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Buy tickets to Maropeng and Sterkfontein online and get 10% off

Planning to visit Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves? Buy your tickets online from the Maropeng Shop and you get 10% off the ticket price!

 

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Sterkfontein Caves open to visitors again

We’re thrilled to announce that the Sterkfontein Caves are open to visitors once again. The caves were recently closed to the public for routine stability tests, but as of today, 8 April 2014, this world-class attraction once again welcomes tourists to its underground hollows.

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Maropeng and Reach for a Dream grant young Stefan’s wish

Seven-year-old Stefan Greef’s wish has always been to explore the Cradle of Humankind and live his dream of one day becoming a palaeoanthropologist, crawling through caves and discovering fossils.

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Maropeng shout-out to all cycling enthusiasts

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun this April and you’re an avid cycling enthusiast, make sure you don’t miss the Cradle Cycle Festival on 12 and 13 April, taking place at Maropeng, the official visitor centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

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What’s happening at Maropeng this April

Get out your diary and start planning your next visit to Maropeng, because April promises to be a busy month, jam-packed with fantastic events and amazing specials.

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Ancient fireside chats may have inspired the first Bill of Rights

There is a good chance that the notion of a Bill of Rights was conceived right here at Swartkrans in the Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site. Swartkrans is the site where scientists found evidence to support the view that fire was used and harnessed by our predecessors more than a million years ago.

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Harry’s fast facts for World Forestry Day

If trees keep being cut down at the current rate, the world’s rainforests will vanish within 100 years. This will affect our global climate and destroy the majority of plant and animal species on the planet, says Harry the Hominid, Maropeng’s spokeshominid.

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What’s on at Maropeng in March

The easiest and most convenient way to access the amazing specials, events and products on offer at Maropeng is to visit our online shop.

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Sterkfontein Caves temporarily closed for routine stability tests

Sterkfontein Caves will be closed indefinitely to allow routine stability tests to be undertaken.

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Our modern relationships have a lot in common with our ancient ancestors

Did you know that the oldest love poem dates back 4 000 years?

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