south africa
Gauteng
Cradle of Humankind - Designated a World Heritage Site, this area is where thousands of fossils, some more than 3 million years old, have been excavated.
Maropeng Visitor Centre - Hands-on exhibits of the earliest history of humans and formation of the earth, check out stone age tools, find out about how humans learned to use fire and developed language.
Sterkfontein Caves - Take a tour through the caves where hominid (early human) fossils and other animal bones were found. Cave tours run every half hour, daily. There is also an exhibit with dioramas of early humans, and all about the "Mrs Ples" skull and "Little Foot" Australopithecus skeleton. Tip: The cave tour involves some walking, and is best for kids 4 and up.
Lesedi Village - Lesedi Village is a living "museum" of five different South African tribes - Zulus, Ndebele, Basotho, Xhosa and Pedi. Kids will enjoy a traditional meal, music and communal dancing, and you can also stay overnight in a traditional style accommocations(with modern conveniences). One parent writes, "My daughter loved it all."

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