About Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

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 fossil, “Mrs Ples”, literally thousands of fossils have been found at Sterkfontein Caves and the other sites that make up the Cradle of Humankind.

Besides the novelty of hanging out where our ancestors lived, the Cradle of Humankind is a fabulous place to visit and it is close to Pretoria and Johannesburg. There are plenty of small wildlife reserves, caves, restaurants, craft shops and guesthouses to keep you busy for days. You could even go for a hot air balloon ride. The Cradle is also close to Hartbeespoort Dam, the town of Magaliesburg and the Magaliesberg Mountains.

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Accommodation near Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Apricot Hill Farm

5 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 11 rooms

High on a hilltop in Honingklip, amidst the peach and rose farms, with a superb view of the rolling foothills of the Magaliesberg...
from R790
per night for 2 guests

Bergvallei Estates

20 Reviews
Sleeps 66 in 19 rooms

Bergvallei Estates offers comfortable accommodation and a beautiful wedding venue. The estate is located near Krugersdorp, just off the...
from R560
per night for 2 guests

Hartley Manor Guest House

27 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

Set in the beautiful Muldersdrift area, Hartley Manor offers both self catering cottages and B&B Units. Only 15 minutes from Lanseria,...
from R770
per night for 2 guests

Random Harvest Country Cottag...

15 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 8 rooms

Set in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, we offer you a uniquely central location whilst retaining an...
from R950
per night for 2 guests

Usambara Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 72 in 24 rooms

Usambara Lodge is a unique, upmarket sanctuary for the modern day traveller. The lodge is conveniently situated near Muldersdrift, just...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Country Park Guesthouse and C...

8 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 7 rooms

The Country Park is situated just off Beyers Naude Drive in the tranquil country side of...
from R840
per night for 2 guests

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Map

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is 13km from the centre of Muldersdrift , the nearest airport 18km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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