News – Media Releases

HARRY’S FAST FACTS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is a very real threat to the world we live in. It has a serious impacts on the sea getting warmer –which kills coral reefs and other fish life, heavier rainfall which causes flooding in many regions, higher temperatures causing a higher rate of evaporation and more drought in some areas of the world. As ecosystems change and- as temperatures warm, species will either move to a cooler habitat or die.

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MAROPENG SUMMER SPECIAL – AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED

Nothing quite beats the sight of an African sunset over the magnificent Cradle of Humankind. This summer you and yours will have the opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of this unique part of the world at a special discounted rate.

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Bone Detective information

February 11: Bone Detectives: Letting the ancestors speak: From CSI to Sterkfontein

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MY DESTINATION AND YOUR BIGGEST BADDEST BUCKETLIST

We all have those 101 things to do and places to see before we die –  our hopes and dreams, our bucket list. Imagine that you had the opportunity to actually do all of the things you want.

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TOP NOTCH SPA IN THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Maropeng, the official visitor’s centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, has embraced the unique mobile spa service concept provided by spa service specialist La Cigale: Spa en Suite. The Maropeng Boutique Hotel offers guests a variety of spa treatments surrounded by the beauty and tranquility this unique part of the world offers.

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Romance and relaxation in the heart of the Cradle

Everyone is looking for something unique and special to do with their loved ones on Valentines Day and Maropeng is inviting couples to enjoy the best of the Cradle of Humankind on this special occasion by offering a one-night stay package at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel.

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MAROPENG OFFERS THE COOLEST CLASS OUTINGS FOR 2013

Maropeng, the official visitor’s centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, launched its Coolest Class Outings for 2013, offering tours which combine both the theoretical aspects of learning at the Maropeng Visitor Centre and hands-on experience at the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves.

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The Evolution of Cats

While the evolution of dogs is moderately simple in that most canine species share a common ancestor (the grey wolf), cats will no doubt be pleased to know that their ancestry is much more complex.

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PROTECT OUR WETLANDS, SAYS MAROPENG

Annually the 2 February is marked as World Wetlands Day in recognition of the signing of the Ramsar Convention in 1971 - 42 years ago. World Wetlands Day is a worldwide celebration where businesses and people get together to raise awareness in their communities about wetlands and the important role they play in sustainable fresh water use.

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Return of the Swartkrans Walk Tours

Back by popular demand, Maropeng’s Swartkrans Walking Tours – in which members of the public have the rare opportunity to visit an active palaeontological dig – will resume again this year with the first tour taking place on 26 January.

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