Kids take a trip back in time at Maropeng Visitor Centre

  • November 20, 2014 | Category: News

Learners of Hoërskool Erasmus were enthralled when they recently toured the Maropeng Visitor Centre. Maropeng, in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, offers exciting tours and accommodation for schoolgoers of all ages.

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An incredible opportunity awaits at Swartkrans

It’s safe to say that without the discovery of fire, you would not be reading this. Learning how to harness this energy was immensely important for humankind – just stop for a minute and think where we might be without it …

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Could comet landing unlock the secrets of life on Earth?

  • November 12, 2014 | Category: News

In a first for humanity, the European Space Agency is deploying a robot lander onto a comet today. It’s hoped the historic mission will collect samples that will shed light on the origins of life on Earth.

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Who did it? The big question at Maropeng’s Murder Mystery evening

  • November 11, 2014 | Category: News

Fancy yourself a latter day Sherlock Holmes? Well, it’s time to put your sleuthing skills to the test at our next murder mystery evening.

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What’s on at Maropeng this November

We have a a stargazing feast for your eyes, a murder mysterious feast for your brain and a regular feast for your tastebuds on at Maropeng this November.

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Be a responsible traveller: Harry the Hominid

Travel is a wonderful way to have new experiences, learn new things and to broaden your mind, however, as concern for environment heightens, it’s important for tourists and travellers to ensure this beautiful blue globe stays as beautiful as it is. Our very own spokeshominid, Harry, has some timely advise for travellers.

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Christmas lunch at the Tumulus restaurant

  • November 05, 2014 | Category: News

Enjoy a leisurely Christmas Day lunch buffet,  inspired by contemporary cooking, at the Tumulus Restaurant.

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Christmas lunch at Maropeng Boutique Hotel

  • November 05, 2014 | Category: News

Book now to enjoy Christmas lunch at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel. Our chef, Peter Langa, and his team have devised a very special menu for the day.

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UN panel: time is running out to tackle climate change

The looming threat of climate change has been on the radar of world governments for years, but, the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found that extremely slow progress in tackling pollution means that humanity is running out of options to curb the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming.

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Telling time: How did our ancestors do it?

  • October 24, 2014 | Category: News

Today we’re ruled by the clock, but how did humankind’s understanding of time develop over the millenia? From drops of water to weights to sundials, the journey to the digital time display you see on your screen has been a fascinating one.

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