News – Media Releases

The new Maropeng website: an evolutionary process

Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, has launched its new-look website at www.maropeng.co.za. The new site hosts a wealth of information pertaining to Maropeng and its sister site, the Sterkfontein Caves.

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Swartkrans unveiled as a National Heritage Site

On 12 April 2013, Swartkrans, a fossil-rich site that lies in the Blaaubank River Valley of South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind, joined the ranks as one of the country’s National Heritage Sites.

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Kids take a trip back in time at Maropeng's Visitor Centre

Prehistoric humans, fossils and a glimpse of Earth thousands of years ago kept the learners of Kwazamokuhle Secondary School enthralled as they recently toured Maropeng’s Visitor Centre.

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Robere Brockman joins Maropeng team as Maintenance Manager

Robere Brockman has been appointed as the Maintenance Manager for Maropeng, effective 4 March. Brockman brings years of colourful experience to the Maropeng team including working on an island in Mozambique, game lodges in Mpumalanga, Cathedral Peak Hotel, Royal Malewane and Sodwana Bay Lodge.

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HARRY’S FAST FACTS ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY

The sun has produced energy for billions of years. Solar energy is the sun’s rays (solar radiation) that reach the earth.

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EVENTS AT MAROPENG

Maropeng - the Official Visitors’ Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – is the ideal destination for all, whether guests are looking for a getaway to just relax and enjoy the fresh air, or an exhilarating adventure back into pre-historic times. A mere 45 minute drive from either Johannesburg or Pretoria, it offers fun, interactive and educational events on a monthly basis.

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EVENTS AT MAROPENG

From Father`s day to kiddies birthday parties, there are plenty of activities at Maropeng. Here are some events that will be taking place in the month of June:

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MAROPENG – GUARANTEED TO LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON ALL ITS VISITORS

Just 45 minutes drive from the city is Maropeng - the official visitor’s centre to the Cradle of Humankind.

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MAROPENG IS FAST BECOMING THE NICHE CONFERENCING VENUE OF CHOICE

Having all of the necessary conferencing facilities is one thing. Being able to provide guests and delegates with a unique and memorable experience that is also affordable is something very few venues are able to do.

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HARRY’S FAST FACTS ABOUT EARTH DAY

Earth Day is a global movement held annually on 22 April to promote awareness of and
appreciation for Earth’s environmental issues. Earth Day is celebrated around the world and
offers an opportunity for people to commit to building a safer, healthier, cleaner, sustainable
world.

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