• The exhibition

    Come see our world-famous exhibitions. Learn how our ancestors developed over million of years

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  • Conferencing

    Our state-of-the-art conference centre is perfect for a getaway conference close to the city

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  • Maropeng Hotel

    The Maropeng Hotel is the epitome of luxury accommodation in the Cradle of Humankind

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  • School visits

    You will never forget your school trip to the Maropeng Visitor Centre and the Sterkfontein Caves

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Welcome home!

Welcome to Maropeng (the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind) and the Sterkfontein Caves. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an easy drive of about an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years. By coming here, you are coming to the birthplace of humanity. Welcome home!

Before you visit us, take a look at our introductory video

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Maropeng Visitor Centre Reviews
Maropeng Visitor Centre Reviews

News

‘Thinking Aloud’ is a new lecture series that Maropeng has introduced to shed light on, and promote discussions about, fascinating issues of public interest. In our first edition we delved… Read more

The curtain has risen on a palaeontological discovery that’s been some 20 years in the making – the complete Little Foot skeleton was unveiled at Wits University in Johannesburg today.

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We’ve got two great discounts to offer you today only - 50% off combined tickets to Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves and a luxury night away at the Maropeng Boutique… Read more

Why cook on Christmas Day? Come enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch, while enjoying spectacular views at the Tumulus Restaurant, where we’ve got a special, festive spread for you.

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