The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site situated near Johannesburg, South Africa. Cradle of Humankind consists of a dozen caves that are full of ancient fossilized remains of animals, plants and hominids. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its history that dates back millions of years. As well as a paleoanthropological site the Cradle of Humankind also consists of a large green area that is used for multiple purposes.
The site is situated to the north west of Johannesburg. The best way to get there is by car but there are also tour buses that run from the city centre.
Opening Times and Admission
The Cradle of Humankind is open daily 9am-5pm.