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The Cradle of Humankind

#30 of 274 things to do in Greater Johannesburg Features Animals
Krugersdorp North, South Africa
+27 11 659 1622
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Krugersdorp North, South Africa
+27 11 659 1622
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the message this place is trying to send -- trying to bring us together as a species to enforce the fact that we are all the same and that colour is an arbitrary division. I think it is well done and powerful in...More

Thank Amara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Innovative and simple. Good to develop a reflection about humankind past, present, and future. Well organized.

Thank fdescampos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational ,It is the place where we actual belong to says data. but not advised with small kids since they get bored.....

Thank jimmy304554
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited both the Cradle of Humankind center and the Sterkfontein caves on a day trip from Johannesburg. The Homo Naledi original skeleton was on display. Seeing the original is a rare experience since most museums display reproductions. The museum does an excellent job of...More

Thank John & Carol B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A leisurely hours drive from joburg. A good day trip to this Cradle site, with Sterkfontein caves about 10 min away. Enjoyed our tour, and the scenery. Totally wide open spaces.

Thank iannsa
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I visited with my 13 year old son, and this was an excellent outing. He had done a project on Homo Naledi in school just a few weeks after the finding was publicized. The entire skeleton is exhibited here, along with very interesting exhibits. It's...More

Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This was probably one of my favorite places that I visited while in SA. This was the type of place that is truly an educational and an overall experience. The cave experience is like being transported through time. And going through the museum is like...More

Thank SDot313
Reviewed 12 July 2017

As a South African with some depth of knowledge, I was not expecting this complex story to be so well told, and in such a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. Each member of the family came away with something, from scientific insight to appreciation of the...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The museum was great! We drove specifically from Johannesburg to see the cradle of humankind (combined with the Sterkfontein Caves site) and were really happy about it! I believe that the different sections offer a good balance between contemplating and acting so you don't get bored along...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

There are two parts to the experience, a visit to the underground caves at Sterkfontein and then the museum at Maropeng. The caves have a small museum attached where you can see information on the pre-humanoid discoveries in the area as well as some basic...More

Thank 932Charles
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Derek i | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the earlier answer. Our visit to view the exhibition and the caves took between 3 and 4 hours.
Stephanie L
16 April 2016|
Response from MrMikeAppleValley | Reviewed this property |
If you are not adverse to driving, a rental car is the best option. It will be much cheaper than booking a tour for two and will allow you to visit other sites such as the nearby Sterkfontien Caves on your own schedule... More