Five fun things to do in the Cra­dle of Humankind in winter

Win­ter is in full swing and will be with us for some time. But while it may be icy out there, that’s real­ly no rea­son to hiber­nate. You’re invit­ed to come out and play. Come and vis­it the Cra­dle of Humankind to try out the fol­low­ing five fun things to do this winter.


Get in touch with South Africa’s her­itage (sites)

South Africa has the sec­ond-high­est num­ber of World Her­itage Sites on the African con­ti­nent. Find out what they are and where they are, and start mak­ing plans to vis­it them. Unesco is offer­ing a great prize for the best picture.

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Enjoy tea, treats and qual­i­ty time this Mother’s Day

Look­ing for a way to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day? Look no fur­ther. We have three great events to choose from. And they come with the chance to win a great prize.

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New Deco Lounge offers a new expe­ri­ence at Sterkfontein

A new events space has been opened at the Sterk­fontein Caves: the Deco Lounge is a unique space in one of the most com­pelling sites in the Cra­dle of Humankind.

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Mrs Ples is prob­a­bly Mr Ples after all, research shows

The debate around the gen­der of one of South Africa’s most famous fos­sils has almost cer­tain­ly been set­tled. Mrs Ples, a Plio-Pleis­tocene fos­sil skull of Aus­tralo­p­ithe­cus africanus, is, accord­ing to the lat­est research by top South African researchers, prob­a­bly a young male”.

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How to plan your Maropeng and Sterk­fontein adventure

As the hol­i­day sea­son approach­es, vis­i­tors from around the world are plan­ning their trips to top attrac­tions like Maropeng and the Sterk­fontein Caves. Here’s how you can have the best expe­ri­ence possible …

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How old is Lit­tle Foot really?

Lit­tle Foot, the almost com­plete, fos­silised skele­ton of an ear­ly form of the human ances­tor Aus­tralo­p­ithe­cus, was hailed as one of the most remark­able dis­cov­er­ies ever in the field of palaeoan­thro­pol­o­gy when it was found deep inside a Sterk­fontein cave. Recent scruti­ny by experts made Lit­tle Foot the old­est known hominid from the Cra­dle of Humankind.