The site itself consists of a large number of caves, the most important of which are Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, and Kromdraai.
Like a number of other archaeo-logically important cave sites-such as Britain's Creswell Crags with its Ice-Age petroglyphs and a variety of painted caves in France and Spain (including several manmade replicas)- many of the numerous caves in The Cradle are open to the public.1 While some can be visited on regularly scheduled guided tours, others require prior arrangements through one of the specially licensed tour-group operators in the area.
September 2009 Western Gauteng's Cradle of Humankind, or 'place where we once lived' in Setswana, is a complex network of dolomitic limestone caves where at least 40 different fossil sites have been discovered.
Only 13 of there are currently being excavated, yet fossil giants such as Taung Child, Mrs.
Previous studies of the Mozambican war are problematic at best-having embraced the narrative emanating from one or the other side.
In addition, other studies, too, found themselves rather naively deeming the sophisticated propaganda emanating from apartheid South Africa as reflecting the 'truth', and this propaganda soon found its way into mainstream academic literature.
More than 80 full-color photographs highlight the beauty and diversity of the region, its people, and its wildlife. History of the area and the people, the fauna and flora. Listings for travellers of places to go, things to see, and accommodation.David Fleminger, author of five of the eight Southbound Pocket Guides to South Africa's World Heritage Sites, recommends you plan to get to Maropeng Visitors Centre in time for lunch or sundowners, as you can relax on the terrace overlooking the misty Magaliesberg."Obviously, a tour through the Sterkfontein Caves is a highlight of the Cradle," he adds.Given the context of the Cold War, and the Marxist ideological orientation of FRELIMO, especially under the leadership of Samora Machel, the struggle being waged also attracted the attention of Washington and Moscow.Ordinary Mozambicans paid dearly for the war-an estimated 1 million dead; millions more made refugees or internally displaced, hundreds of thousands maimed and the economy in ruins.