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The Cradle of Humankind Visitor Centre Maropeng

35 locals recommend

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November 4, 2019
A interesting day out, 30 Minutes drive from Roodepoort. a wll known educational tourist attraction.
June 11, 2019
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.
November 26, 2019
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.
Alexis Jo-Ann
Alexis Jo-Ann
October 12, 2019
Maropeng is a great tourist attraction. Very educational in terms of the education of mankind.
January 5, 2020
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.
December 12, 2019
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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Mogale, 1911
Phone+27 14 577 9000
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM