The official visitor centre for The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Gauteng, South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng. It is widely recognised as the place from which all of humankind originated.
An hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, are the Sterkfontein Caves, world famous for their fossil finds and a well-known visitor destination.
The Lion Park is neither a game reserve nor a zoo. It has been split into two areas - one area for the herbivores such as zebra, giraffe, and various plains antelope and other grass-eating animals, and the other area for the carnivores. The herbivores roam freely around the area and visitors are able to view the animals at close proximity at any time.
The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned, non-subsidesed game reserve, covering approxmiately 1 600 ha on the typical highveld of Gauteng. The reserve is situated in the "Cradle of Humankind", a declared World Heritage Site, about 40 km north-west of Johannesburg and 60km east of Pretoria.
Lesedi Cultural Village was established in 1993. The vision - to provide an authentic showcase of the traditional cultures of some of the well known African tribes, who have their home in South Africa. Representatives of these tribes facilitated the design of the cultural villages to ensure an historically representative portrayal of the cultures, highlighting aspects of the traditional way of life. Members of these historic communities live at Lesedi and continue to breathe life into their fascinating cultures.
Designed in a courtyard setting, opening onto a lap pool, the centre has facilities for Pilates and gym, and private treatment rooms for reflexology, as well as relaxing, rejuvenating beauty and spa treatments. Other services offered include sports massage, physiotherapy, personal training, sun beds, tanning sprays, Jacuzzi, steam room, Vichy shower, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Watch local glass blowers creating an enchanting array of glassware, and a range of animals and birds of Africa.
Have you ever flown in a balloon? It's an amazing experience "the roaring of the burner as you take off on a pre-dawn flight , then the silent soaring high above the ground, but low enough so that you can see everything, getting a real bird's eye view of the landscape below".