Things to Do in Cradle of Humankind

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Magalies Wild Game Farm

Magalies Wild Game Farm

Nature Reserves in Magaliesburg (41.4 km from Cradle of Humankind)

With a beautiful view of the Magaliesburg Mountains, Magalies Wild Game Farm features some fun and exciting things to do for young and old. Activities include bird and game watching, game drives (self driving is possible with a 4x4), walking trails and sunset viewing at a picnic site.

Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine

Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine

Galleries and Museums in Magaliesburg (27.2 km from Cradle of Humankind)

Gold diggers welcome! Have you ever tried panning for gold? Not many folk have witnessed how mining was done over a hundred-and-thirty years ago. Join experienced tour leaders for the experience of a lifetime as they take you back through the corridors of time into the original workings of the oldest gold mine in Gauteng.Wearing hard hats and...

Hennops Hiking Trail

Hennops Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Magaliesburg (29 km from Cradle of Humankind)

The 20 km Hennops Mountain Biking Trail doubles up as the Hennops Hiking Trail. Along with the Zebra Trail and the Krokodilberg Trail, the Hennops trails provide hikers with a variety of routes for short weekends and longer getaways. The Hennops Picnic Spot features braai facilities and swimming pools.

The Trading Post

The Trading Post

Village Marketplaces in Magaliesburg (24.7 km from Cradle of Humankind)

The Trading Post is a venue in Magaliesburg (on the R24 to Rustenburg). It houses the Magaliesburg Green Kitchen Market every Sunday from 9am-1pm as well as other craft shops and eating places.

Wild Cave Adventures

Wild Cave Adventures

Popular Attractions in Cradle of Humankind

Abseil into a dark cavern or go hiking and caving in the Cradle of Humankind with Wild Cave Adventures. This family-run business offers adventure seekers opportunities to explore the extreme cave areas safely. Along with the adrenaline rush, the excursions are interesting and create public awareness in environmental preservation. Booking is...

Krugersdorp Game Reserve Game Reserve

Krugersdorp Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Krugersdorp Game Reserve

Krugersdorp Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 as well as hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and prolific birdlife. Most visitors come here to check out the lions in their enclosure. There’s also a large bird aviary. The habitat is mostly grassveld with small dams and reed beds. Keen birders will be reaching for their binoculars to spot...

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is set in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, west of Johannesburg. This private game park opened in 1985 with just two white rhinos, but today boasts more than 600 animals. The more than 30 species in the reserve include buffalo, lion, white rhino, wild dog, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and...

Aloe Ridge Game Reserve Game Reserve

Aloe Ridge Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Aloe Ridge Game Reserve

Aloe Ridge Hotel & Game Reserve is situated just 40 km from Johannesburg on a remnant of the indigenous bushveld. Game viewing trips from open safari vehicles deliver wonderfully close encounters with hippo, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, ostrich, zebra, eland, gemsbok, kudu and black wildebeest. Glimpses of rare Nyala are fairly commonplace, while...

Cradle Picnics

Cradle Picnics

Popular Attractions in Protea Ridge (1 km from Cradle of Humankind)

Surprise your loved one with a mesmerising picnic experience in the Majestic Magalies Mountains. A basket filled with decadent treats and mouthwatering delicacies will be waiting for you on a blanket showered with rose petals to set the perfect milieu. We will add the extra touch by adding red stemmed roses and strawberries dipped in chocolate...

Hot Air Ballooning Cradle Game Reserve

Hot Air Ballooning Cradle Game Reserve

Popular Attractions in Magaliesburg (2 km from Cradle of Humankind)

Hot air ballooning over the Cradle of Humankind is an experience not to be missed. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is only a 20 minutes' drive from Johannesburg's northern suburbs. The site includes the Cradle Game Reserve, Josh Nash Game Reserve, the Rhino and Lion Park, and the Sterkfontein Caves. The balloon takes off from the...

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Popular Attractions in Muldersdrift (2.3 km from Cradle of Humankind)

The Cradle of Humankind is a significant UNESCO World Heritage Site about 50 km northwest of Johannesburg. Aptly named the Cradle of Humankind for the fact that it is the site where many of the oldest hominid fossils have been found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago. Since 1947, when Robert Broom discovered the first hominid...

Big Cat Experience

Big Cat Experience

Popular Attractions in Protea Ridge (5.6 km from Cradle of Humankind)

Welcome on a journey to experience the largest feline predators. You will be introduced to Clouded Leopards, Lions, White Tigers, Leopard, Black Leopard, Jaguar, Panthers and more! It's a full day program, all inclusive: Entrance fees, al la Carte lunch and drinks! It's a mere 45 minute drive out of Johannesburg, and offers a truly wild...

Sterkfontein Caves

Sterkfontein Caves

Popular Attractions in Hekpoort (9.5 km from Cradle of Humankind)

The spectacular discoveries in 1947 at Sterkfontein, now part of the Cradle of Humankind are no secret and have gained South Africa the reputation as the birthplace of the human race.‘Mrs ‘Ples’, the 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and 'Little Foot', an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old,...

Maropeng Visitor Centre

Maropeng Visitor Centre

Galleries and Museums in Hekpoort (11.8 km from Cradle of Humankind)

Just a one-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria is the place where we all became human. This is where our story began, and by coming here, you are coming ‘home’. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this region.The Maropeng Visitor Centre is a thrilling, world-class exhibition that...

Hot Air Ballooning Toadbury Hall

Hot Air Ballooning Toadbury Hall

Popular Attractions in Magaliesburg (12.7 km from Cradle of Humankind)

If you are looking for a romantic, luxurious and cosy adventure then hot air ballooning at Toadbury Hall is the perfect escape. Toadbury Hall is only a 20 minutes' from Johannesburg's northern suburbs and is situated at the heart of the Crocodile River Valley. The balloon takes off just before sunrise and the flight is approximately one hour...