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.

This is a must visit, take the kids along as well as it can be very educational. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. There is also a restaurant and a shop where you can buy souvenirs. At the end of the exhibition, you can put your hands in a sculpture of South Africa’s former late president Nelson Mandela. For more information and admission fees visit http://www.maropeng.co.za/

 

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