Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind offers perhaps the best experience in the world for those interested in paleoanthropology.

The Cradle of Humankind site is a complex of limestone caves that has produced more than a third of the world’s early hominid fossils, due in part to the site’s prime conditions for the preservation of fossils. There are more than three dozen sites within the caves where fossils have been discovered. In 2013 an entirely new species of hominid was discovered in one of the caves. A visitor center was opened on the site in 2005.