Cradle of Humankind
The World Heritage site located in South Africa is the world’s richest hominin site, home to around 40 per cent of the world’s human ancestor fossils. The area is also home to a diversity of animals, birds and plants, some of which are rare or endangered. It offers visitors “the opportunity to learn about stones and bones, wine and dine in tranquil surroundings, try out a range of adrenalin-pumping activities, have a beautiful wedding, discover a range of wonderful wildlife and experience culture and craft.”
Concerns have, however, been raised about mine pollution which emanates from the mines. This could threaten the site that is believed to have yielded the biggest collection of hominin fossils in the world.