Taung Village and Heritage Site

Taung Village and Heritage Site

The Taung Heritage Site provides a space for visitors to explore and to learn about the ancient history of Southern Africa and the civilisations that preceded modern societies.

It is believed by many anthropologists and other scientists to be the site of the first human being, enforcing the notion that Africa is the origin of humankind. This site is officially part of the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The entire Heritage Route spans 45 kilometres and encompasses several natural wonders, including a limestone waterfall and a number of natural rock basins, streams and caves that are collectively known as the Blue Pools.

The Taung Village is a little town once inhabited by indigenous tribes, which gained acclaim when a child’s fossilised skull was found at the Buxton Quarry in 1924 by Professor Dart. This was named Australopithecus Africanus, which translates to 'the southern ape of Africa'.

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Venue address: Reivelo, South Africa

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