News

Support for storm-hit Orient Hills

  • October 13, 2017

Monday’s massive storm devastated the community of the Orient Hills informal settlement in Krugersdorp. If you’d like to offer support to the affected families, we’ve set up a collection point at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

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Enjoy a morning run at Maropeng

  • October 11, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

As the weather warms up, and the sun gets its day started a little earlier, it’s perhaps the best time of year to dust off those running shoes. If you’re looking for a unique space to get in some exercise, and some great views, look no further.

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Maropeng bags Gauteng Lilizela conferencing award

  • October 04, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

Maropeng’s skill at hosting world-class events received a nod in the provincial leg of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The visitor centre bagged the award for best four-star meetings, exhibitions and special events venue.

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Brave enough for a night at the museum?

  • September 22, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

Who hasn’t, at some point, wanted to wander around a museum at night? Now’s your chance – Maropeng is hosting its first-ever Night at the Museum, and there are some unmissable tricks and treats in store for you.

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Feed your soul on Heritage Day

  • September 13, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

We predict that a visit to Tumulus restaurant is going to be irresistible this Heritage Day. We’re cooking up a storm of traditional foods that your tastebuds will not want to miss.

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Maropeng wins TripExpert award

  • September 04, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

The Maropeng Visitor Centre has been announced as a winner of a coveted TripExpert.com Experts’ Choice award, based on reviews by journalists and travel writers from around the world.

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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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