Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

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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

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R2995
1 night, 2 adults

17 Cheetah Park

Sleeps 8 Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve Guest House in Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
1.25km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Kenjara Lodge

Sleeps 42 Kromdraai Backpacker in Kromdraai
4.38km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

from R695
1 night, 2 adults

The Cradle Rest

Sleeps 30 Kromdraai Guest House in Kromdraai
6.65km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

from R2680
1 night, 2 adults

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Sleeps 172 Muldersdrift Lodge in Muldersdrift
7.08km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, flagship property of the Guvon Hotel Group, is well-known for excellent conf...

from R1300
1 night, 2 adults

Mount Savannah Game Reserve

Sleeps 8 Krugersdorp Safari in Krugersdorp
7.24km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Mount Savannah is situated within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site - a 47,000-hectare tou...

from R3000
1 night, 2 adults

Sibani Lodge

Sleeps 8 Magaliesburg Lodge in Magaliesburg
7.30km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

from R1250
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Savanna

Sleeps 8 Lanseria Country House in Lanseria
7.82km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Villa Savanna is a 4 Star rated African country-styled bed and breakfast guest house overlooking the...

from R4000
1 night, 2 adults

Forum Homini

Sleeps 28 Muldersdrift Hotel in Muldersdrift
7.95km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Situated on a private game estate in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, one of the world's most f...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

The Cradle Lodge

Sleeps 16 Cradle of Humankind Guest House in Cradle of Humankind
8.70km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

The Cradle Lodge, with 8 luxury suites, is situated in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind.

from R790
1 night, 2 adults

Apricot Hill Farm

Sleeps 34 Muldersdrift Self-catering in Muldersdrift
8.76km from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

High on a hilltop in Honingklip, amidst the peach and rose farms, with a superb view of the rolling ...

 
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