Join the call for better road signage to Maropeng

  • January 28, 2009

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, good signage to Maropeng is critical – and the existing signage is completely inadequate.

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Maropeng releases online Sterkfontein Exhibition Guide

  • January 28, 2009

Maropeng is pleased to announce the publication of the new Sterkfontein guide on our website.

The Sterkfontein online exhibition guide complements the displays in the visitor centre at the Sterkfontein Caves. The displays here focus on the geology of cave formation and how fossils are preserved and extracted, and on the amazing finds of hominid fossils in the Sterkfontein Caves, the Cradle of Humankind’s most famous fossil site.

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A hot air balloon ride over the Cradle of Humankind

  • January 26, 2009

As an Englishman on assignment in South Africa and based in Jo’burg, I was keen to explore something African and to find an alternative to the likes of the Kruger National Park and Cape Town.

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Curating the exhibitions, caring for the staff – Lindsay Marshall

  • January 23, 2009

“For so long we didn’t know how much we had to be proud of,” says Lindsay Marshall, curator of Maropeng. “Now we have the opportunity to highlight and showcase the richness of our palaeontological and archaeological heritage, and Maropeng provides the platform where we can get the public interested.”

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Maropeng provides Christmas cheer for the children of Dorah’s Ark

  • January 14, 2009 | Category: News

The Maropeng Visitor Centre recently hosted 30 children from Dorah’s Ark on their Christmas outing on 8 December 2008.

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Maropeng welcomes most visitors ever in December 2008

  • January 08, 2009

Interest in Maropeng continues to grow both locally and internationally. December 2008 saw all visitor number records smashed as the Maropeng Visitor Centre recorded growth of 18% compared to the same period last year.

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Maropeng Hotel offers festive season deal

  • December 17, 2008

The Maropeng Hotel is running a special offer for visitors during the festive season.

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Maropeng opens Paranthropus in Context exhibition

  • December 05, 2008

The new Paranthropus in Context exhibition, featuring original hominid and animal fossils, opened to the public today, Saturday December 6, 2008.

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New exhibition coming to Maropeng (Dec 6, 2008 - Mar 6, 2009)

  • December 01, 2008

Come and see for yourself what makes Paranthropus so special. From December 6 2008 until March 6 2009, Maropeng presents original Paranthropus fossils from various sites in the Cradle of Humankind, and others of Homo and other species of animals that lived at the same time in a fascinating new exhibition entitled Paranthropus in Context.

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John Robbie broadcasts live from Maropeng

  • November 21, 2008

Gauteng talk radio station Radio 702 broadcasted live from Maropeng on Friday morning, bringing the history of humankind to hundreds of thousands of Gauteng listeners of the John Robbie Show. 

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