The City of human Origin
CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, situated in the north-western quadrant of the Gauteng Province in South Africa, was listed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999. This 53 000 hectare World Heritage Site has 13 official UNESCO listed fossil sites which are of outstanding universal value because of the wealth of significant hominin fossils that have been unearthed in the area, and in particular, the fossils of human ancestors or relatives such as the Australopithecus africanus, Homo
Magaliesberg is situated West of Mogale City, just an hour’s drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. This small village lies at the heart of a beautiful region of mountains, valleys, rivers and indigenous woodland; home to a variety of birds. But it is not all natural bushveld. Here you will also find a wealth of hospitality – country guest houses, hotels, lodges, stores, art and craft studios, working farms, horse and mountain bike trails and much more.
Muldersdrift is a popular escape from fast-paced Johannesburg and Pretoria. Situated only 30 minutes drive from the noise and stress of the city life, Muldersdrift is a countryside oasis that forms part of the Crocodile Ramble, a scenic tourist route running alongside the Crocodile River. Because of its outstanding facilities and beautiful scenery, the area is often chosen as a venue for weddings and other special occasions. Muldersdrift is known for its fine hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, spas as well as quirky arts and crafts shops – there is no shortage of things to do in this area.
The city’s townships of Azaadville, Kagiso and Munsieville have a history that makes every visit unforgettable. Separated by Mogale City CBD, these townships are worlds apart and each has its own distinctive characteristics. Here you can get a real feel of life in Mogale City where gold was discovered in 1887; Kagiso, where you can enjoy local music and dance and stop for a traditional meal; Munsieville, the childhood home of Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Desmond Tutu; and Azaadville, a largely Indian suburb where