The Cradle of Humankind Visitor Centre Maropeng
35 locals recommend
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A interesting day out, 30 Minutes drive from Roodepoort. a wll known educational tourist attraction.
Visit this famous Heritiage Site where the homonid Mrs Pless was found. There are numerous activities to do around the Cradle. From excellent road and MTB cycle routes. Running or walking. The Lion and Rhino Park is situated nearby.
This is where everything started!!! Right here in Johannesburg! :-) The Cradle of Humankind together with the Sterkfontein Caves and the Rhino and Lion Reserve is a great day visit, especially for guests that will not be able to visit the Kruger National Park.
Maropeng is a great tourist attraction. Very educational in terms of the education of mankind.
You dont have to believe in Charles Darwins theory of evolution to be absolutely fascinated by all that has existed before and with us. Our version of the Richard Leaky finds an hour away. A day visit is good.
Is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind experience. Learn about the early hominids, see the evidence found by archaeologists and palaentologists, find out where we as homo sapien sapien fit into the path of time.
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