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The Cradle of Humankind

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Krugersdorp North, South Africa
+27 11 659 1622
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“million years” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Krugersdorp North, South Africa
+27 11 659 1622
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Reviewed yesterday

There is a good museum and very recent findings about the human evolution. The finding seems to be a breakthrough that shows the there were several branches of human evolution.

Thank lanka_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it here! The cave tour was really good, interesting and not strenuous, but do go in Jeans & trainers as the ground is uneven & there are bits where you might have to crawl if you are big. The temperature stays at 18 degrees...More

Thank Taralara44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in S Africa, do try to visit our ancestral beginnings. There are the caves where in the most ancient and perhaps the first humanoid remains were discovered and there is the museum which houses them, surfeit with history. The site is well maintained and...More

Thank 212manju
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit to this museum was interesting. The displays are good and technology is used in an innovative way to present the exhibits and information. The main message is that man evolved through evolution ... a bit disappointing that the creation viewpoint is completely ignored.

Thank Kobusvanwyk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there is so much to absorb on this site, that I think I may have to go twice, to let it all sink in. both informative and interesting all at once. the fact that you have now walked back into time, is just amazing. I...More

Thank Good_time_Ahead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have clearly spent a lot of money on this centre, and it makes for a great day out. I Iearnt an awful lot, and the homo naledi exhibition was a real highlight - very well done. Amazing to look out at the landscape surrounding...More

Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was a very informative and interesting visit,we went with friends who'd been before but still found plenty to interest them, it gives you lots to think about and loads of information it's very thought provoking,and challenges previously held beliefs ,it's very humbling . I...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Naledi exhibit was on while we were there. Learning about the excavation and seeing the actual bones was thrilling! The main exhibits of the museum are a weird mix of amusement park and educational exhibits. You take a boat ride, but it isn't clear...More

Thank TravelTooMuch55
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Take your time, the exhibits are educational and interesting. Lots of hands-on stations, even a laboratory for kids (which our teenagers enjoyed for quite a while). Food for thought as well- many questions towards our future.

Thank Inkomo
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This attraction tells the story of the ages of the universe and more importantly mankind and the earliest signs of creation. Fairly quick tour set on the outer hills of johansburg. Beautiful spot to have an picnic afterwards.

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5 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
15 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