I started out at the Sandton City shopping centre. The Nelson Mandela Square, right next to Sandton City, was especially interesting with the 6m high statue of former president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. Sandton City and the Nelson Mandela Square form the largest retail complex in Africa.
Next day we wanted to have some breakfast at the Modderfontein Nature Reserve which is a 275-hectare private park and the second-largest private park in Gauteng. Unfortunately a mountain bike race was being held there and the restaurant was full.
Later that day we visited a very interesting place and time for you humans' history – The Cradle of Humankind. The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. We started at the Maropeng offical visitor centre reading up on the history and interactively experiencing the evolution of the humans. Afterwards we went to check out the Sterkfontein cave, which is part of the Cradle of Humankind. The Sterkfontein Caves contain the discovery of a 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples"), found in 1947 by Robert Broom and John T. Robinson.