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Cradle of Humankind Tour

Going right back to the beginnings, to the exceptional World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind, located about 31 miles from Johannesburg. Roughly 47,000 hectares in size, the Cradle of Humankind, is a famous destination where people from all over the globe come to admire some of the world’s oldest hominin fossils that lay to rest in the complex network of limestone rock known as the Sterkfontein Caves. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight in the country and is the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils. Here you will have the rare opportunity to view the 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed Mrs Ples) that was unearthed in 1947. Continue on the path of discovery and make your way to the birthplace of humanity, the Maropeng Visitor Centre. Learn the secrets of human ancestry at the world-class exhibition, which focuses on the development of humans and hominins through the ages. Complete the magical experience with a round boat ride through a series of tunnels depicting various states of the four elements





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