South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind” made international news in September 2015, when South African paleontologist Lee Berger announced the discovery of a possible new human ancestor called Homo naledi.
Although the announcement drew new attention to the Cradle of Humankind, it has been a popular tourist destination for years. It boasts several interesting museums and other attractions, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
The Cradle makes a perfect destination for a day trip away from Joburg, or even a full weekend escape from the city. Here are suggested itineraries for both scenarios.
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