Save the date: Maropeng hosts free public talks on 26 August

  • August 08, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

We’ll be launching a series of free public lectures at Maropeng during the upcoming Magalies Rocks the Cradle festival. The inaugural event of the Maropeng Talks Series will feature a leading South African climatologist, a military-history expert and a prominent environmentalist.

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Rocking the Cradle this August

  • August 03, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

Visitors are in for a treat when they head to the Cradle of Humankind from 25 to 27 August this year. It’s the second-ever Magalies Rocks the Cradle festival, and it offers everything from craft-beer tastings to art exhibitions and quad biking.

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Challenge shines spotlight on Cradle of Humankind

  • July 31, 2017 | Nosimilo Ramela | Category: News

The finalists in Maropeng’s Africa is Home competition were treated to a full-day, all-expenses-paid experience at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site on Sunday 23 July – and the winner, to be announced in the coming week, will walk away with a grand prize consisting of various leisure and tourism spoils.

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Possible Meteor Shower from Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov)

  • July 28, 2017 | Lindsay Marshall

A team from the Astronomical Society of South Africa will be working from an observing site at Maropeng tomorrow, to observe a possible meteor show. Earth will be passing close to the debris stream from Comet C/2015 D4 in the early hours of the morning.

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Maropeng rakes in TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award

  • July 18, 2017 | Category: News

The Maropeng Visitor Centre, Maropeng Boutique Hotel and the Sterkfontein Caves have once again been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is the fourth consecutive year that Maropeng has received this award.

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Tell us why Africa is home – and WIN BIG!

  • July 06, 2017 | Category: News

Maropeng – the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – is celebrating our human connection to Mother Africa, our home, with a competition in which you can win fantastic prizes.

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Almost Human: a fascinating exhibition for kids of all ages

  • June 14, 2017 | Willem Steenkamp

If ever there was an exhibition to spark a child’s (and an adult’s) imagination about where we come from, it’s Almost Human, at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

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Joburg Today explores the ‘Almost Human’ exhibition

  • May 26, 2017

Watch local station, Joburg Today’s, take on the brand-new exhibition that’s just opened at Maropeng.

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Almost Human exhibition opens its doors

  • May 25, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an “underground astronaut”, unlocking the secrets of the origins of humanity, now’s your chance.

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All systems go for historic exhibition at Maropeng

  • May 23, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

Scientists and researchers are busy putting finishing touches on a world-first exhibition set to be unveiled at Maropeng on Thursday. The Almost Human exhibition will be the largest-ever public display of hominin fossils in the world.

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