Accommodation near The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a significant site in South Africa, not only for South Africans, but the entire human race. It is a large area consisting of a complex of limestone caves. Among them are over 3 dozen in which fossils have been found. The most famous among them are the Sterkfontein Caves.

In 1947 Doctor Robert Broom and Doctor John T Robinson unearthed Mrs Ples, a 2.3 million year old hominid fossil, in the Sterkfontein Caves. She was a good complement to the growing collection of fossils and helped to answer some of the palaeontologists' lingering questions. This area has revealed the largest number of hominid fossils in the world and the collection to date includes some of the oldest, supporting the theory that Africa was indeed the birthplace of modern man. This is where the name, the Cradle of Humankind comes from.

The caves at the Cradle of Humankind are continuously being excavated and new fossils being found. It is one of the oldest, continuous archaeological digs in the world.

To enhance the visitors' experience of the area, the Maropeng Visitors' Centre was established not too long ago. In it you will find an interpretation centre which explains the history of the site and what the various finds indicate about our shared history. The name 'Maropeng' which means 'returning to the place of our origin' in Seswati, also alludes to the theory of humanity's origins being in Africa.

The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Maropeng Visitors' Centre is a certified Fair Trade Tourism endeavour. The site is located northwest of Johannesburg and can be reached by car from Pretoria or Johannesburg in just under an hour.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
 
Kenjara Lodge
4.1 km

From R400 pps


Accommodation: We have 14 rooms in total which can sleep 14 guests in single accommodation and maximum 32 guests in sharing accommodation, our rate includes a Full Hot and Cold English Breakfast. All... More Info

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The Cradle Rest
5.7 km

From R450 pps


The Cradle Rest offers comfortable accommodation and personal service. It is an ideal venue for, School camps, Wedding, Corporate functions, Business meetings and weekend Getaways in The Cradle of Hum... More Info

 
Bush Willow Tented Camp
6.8 km

From R600* unit


Situated in Muldersdrift only 30 minutes from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Bush Willow Tented Camp offers a unique experience. The small tented camp is built in a sector of Glenburn lodge which is ... More Info

 
Glenburn Lodge
7.1 km

From R770 pps

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In the tranquility of the Zwartkops Mountains, on the banks of the Blaauwbank and Crocodile Rivers, lies Glenburn Lodge. Situated within the newly declared World Heritage Site , the "Cradle of Hum... More Info

 
Cradle Valley
8.1 km

From R650 pps


Cradle Valley is situated on the edge of the beautiful Cradle of Humankind, West of Johannesburg, Easily accessible from the N14 Highway, just a short drive from Lanseria Airport. We provide accommoda... More Info

 
Impangele Game Lodge
8.4 km

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From R590 pps


Impangele Game Lodge provides exquisite and exclusive private accommodation. Situated in the Cradle of Humankind in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg in the Magaliesburg municipality. Centrally lo... More Info

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Apricot Hill
8.9 km

From R395 pps


High on a hilltop in Honingklip, amidst the peach and rose farms and with a superb view of the rolling foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the Witwatersrand and brooding Swartkop, lies Apricot Hi... More Info

 
EnGedi - The Oasis in the Cradle
9.7 km

From R550 pps


As the original Hebrew name suggests, EnGedi literally is an oasis. EnGedi aims at delivering an oasis experience providing our guest with intimate and luxurious accommodation. All tucked away in our ... More Info

 
Pine Valley
9.8 km

From R400 pps


Pine Valley Accommodation consists of fully equipped self catering chalets and B&B type double en suite units, sleeping up to a total of 32, including a conference centre for up to 25 delegates. We ... More Info

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Toadbury Hall
9.9 km

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From R1250 pps

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This Five Star Country House is situated on 25 hectares of English country gardens in the heart of historic Muldersdrift, near the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Offering 10 luxurious ro... More Info

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Muldersdrift Reviews

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Beautiful scenery!
- Ilse Louw

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Love it!
- Nina Irving

Muldersdrift
Will visit again
- Maggie Joubert

Muldersdrift
Love the area.....so relaxing
- Lynda Roux

Muldersdrift
The Area is by all means stunning as we had an opportunity to visit various places of interest such as Cradle of Humankind , SilverStar Casino, Sterkfontein Caves, Rhino park and others.
Also a wonderful experience dinning at Carnivore Restaurant.

- Andrew Damari