Uncover the Cradle of Humankind

From awe-inspiring cave tours to up-close encounters with native wildlife, the Cradle of Humankind ticks all of the boxes for curious travellers who are hungry for an adventure.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is where you will find the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitor Centre – two key places for those interested in delving deeper into the origins of humankind. Along with educational exploits and scenic hikes along hiking trails or through reserves, the Cradle of Humankind is also home to a variety of popular holiday escapes, including a host of world-class restaurants and plenty of sumptuous accommodation options.

Looking to savour an experience with the region’s wildlife? You’ll love the complimentary game drive included in your room rate when staying at Mount Savannah Game Reserve. A visit to Bothongo Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in nearby Hartbeespoort is a must too, especially if you have children travelling with you. They’ll love catching sight of lions lurking in the tall grass, as well as riding around the bicycle track at the Cradle Bike Park.

Combine thrill-seeking with relaxation (yes, it’s a thing!) as you soar to new heights during a hot air balloon ride at sunrise. You’ll set off from Cradle Game Reserve and float softly across 48 000 ha of wild countryside. Breath-taking views and a memorable experience are guaranteed.


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