Join EcoTraining’s lecture on early human history as they cover Southern Africa. Southern Africa embodies not only the spirit of wild Africa, but is a window into the world that gave birth to humanity itself. We are, after all, a product of the African landscape. The grasslands and mixed bushveld of the area are typical of the environment from which our earliest ancestors emerged some two-and-a- half million years ago.

Even in a well-known National park such as Kruger there is a long record of human occupation, stretching from the early Stone Age to the late Iron Age. To visit these areas is without a doubt a primal experience, an opportunity to open one’s senses and to tune into the deepest recesses of humanity’s collective memory; to remember that, once upon a time, long, long ago, this was our species’ birthplace.