Submit your images to the Maropeng Flickr group

  • October 21, 2008

Maropeng has started a new group on Flickr, a popular photo-sharing website. The group is called the Cradle of Humankind and invites users to share images from the Cradle, including Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves.

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Maropeng and the CoolCatz entertain and educate children

  • October 20, 2008

Maropeng recently welcomed hundreds of under-privileged children to the visitor centre as part of the ComutaNet Wild Child outreach programme.

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Maropeng hosts national Heritage Day celebrations

  • October 14, 2008

Maropeng celebrated Heritage Day in two unique ways last month – hosting the national celebration of our heritage, and participating in a regional country festival.

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Maropeng hosts Eskom lighting awards

  • October 13, 2008

Maropeng recently hosted the Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design competition awards.

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Maropeng celebrates Heritage Day in African style

  • September 17, 2008

Maropeng, the official Visitor Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, invites you to celebrate in African style on September 24, 2008. Maropeng will be hosting an African chocolate brand, Chocolates by Tomes, at the Magaliesburg Classic Country Festival. The country festival will be held in the grounds of Bekker School (off the R563 on the way to Hekpoort).

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Maropeng hosts 24-hour mountain-biking challenge

  • September 02, 2008

Mountain biking can be a tough sport in the simplest of conditions. But throw in a gusty wind, a cool dark winter night and 24 hours of non-stop racing, and you will soon understand the “challenge” in the Mugg & Bean 24-Hour Mountain Bike Challenge, held at Maropeng on August 30-31.


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Tuberculosis organisation visits Maropeng staff

  • August 18, 2008

The South African National Tuberculosis Association (Santa) paid a visit to Maropeng last month. They came to screen staff for signs of tuberculosis, a disease that kills 2-million people worldwide every year.

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Porsche Club members enjoy a breakfast event at Maropeng

  • July 31, 2008

On the morning of July 14, the members of the Porsche Club of South Africa enjoyed a drive from Johannesburg to Maropeng. On arrival they enjoyed a breakfast at the Maropeng Hotel.

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Rating programme keeps Maropeng environmentally sound

  • July 17, 2008 | Category: News

Maropeng operates in a manner that minimises its impact on the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site as well as the environment as a whole. It follows an environmental management programme tailored for the travel and leisure market, the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme.

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Maropeng takes top honours at the Welcome Awards

  • June 05, 2008

Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, took top honours at the 2008 Welcome Awards, in the Tourist Attraction category.

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