• The exhibition at Maropeng

    See how our our ancestors developed over the past few million years.

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  • Conferencing at Maropeng

    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!



Just as human beings evolve, so do their dwellings … which is exactly what’s happened at Hominin House, the dormitory-style budget accommodation at Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the… Read more

A group of the country’s top IGers got the full Maropeng experience last weekend. Here’s a look at the UNESCO World Heritage site through their eyes.

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It’s a new year and another opportunity to host some exciting events for our visitors.

Our February schedule showcases the best of what Maropeng has to offer – education,… Read more

If you haven’t yet experienced the luxury and the beauty of the Maropeng Boutique Hotel, make sure 2015 is the year you do.

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