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No8 Guest House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

No8 Guest House is situated in Krugersdorp North at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a green, leafy part of the suburb. We are 1,5km from...
No8 Guest House is situated in Krugersdorp North at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a green, leafy part of the suburb. We are 1,5km from the Key West Shopping Centre, within a 5 minute drive of a wide variety of attractions in The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
from R800

The Rabbit Hole Hotel

6 Reviews
Sleeps 31 in 16 rooms

The Rabbit Hole Guest House & Restaurant has 17 unique and artistically styled en-suite rooms. MCCI winner: Best Guest House. We offer...
The Rabbit Hole Guest House & Restaurant has 17 unique and artistically styled en-suite rooms. MCCI winner: Best Guest House. We offer Airport Transfers, Dinners, Lunch Packs, Daily Laundry done free of charge, limited free wireless internet access in all rooms.
from R720

Phefumula Country Retreat

33 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Nestled snugly in the mountains, our luxurious, secluded cottages have magnificent views of the crags - ideal for when you want a breather...
Nestled snugly in the mountains, our luxurious, secluded cottages have magnificent views of the crags - ideal for when you want a breather to reconnect body and soul.
from R1900

The Loft Guest House

4 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

The Loft Guest House is perfectly located on a main route of Krugersdorp and on the doorstep of Roodepoort. Situated in close proximity to...
The Loft Guest House is perfectly located on a main route of Krugersdorp and on the doorstep of Roodepoort. Situated in close proximity to four major shopping centres, the Loft Guest House offers you a home away from home with all the creature comforts you desire.
from R680

Stone Hill

22 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 9 rooms

Are you looking for a romantic and pet friendly getaway in the country. Perched high above the distant village of Magaliesburg, we offer...
Are you looking for a romantic and pet friendly getaway in the country. Perched high above the distant village of Magaliesburg, we offer seven top class, fully-equipped secluded and luxurious self-catering timber cottages accommodating from two to eight guests each. All are designed and equipped to give you the feeling of home from home and to make your stay that much more comfortable.
from R1240

Hornbill Lodge

7 Reviews
Sleeps 47 in 10 rooms

Hornbill Lodge Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the Riverine Forest on the banks of the Magalies River, in Magaliesburg, South...
Hornbill Lodge Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the Riverine Forest on the banks of the Magalies River, in Magaliesburg, South Africa.The lodge consists of six rooms and a lounge. We have one self catering unit which sleeps six people. All units are fully air-conditioned and luxuriously furnished.
from R160

The Farm

18 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Secure, private, self-catering accommodation in the Hartbeestfontein Conservancy, near Magaliesburg between Hekpoort and Skeerpoort only 20...
Secure, private, self-catering accommodation in the Hartbeestfontein Conservancy, near Magaliesburg between Hekpoort and Skeerpoort only 20 km from Hartbeespoort Dam. Right in the Hub of local tourist destinations. Facilities in the area include hiking, cycling, water sports and hot air ballooning. Please not that we don’t take last minutes bookings.
from R700

Magalies Manor

33 Reviews
Sleeps 76 in 32 rooms

In a valley nestled in the Magaliesberg mountain range lies an elegant and gracious country retreat, just 45 minutes from Johannesburg. ...
In a valley nestled in the Magaliesberg mountain range lies an elegant and gracious country retreat, just 45 minutes from Johannesburg. Magalies Manor is a small but exclusive country establishment, offering the very best of cuisine, personalized service and privacy.
from R1440

Olive Tree Guesthouse

12 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

Nestled in a secluded valley, Olive Tree Farm is perfect for a romantic break in the majestic Magalies mountains. If you want to explore...
Nestled in a secluded valley, Olive Tree Farm is perfect for a romantic break in the majestic Magalies mountains. If you want to explore the many fascinating aspects of the Magalies Meander or you just need to unwind, Olive Tree Farm offers you luxurious rooms in serene surroundings.
from R1300

Meerkatplaats Guesthouse and B&B

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Meerkatplaats offer self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in a lovely farmhouse, with...
Meerkatplaats offer self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in a lovely farmhouse, with dinners and lunches on request in your preferred environment. The guest house is set in a private garden surrounded by the bushveld.
from R1100

Sky Lodge

32 Reviews
Sleeps 50 in 9 rooms

Sky Lodge is a unique stone and thatch getaway in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. The lodge is located on 50 hectares of magnificent...
Sky Lodge is a unique stone and thatch getaway in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. The lodge is located on 50 hectares of magnificent mountainside and offers majestic views of the Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding Magaliesberg Mountain
from R1150

Thabametsi Farm

37 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 5 rooms

Thabametsi is a tranquil rustic self-catering getaway in the heart of scenic Magaliesburg. Activities include cycling, canoeing, fishing,...
Thabametsi is a tranquil rustic self-catering getaway in the heart of scenic Magaliesburg. Activities include cycling, canoeing, fishing, swimming, bird watching, various ball games and nature walks. Canoeing and fishing in the dam or mountain biking are some of the attractions for the more active.
from R640

Lavender Lake Farm - The Cottage

6 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 2 rooms

Offering an authentic farm environment where dam, fields, orchards and rock pools scatter the...
Offering an authentic farm environment where dam, fields, orchards and rock pools scatter the landscape, the cottage on Lavender Lake Farm will become your dream home in the country.
from R1000

The Elements

10 Reviews
Sleeps 3 in 1 room

The Elements is a rustic house set in the Magaliesberg Mountains on an established small-holding that has been drawing power from the...
The Elements is a rustic house set in the Magaliesberg Mountains on an established small-holding that has been drawing power from the natural elements for around 10 years.
from R900

Victorian Guest House

4 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 13 rooms

Victorian Guest House provides guest luxury, style and comfort with a harmonious blend in a relaxing atmosdphere.  These controlling...
Victorian Guest House provides guest luxury, style and comfort with a harmonious blend in a relaxing atmosdphere.  These controlling elements combined with professional yet personalized service suitable for both business and leisure traveller alike.
from R795

Hodge Podge Lodge Backpackers

9 Reviews
Sleeps 162 in 31 rooms

Hodge Podge Lodge Backpackers is set against the Magaliesberg Mountain Range and offers...
Hodge Podge Lodge Backpackers is set against the Magaliesberg Mountain Range and offers accommodation for tourists looking to relax in a tranquil environment.
from R370

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

3 Reviews
Sleeps 172 in 50 rooms

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, flagship property of the Guvon Hotel Group, is well-known for excellent conference and function facilities in the...
Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, flagship property of the Guvon Hotel Group, is well-known for excellent conference and function facilities in the beautiful Muldersdrift countryside. Nestled at the foothills of the Zwartkops Mountains in the Cradle of Humankind.
from R2048

Bushwillow Tented Camp

Sleeps 60 in 10 rooms

Situated in Muldersdrift only 30 minutes from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Bush Willow Tented Camp offers a unique experience. The small...
Situated in Muldersdrift only 30 minutes from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Bush Willow Tented Camp offers a unique experience. The small tented camp is built in a sector of Glenburn Lodge which is surrounded by indigenous bush, at the foot of the Zwartkops Mountains, on the banks of the Blaauwbank River.
from R860

Mamagalie Mountain Lodge

123 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 5 rooms

In the heart of the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain range lies Mamagalie Mountain Lodge. Head northwest from Johannesburg and after a 1 ½...
In the heart of the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain range lies Mamagalie Mountain Lodge. Head northwest from Johannesburg and after a 1 ½ hour's journey our warm welcome awaits you. On arrival, relax and unwind with a refreshing drink, then take time to enjoy the majestic views over the Buffelspoort Valley and dam while you cool off in the swimming pool. Regret, no 1night stays over weekends.
from R700

Cradle of Humankind South Africa

Cradle of Humankind  Accommodation

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 more and more sophisticated grunts as we tried to make sense of our environment. Its also the place where 1.8 million years ago we first "domesticated" fire.
You can do a tour of the Sterkfontein Caves, where there is a small interpretive museum, but you'll get more out of a visit here if you take a dedicated tour with a knowledgeable guide who can tell you about the various discoveries.

OK – to be perfectly honest, it's unlikely that these hominids lived only in the Sterkfontein area – they probably ranged all over southern Africa but, in order for fossils to be preserved, they need to die under ideal conditions – ideal conditions for fossil formation, not ideal conditions for life, obviously.

And the Cradle of Humankind, with its heavy deposits of limestone, offered the perfect environment for the preservation of these ancient skeletons. Since 1947, when Robert Broom discovered the first hominid fossil, who came to be known as Mrs Ples, literally thousands of fossils have been found at Sterkfontein and the other sites that make up the Cradle of Humankind.

But, even if you're not particularly interested in visiting the place where our ancestors hung out, the Cradle of Humankind is a great place to visit and it is close to Pretoria and Johannesburg. There are enough small game farms, caves, restaurants, craft shops and guesthouses to keep you occupied for a couple of days. You could even go for a hot air balloon ride. The Cradle is also close to the town of Magaliesburg and the Magaliesberg Mountains.

World Heritage Sites – Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs

The Cradle of Humankind was proclaimed one of South Africa's first World Heritage Sites in 1999.

Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs Krugersdorp, Gauteng S25º55'45 E27º 47'20

Makapan Valley Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Limpopo, South Africa S24º9'31 E29º10'37

Taung Skull Fossil Site Taung, North West, South Africa S27º37'10 E24º37'59

The Taung Skull Fossil Site, part of the extension, is the place where in 1924 the celebrated Taung Skull - a specimen of the species Australopithecus africanus - was found. Makapan Valley, also in the site, features in its many archaeological caves traces of human occupation and evolution dating back some 3.3 million years. The area contains essential elements that define the origin and evolution of humankind. Fossils found there have enabled the identification of several specimens of early hominids, more particularly specimens of Paranthropus, dating back between 4.5 million and 2.5 million years as well as evidence of the domestication of fire 1.8 million to 1 million years ago. It is an extension to the site inscribed in 1999.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Selection Criteria

  • (iii). To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • (vi). To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).

Source: UNESCO

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...

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