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Kromdraai Conservancy
Map showing the location of Kromdraai Conservancy
Map showing the location of Kromdraai Conservancy
Location in Gauteng
LocationGauteng, South Africa
Nearest cityKrugersdorp, South Africa
Coordinates25°55′45″S 27°47′20″E / 25.92917°S 27.78889°E / -25.92917; 27.78889Coordinates: 25°55′45″S 27°47′20″E / 25.92917°S 27.78889°E / -25.92917; 27.78889
Arealess than 200 m
EstablishedIncorporated in part into the Cradle of Humankind, 1998
Governing bodyCradle of Humankind, Private Landowners and Conservancy

Kromdraai Conservancy is a protected conservation park located to the south-west of Gauteng province in north-east South Africa. It is in the Muldersdrift area not far from Krugersdorp.

Etymology[edit]

Its name is derived from Afrikaans meaning "Crooked Turn" after a kink in the meandering Crocodile River.

History[edit]

It was established to protect the caves, old gold mines, fossil sites, trout farm and a game reserve in the area. The caves in the area, known as the Sterkfontein caves have an extensive number of fossils and dolomite caverns. A well known fossil site is also named Kromdraai and it, along with such sites as Sterkfontein,[1] Coopers, Swartkrans and Plovers Lake form part of the conservancy. Part of the Kromdraai conservancy also falls within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, proclaimed by UNESCO in 1998.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "9/2/233/0022-001 - Kromdraai Palaeontological Reserve, Kromdraai 71, Krugersdorp District". South African Heritage Resources Agency. Retrieved 16 September 2013.

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