Enjoy some Easter family fun at Maropeng

  • March 22, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

From a trail run, to the Easter bunny to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party - we have a series of special treats lined up for you this Easter.

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Meet the First Lady of Maropeng

  • February 23, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

You’ll find her lounging by the pool, cocktail in hand, and being a gracious host to her family of billions. Meet Ma Ropeng – the First Lady of Maropeng.

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Footprint fossils suggest lizards have been running on two feet for 110m years

  • February 21, 2018 | Peter Falkingham

Fossil bones and skeletons tend to get most of the attention in palaeontology, but sometimes we can learn more about extinct life from the footprints long-extinct animals left behind. That’s the case in new research that claims to have found 110m-year-old trackways of lizards running on two feet (bipedally).

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Let’s talk about colliding stars and the space-time continuum

  • February 01, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

In the third edition of Maropeng’s “Thinking Aloud” series, we’re exploring one of the most followed astronomical events in the world. Professor Petri Vaisanen, director of the South African Astronomical Observatory, and Jerome Jooste, chairperson of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa in Johannesburg, will shed light on a violent merger of two neutron stars 130-million light years away, and its implications.

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Mrs Ples is probably Mr Ples after all, research shows

  • January 31, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

The debate around the gender of one of South Africa’s most famous fossils has almost certainly been settled. Mrs Ples, a Plio-Pleistocene fossil skull of Australopithecus africanus, is, according to the latest research by top South African researchers, “probably a young male”.

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Book your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway

  • January 30, 2018 | Category: News

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day getaway to one of the most historic and beautiful destinations in Gauteng. It’s bound to be memorable.

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Get your year off to a healthy start at myrun Maropeng

  • January 19, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

If you’re trying to find ways to keep that “get fit” New Year’s resolution, perhaps the best way is to find enjoyable activities to break up those regular gym visits. Here’s one fun fitness activity to diarise for the end of January ...

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Come celebrate your love where it all began

  • January 15, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

Trying to think of a way to surprise your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Look no further – we’re planning a special evening at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel.

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WATCH: Highlights of the thought-provoking second edition of ‘Thinking Aloud’

  • December 11, 2017

“Thinking Aloud” is a new lecture series that Maropeng has introduced to shed light on, and promote discussions about, fascinating issues of public interest. In our first edition we delved into climate change, vultures and South Africa’s military history. In the second, we took a closer look at cannabis.

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Little Foot unveiled at Wits University

  • December 06, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

The curtain has risen on a palaeontological discovery that’s been some 20 years in the making – the complete Little Foot skeleton was unveiled at Wits University in Johannesburg today.

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