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WIN A TRIP FOR YOUR CLASS TO MAROPENG WITH HARRY THE HOMINID

Fancy going on a journey of discovery? Maropeng is giving learners the opportunity to win a tour for their class of 60 to the award-winning tourist attraction, the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

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MAROPENG ENCOURAGES LEARNERS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS

While countries and governments around the world continue to encourage populations to prioritise sustainability, Maropeng, the official visitor’s centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, is showing schools and learners what they need to consider when taking responsibility for their own ecological footprints.

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EVENTS AT MAROPENG IN MARCH

Maropeng is the official visitor’s centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and whether guests are looking for a get-away to relax and enjoy the fresh air, or an exhilarating adventure back into pre-historic times, it is the ideal destination for all. Just a short 45 minute drive from either Johannesburg or Pretoria, it offers fun, interactive and educational events on a monthly basis.

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A month of Easter fun at Maropeng – INL

There are so many events lined up for the Easter holiday. Here is what Maropeng has to offer:

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February 25: Stargazing: Living amongst the stars

The telescope has revolutionised science and astronomy. From the moment a telescope was turned towards the heavens, it became an instrument with which to judge our origins and our fate.

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MAROPENG TAKES LOCAL AND SUSTAINABLE INTO ITS KITCHENS

The US National Restaurant Association (NRA) predicts that ‘local’ and ‘sustainable’ will be the hot buzzwords in restaurants globally in 2012. Patrick Mutavhatsindi, Food and Beverage Manager at Maropeng agrees.

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MAROPENG IMPRESSES AT WEST RAND TOURISM AWARDS

Maropeng has been awarded the best four-star hotel award at the West Rand Tourism Awards which took place at the Maropeng Visitor Centre on 17 February. Here all the West Rand’s top tourism business owners, tour operators and tourist guides gathered in recognition of excellence within the local tourism industry.

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MAROPENG AWARDED GOLD HERITAGE STATUS FOR GOING GREEN

Maropeng, the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind, has been awarded a gold certificate of membership by the Heritage Environmental Management Company for its commitment to sustainable business practices.

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Food & Beverage at Maropeng

Patrick Mutavhatsindi - Food & Beverage Manager at Maropeng to be quoted

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REACH FOR THE STARS AT MAROPENG

Avid stargazers are in for a special treat in February, and will be able to witness firsthand two of the solar system’s visible planets, Venus and Jupiter, as they continue on their path moving closer to one another. They have also become much brighter than usual, just in time to coincide with the month love!

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