Cradle of Humankind
The limestone Caves
Cradle of Humankind Reviews
The Cradle of Humanity in the Ancient limestone Caves of South Africa Apr 20, 2002
One can spend a lifetime exploring South Africa. It is the place of great beauty and nature. There are thousands of things one can choose to do when down there, depending on what pleases you, there are alternative activities through this extra-ordinary country. Africa is the birthplace of humankind and the birthplace of earliest civilization and technology. Archeological, scientific and anthropology findings have long since found undisputed evidence that humankind began in Africa; at the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa.
I recommend visiting the 'Cradle of Humankind' located in the ancient limestone caves. It was designated a UNESCO Heritage site for it's cultural significance in 1999. The cradle is home to hominid fossils estimated to be more than three and a half million years old. The 47,000 acres of land has a rich history that only the ancient fossils can tell.
Getting to Gauteng is easy, it is only 50 kilometers from Johannesburg. Many travel companies provide day tours to and from.
PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
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