Origins Centre
Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

South Africa has a diverse culture and history and spectacular natural resources and wildlife.  Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.  South Africa is the Rainbow Nation, a title that captures the country's cultural and ethnic diversity.

 Maropeng, the new visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind, is the place local and tourists are clamouring to see and experience. Tour 2500m² of exhibits with an underground boat ride. See fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools up to 1-million years old, and much, much more.

This internationally acclaimed tourist attraction highlights, by means of interactive, visually stunning exhibits, the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as our ancestral home. 

One of Johannesburg’s best museums is undoubtedly the Origins Centreon the Wits Campus. This university’s archaeology department is world famous for having discovered some of the most important humanoid fossils in an area north of Johannesburg known as the Cradle of Humankind. TheOrigins Centre explains much about humankind’s origins and a stopover here is recommended for anyone planning to later visit Maropeng or the Sterkfontein Caves at the Cradle of Humankind.

Maboneng, meaning ‘Place of Light’, is a privately developed urban neighbourhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD. A fully fledged thriving community, Maboneng is home to several independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as loft apartments, offices, hotel, a museum and creative factory spaces in a connected urban environment.

The African craft market is a unique African cultural shopping destination.  Not only does the market contain South African art and curios, it also includes art and crafts from all over the African continent. There are vendors from Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Congo, the Ivory Coast and many more with a diverse range of fabric, jewellery, clothing, carvings, beadwork, ceramics and other décor and art items. There is a lot more on offer than the stereotypical wooden giraffe, this indoor market has a unique and vibrant atmosphere and rhythm.

The Maboneng  Precinct -Fox Street
African Craft Market

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