Whenever I ask people what they did in South Africa, the typical answer is they went on a safari, shark cage diving, and visited Table Mountain in Cape Town. I’ve heard of other places as well, but the one place I rarely hear people talk about is The Cradle of Humankind.
I stumbled upon this place while researching online on what to do in South Africa. It turns out that the Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO world heritage site where fossils of the earliest ancestors of humans originated.
Upon arriving at the Cradle of Humankind, also called Maropeng by locals, my inner nerd took over as a dome shaped building covered with grass came into sight. I then eagerly went to the ticketing booth, ready to purchase my ticket when the staff asked me if I also wanted to go to Sterkfontein.
“What’s Sterkfontein?” I asked with a confused look on my face.