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Easter at Maropeng

  • April 10, 2017 | Rebecca Nattar

Easter at Maropeng is always an eggciting experience, especially for the little ones, and it makes for a remarkable family day out with plenty of activities for adults, too. This Easter, while egg hunts and catching up with the Easter bunny keep the kids entertained, the grown-ups can enjoy a beer garden, a live outdoor theatre performance and lovely meals created by our gastronomy trained Executive Chef Peter Langa.

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All from One exhibition extends its stay at Maropeng

  • March 20, 2017 | Rebecca Nattar

The Cradle of Humankind is the one place from which all of humankind originated – how fitting then that the Palaeontological Scientific Trust’s All from One exhibition and campaign has extended its stay at Maropeng until the end of April.

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10 questions about OSIRIS-REx, the world’s latest asteroid-sampling mission

  • March 13, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan

On 8 September 2016, NASA embarked on its first asteroid-sampling mission, OSIRIS-REx, with a successful launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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Maropeng stars in this ‘cosmic’ Johnny Clegg music video

  • March 06, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

Have you seen the music video for Johnny Clegg’s Take My Heart Away remix, released last year?

If not, check it out here – it’s a beautiful story of a young township boy who dreams big and aims for the stars.

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Attention all twitchers! Spend a weekend birdwatching at Maropeng

  • March 01, 2017 | Category: News

Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is fast becoming a popular spot for those interested in birdkind.

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Join us for our Sunday Carvery

  • February 20, 2017 | Category: News

Join us every Sunday until 7 May 2017 for a delicious carvery special!

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Head or heart, stargazing touches us all

  • February 13, 2017 | Rebecca Nattar

Whether you believe in the power of the stars and planets or are one of those who simply enjoys marvelling at the night sky while pondering the science of it all, the fact is that astronomy has had a very real impact on human minds.

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Stare into the face of the oldest human ancestor

  • February 06, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan

It’s time to meet your potential great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great [this goes on for several thousand lines] grand-relative.

Do you see any resemblance?

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Book your Maropeng school trip for 2017

  • January 18, 2017 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

In a world where tolerance seems increasingly absent, a trip to Maropeng could be a perfect opener for the school year. Here, just a 90-minute trip from the centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria, children will learn that there is only one race – the human race.

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We’ve mapped the elements of life in our galaxy

  • January 16, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

There’s an old Carl Sagan quote that has gained popularity over the years, and one you’ve probably come across before on this very blog: “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff.”

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