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About Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a place where every person on the planet is in some way or other, linked. Some of the most important humanoid fossils have been discovered here, including a separate species, and it’s believed to be the place where all humankind originated.

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321 accommodation listings within km from Cradle of Humankind. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Thaba Manzi Ranch

Guest Farms in Magaliesburg

Superior accommodations and on site activities ranging from doing "nothing at all" to horse trails, cattle drives, hi...

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Braai Area
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R800.0

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23.5 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Art Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Hartbeespoort

To visit the safety haven of Elsa is like moving into another world. A Frieda Khalo experience right here in Hartebee...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
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R750.0

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33.5 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Villa D'or Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hotels in Fourways, Johannesburg (Joburg)

Centrally located in trendy Fourways, upmarket guest house withy modern luxury rooms.

Swimming Pool
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R780.0

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34.7 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Cocomo Guesthouse, Spa & Conference Centre

Boutique Hotels in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

All 9 rooms have their own private entrance, Air conditioning, TV with DSTV, mini fridge bar, lovely view and en-suit...

Swimming Pool
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R1450.0

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33.7 km from Cradle of Humankind*


La Vue Guesthouse & Function Venue

Guest Houses in Lanseria, Johannesburg (Joburg)

Standard Rooms
These rooms share a comfortable open patio, looking out over the countryside. Step into a spacious bed...

Conference Facility

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R700.0

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25.9 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Shangrila Innibos Country Lodge

Camps, Caravan Parks, Chalets, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge, Resorts, Self Catering in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

SHANGRILA-INNIBOS is a private Lodge offering a variety of COMFORTABLE & AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION such Overnight bedr...

Swimming Pool
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TV

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R890.0

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31.3 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Kumbagana Game Lodge

Chalets, Game Lodges, Self Catering in Rustenburg

The self-catering chalets are constructed in log cabin-style and are fully equipped. From the verandah guests can vie...

Swimming Pool
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Conference Facility
Braai Area
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Bar

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R1275.0

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28.9 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Dalen's Self-Catering Apartments

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Lanseria, Johannesburg (Joburg)

Nestled in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, Dalen’s self-catering apartments offer upmarket accommodation amidst...

Braai Area
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Aircon

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R450.0

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22.7 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Willinga Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

All seven of our suites are built utilising the views to the maximum, whilst maintaining your privacy, five thatch su...

Swimming Pool
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Jacuzzi
TV

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R1450.0

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31.7 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Annies House (Romantic Getaway) - Where Todays Moments Become Tomorrows Memories

Guest Houses in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

Annies House “Romantic Getaway” with delightfully refurbished rooms that speak of elegance, romance, style and servic...

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Braai Area
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R1733.0

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33.3 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Nullarbor Cottages

Cottages in Magaliesburg

Units are of wooden and/or brick construction. All are individually and tastefully equipped and situated approximatel...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Braai Area
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TV

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R900.0

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14.0 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Reeds River Lodge

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

Reeds River Lodge offers guests a choice of 8 fully equipped self-catering units ranging from 2-Sleeper Units, 4-Slee...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
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DSTV

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R1440.0

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23.0 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Vulture Creek Holiday Accommodation

Holiday Homes in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

All rooms are lone standing self-catering units. They are equipped with private bathrooms, kitchens and sitting rooms...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1200.0

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34.3 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Palm Valley Inn

Self Catering in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

Cosmopolitan 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, spacious & air-conditioned equipped with fully equipped kitchens, DSTV (hot...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
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WiFi
Bar
TV

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R680.0

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33.9 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Woodland Gardens

Chalets, Cottages, Self Catering in Magaliesburg

Woodland Gardens has private, secluded, romantic chalets for couples, as well as small group or family accommodation,...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
Pet Friendly
TV

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R1920.0

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23.3 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Amadwala Lodge

Chalets in Honeydew, Johannesburg (Joburg)

Amadwala means “Place of the Rock” and this Johannesburg lodge is immersed in its 5.5 hectare bush environment. Withi...

Swimming Pool

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R990.0

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26.1 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Kosmos Manor Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Kosmos, Hartbeespoort

The guest house offers luxury accommodation for a pleasant nights rest.

Our presidential suites have their own walk-...

Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Jacuzzi
DSTV

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R900.0

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31.3 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Steynshoop Mountain Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Magaliesburg

Steynshoop Mountain Lodge is a luxury Lodge on a private estate, beautifully situated on an elevated site in the scen...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
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R715

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15.9 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Saamrus Guest Farm

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Magaliesburg

Self-catering, Pet-friendly Accommodation in Magaliesburg, Gauteng.

Do you dream of wide open views, walking along a...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1130.0

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14.8 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Protea Ridge Guest Cottages

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in North Riding, Randburg

Protea Ridge Guest Cottages & Conference Centre have 8 luxurious thatched suites and 6 spacious self-contained thatch...

Swimming Pool
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R870.0

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29.0 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Corgi Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in North Riding, Randburg

Located on a beautifully landscaped property, this unique accommodation is inspired by the warm hospitality shown to...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
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Braai Area
Dishwasher
TV
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DSTV
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Gym

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R590.0

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32.8 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Thatch View

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hartbeespoort

Each unit can accommodate up to a maximum of four guests (Two Adults and two children) on a queen-size bed and couche...

Braai Area
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV
Jacuzzi
Full Kitchen
TV

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R1450.0

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33.7 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Pepperwood Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Randburg

Pepperwood has a large peaceful garden with a pool, secure parking behind electric gates and under lights all night. ...

Swimming Pool
Bar
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Gym
TV

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R600.0

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33.0 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Out of Africa Village Hartbeespoort

Self Catering in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

Out of Africa Lodge is a tranquil and secluded, private Bush Lodge retreat, situated on the private Peglarae Nature E...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
Conference Facility
DSTV

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R950.0

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29.7 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Chartwell Castle & Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Fourways, Johannesburg (Joburg)

Four double rooms with en-suite bathrooms and underfloor heating.
One Family Suite up to a maximum of five guest. Ou...

Swimming Pool
Internet access
Braai Area
TV

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R750.0

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30.0 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Rustic Cottage

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Rustenburg

This thatched roof house offers accommodation in 3 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. All bedrooms are located on the top fl...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1050.0

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24.6 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Ikhaya Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Boskruin, Johannesburg (Joburg)

If you are looking for luxurious Johannesburg accommodation, Ikhaya Guest House is an exclusive Bed and Breakfast Gue...

Swimming Pool
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R630.0

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32.3 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Bankenveld House Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Krugersdorp

Bankenveld House has panoramic views of the Cradle of Humankind and guests can enjoy the birdlife in the garden, list...

Swimming Pool
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R550.0

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16.8 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Lesego Guest House

Guest Houses in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

Lesego Holiday Home is a twelve-bedroom bed and breakfast holiday home, ideally situated in the lovely village of Sch...

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R1200.0

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34.4 km from Cradle of Humankind*


Three Oaks and an Aloe Boutique Hotel

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Hotels in Hartbeespoort Dam, Hartbeespoort

The hotel is spacious and airy, decorated in a modern but understated manner with a touch of Africa. The large garden...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
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Aircon
Laundry facilities
Wheelchair Friendly
Bar
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R1090.0

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34.8 km from Cradle of Humankind*


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*All distances listed are as the crow flies, and not actual travel distances.

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Kromdraai Wonder Cave, Wonder Cave

More info about Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a place where every person on the planet is in some way or other, linked. Some of the most important humanoid fossils have been discovered here, including a separate species, and it’s believed to be the place where all humankind originated.

The 47000ha site was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 and the visitor centre called Maropeng – meaning to return to the place of our origins in the Setswana language – welcomes visitors to experience this fascinating location. The Maropeng information centre is entered via the Tumulus building, designed to appear as a burial mound, and visitors are first introduced to a working excavation site before being taken through the ‘passage of time’ in terms of human development.

The Cradle of Humankind is roughly an hour’s drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Gauteng Province, South Africa. It was mapped on Google for the world to get a virtual glimpse of what to expect prior to visiting and the well-known ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond recently filmed the first episode of their new TV series The Grand Tour, at the Cradle of Humankind, see Twitter hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg.

Fossil finds at the Cradle of Humankind include a 2.4million-year old complete female skull, labelled Mrs Ples, at the Sterkfontein caves way back in 1947. Major excavations began in the cave in 1966 and continue today.  

The discovery of a new humanoid species at the Rising Star cave was the subject of a National Geographic documentary titled Homo Naledi: Dawn of Humanity. Over 1500 bones were discovered and more are being found as the researchers travel deeper into the cave.

With the amazing finds at these sites, scientists have been able to learn more of human origins, their evolution over time, even the spreading of cancers and other sicknesses.

For anyone wanting to know more about man’s beginnings, the Cradle of Humankind is the authoritative starting point.