Fossils were first unearthed here in the 1890s when the caves were blasted open for lime needed for the extraction of gold discovered on the Witwatersrand in 1886.

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Here you’ll find the Sterkfontein Caves, Swartkrans and Kromdraai, among other fossil sites, all places that tell the story of what the world was like when our human ancestors were evolving some two to three million years ago.

At the Sterkfontein Caves alone, the remains of more than 500 hominids (the hominid family includes modern-day humans and their direct ancestors) have been uncovered, lending credence to the ‘Out of Africa’ theory, which is that humans and their ancestors evolved in Africa first.

So rich is this hominid fossil record that the area was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, one of eight in South Africa.

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The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa.

Here, the landscape is dotted with subterranean limestone caves that have turned up a rich fossil record for human evolutionary studies, which lend credence to the ' Out of Africa' theory of where our ancestors came from.

About 50km north-west of Johannesburg is the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, an area of undulating grassland, rocky outcrops and river courses typical of the Highveld before it was overtaken by urban sprawl.

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The accommodation provided by Villa Savanna consists of four uniquiqe modern African spirit Double Rooms each with their own access and view over the Zwartkoppies Hills.

Comfortable, luxurius and individually styled en suite rooms equipped with a television, dvd player, air-conditioner, safe, fridge, hairdryer and complimentary tea and coffee tray.

En Suite bathrooms have separate shower, bath, and double vanities.