The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is a remarkable 47 000 hectare destination with a rich and fascinating history told to us through the ancient fossils that have been found here. It also has over 400 attractions, including restaurants, art and craft outlets, lodges, wildlife facilities, places of historical interest and spaces for young and old just to have fun.
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site offers a wonderful experience for national and international tourists, a rich source of information for scientists and researchers, opportunities for economic development and job creation, and a chance for all to be part of humanities history.
Visit the world-famous Sterkfontein caves and the award-winning Visitor Interpretation Centre at Maropeng. Then discover the attractions of the rest of this incredible destination. Make sure you get a map because there is so much to do that you’ll have to come back again and again. Come to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, the home of our ancestors, and discover ancient history, learn about human beginnings, take a journey of discovery and adventure, enjoy yourself. We’ve been waiting for you for 4 million years.