• The exhibition

    See how our ancestors developed over the past few million years

    Read more »
  • WHAT'S ON

    Check out the latest exhibits and events at Maropeng

    Read more »
  • Conferencing

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

    Read more »
  • Maropeng Hotel

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

    Read more »
  • School visits

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

    Read more »

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 Humanking 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!

Read more...

News

It has been a hot start to the year. In fact, it was hot before the year started: it’s been a hot summer – and a dry one, too. Here’s… Read more

We love experiencing Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves through the eyes of our visitors.

Read more

This Valentine’s Day, there’s nowhere offering luxury, decadence and romance quite like Maropeng.

Read more

From time travelling, to exploring caves, to engaging meaningfully with some of South Africa’s most pressing issues – here’s a list of reasons why you should make Maropeng a part… Read more


INSTAGRAM

Subscribe to our newsletter