Origins Centre Museum

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5 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The Origins Centre, located in Johannesburg's historically and culturally significant University of the Witwatersrand, houses displays and artworks showcasing the origins of humans. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Dedicated to exploring human development... and in particular the tradition of rock art—of which southern Africa has the oldest and some of the richest in the world. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Focus is... on showing that racial and cultural differences between various groups of people are largely superficial, as we are all unified by a genetic thread. Full review →


Lonely Planet

he most formidable collection of rock art in the world, led by the work of the San tribe. An extra-cool offering is a DNA test that traces your ancestral heritage. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The museum, which opened in early 2006 with the motto "We are what we are thanks to what we were", highlights the historical depth and aesthetic complexity of the San civilisation, known as Bushmen Full review →

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