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A saunter down South...seeing more of the homeland, soaking up more art.

Almost a month ago now, I was blessed to spend time in another part of the continent by visiting some more treasures of this earth in South Africa. 2,088 more words


Day 25 - Pretoria - 3 October

Our trip to Pretoria combined business with pleasure as Brian had to try and sort something out with the Turkish Embassy, so we were at their door by 9am. 261 more words

South Africa

Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng

The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. The name Cradle of Humankind reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number of fossils ever found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago. 86 more words


The Cradle of Humankind - A whole lot of living where life began

My first visit to the Cradle of Humankind (a UNESCO World Heritage site) was an afternoon at the Maropeng visitors centre about five years ago… 619 more words

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Rolling in the hills

After trawling through sites for a suitable accommodation out of the city. Two weeks later, I’m driving to Krugersdorp – anticipating a weekend to restore my energy. 343 more words

South Africa

Top 5 day trips around Gauteng

With my kids being older now, and having moved past the stage where petting zoos and jungle gyms are of much interest, I’ve been hard pressed to find other avenues to keep them entertained this summer. 951 more words

Exploring our Hominid Past

I recently visited the Cradle of Humankind, home to the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa UNESCO World Heritage Site, which sits about 30 kilometres outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. 552 more words

South Africa