Cradle of Humankind sunrises and sunsets – highveld sunset

  • April 18, 2014 | Category: News

The Maropeng Visitor Centre is surrounded by the majestic landscapes of the Cradle of Humankind, a rolling grassland which is home to a large variety of plants and animals, some of which are rare or endangered.

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The origins of the Easter Bunny

  • April 16, 2014 | Category: News

Have you ever wondered how a mythical egg-carrying rabbit became the symbol for the resurrection of Christ? Symbols take on a life of their own and, like human beings, have the ability to adapt and evolve to suit their current or changing surroundings.

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Cradle of Humankind sunrises and sunsets – drive into the sunset

  • April 15, 2014 | Category: News

The Maropeng Visitor Centre is surrounded by the majestic landscapes of the Cradle of Humankind, a rolling grassland which is home to a large variety of plants and animals, some of which are rare or endangered.

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Cradle Cycle Festival in pictures

  • April 13, 2014 | Tara Turkington Pictures: Lindsay Marshall | Category: News

More than 1000 mountain bikers enjoyed 80km of gruelling trails in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site during the Cradle Cycle Festival on April 12 and 13 2014.

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Cradle of Humankind sunrises and sunsets – sky on fire

  • April 11, 2014 | Category: News

The Maropeng Visitor Centre is surrounded by the majestic landscapes of the Cradle of Humankind, a rolling grassland which is home to a large variety of plants and animals, some of which are rare or endangered.

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Maropeng’s eggcellent Easter specials

  • April 09, 2014 | Category: News

Visit Maropeng anytime from Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April and enjoy these eggcellent Easter specials …

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Sterkfontein Caves open to visitors again

We’re thrilled to announce that the Sterkfontein Caves are open to visitors once again. The caves were recently closed to the public for routine stability tests, but as of today, 8 April 2014, this world-class attraction once again welcomes tourists to its underground hollows.

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Maropeng and Reach for a Dream grant young Stefan’s wish

  • April 07, 2014 | Category: News

Seven-year-old Stefan Greef’s wish has always been to explore the Cradle of Humankind and live his dream of one day becoming a palaeoanthropologist, crawling through caves and discovering fossils.

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Maropeng shout-out to all cycling enthusiasts

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun this April and you’re an avid cycling enthusiast, make sure you don’t miss the Cradle Cycle Festival on 12 and 13 April, taking place at Maropeng, the official visitor centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

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The history of chocolate and chocolate tasting: last chance to book

  • April 03, 2014 | Category: News

Enjoy lunch at the Maropeng Hotel followed by chocolate tasting and an informal chat on the history of chocolate with Kate Whaller from The Chocolate Tier.

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