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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

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

Slices of South African History

A must-stop in South Africa is the Apartheid Museum. As you walk through the museum, the history of 20th Century South Africa unfolds. Even the entrance makes a statement. 711 more words


10 Out-Of-This-World Activities People Do For Fun In Johannesburg

Johannesburg… Home of the mines, no beaches and the places are all far away. Why is it still a tourist attraction? Well, simply because there’s so much fun things to get up to. 141 more words

South Africa