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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

The Moon and Sixpence

Sleeps 32 in 15 rooms

Situated in a village setting surrounded by beautiful fountains and gardens, The Moon and Sixpence is located in Muldersdrift, in the...
R1750
Total for your stay for 2 guests

Avianto

5 Reviews
Sleeps 70 in 35 rooms

Surrounded by the Zwartkoppies hills, on the banks of the Crocodile River just half an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria, rests Avianto -...
R2700
Total for your stay for 2 guests

Hartley Manor Guest House

51 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

Set in the beautiful Muldersdrift area, Hartley Manor offers both self catering cottages and B&B Units. Only 15 minutes from Lanseria,...
R990
Total for your stay for 2 guests

Misty Morn Cottages

4 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 4 rooms

Welcome to Misty Morn Cottages.Situated on a foothill, right on the doorstep of world heritage site ‘Cradle of Human Kind’, Misty Morn...
R1240
Total for your stay for 2 guests

Hakunamatata Guest Lodge & He...

5 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 12 rooms

Hakunamatata Guest Lodge & Health Resort is situated in Muldersdrift on a secure 21 acre estate and...
R1396
Total for your stay for 2 guests

Cradle Valley

12 Reviews
Sleeps 69 in 26 rooms

Lying just off one of the main highways in the Muldersdrift area, Cradle Valley offers bed and breakfast accommodation to guests. This is...
R1900
Total for your stay for 2 guests

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Map

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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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