals are also...
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Top Destinations near Cradle of Humankind

  • Magaliesburg Magaliesburg

    23.0km from Cradle of Humankind

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    The Magaliesberg is a beautiful low range of hills not far from the city of Johannesburg and close to...
  • Broederstroom Broederstroom

    17.9km from Cradle of Humankind

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  • Hekpoort Hekpoort

    16.1km from Cradle of Humankind

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  • Krugersdorp Game Reserve Krugersdorp Game Reserve

    19.7km from Cradle of Humankind

    Krugersdorp Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 as well as hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and...
  • Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

    5.6km from Cradle of Humankind

    The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is set in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site,...
  • Kloofzicht Nature Reserve Kloofzicht Nature Reserve

    7.6km from Cradle of Humankind

  • Aloe Ridge Game Reserve Aloe Ridge Game Reserve

    8.6km from Cradle of Humankind

    Aloe Ridge Hotel & Game Reserve is situated just 40 km from Johannesburg on a remnant of the indigenous...
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