Category Archives: Public Holiday

Situated an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Sterkfontein Caves are world-famous for their fossil finds and are a popular visitor destination. After an extensive facelift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site is now home to a top restaurant and conferencing facilities, offering easy access to the caves with modern walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where globally acclaimed fossils have been discovered. The Sterkfontein Caves are owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, whose scientists have been responsible...
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Who Discovered The Main Reef? 23rd July, 1886, Mr Gerhardus Cornelis Oosthuizen (owner of section C of Langlaagte farm) writes to his friend president Paul Kruger:.. "I let you hereby know that Mr. Sors Hariezon has been to see me and has told me that the reef is payable and so I send him to you, then, Mr Kruger. You can talk to him yourself.." On 24th July, 1886, George Harrison writes in an affidavit after he got to Pretoria:.."My name is...
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