n’Gomo Safari Lodge is a privately owned game lodge inside the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in the “Cradle of Humankind”. Offering luxurious tented self-catering & fully exclusive accommodation and conference facilities. The Reserve is a mere 45 minutes from Sandton & Pretoria. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy nature at its best.
The Drimolen site was only discovered in 1992 and is already the third richest hominid site in southern Africa. On April 26 2000, the most complete female Australopithecus robustus skull (nicknamed Eurydice) along with a complete male jaw (nicknamed Orpheus) made world headlines.
The site has already unearthed 79 hominid fossils, a wealth of faunal remains and some remarkably well-preserved juvenile hominids. As the site is being excavated year round, visitors to Drimolen are afforded the unique opportunity to be among the first individuals to see fossils dating back to 2 million years coming to light! The rich fossil site of Drimolen provides an excellent opportunity to see an excavation in progress.
Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage Site first named by UNESCO in 1999. About 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, this site is one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. It is the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils.