News

Challenge shines spotlight on Cradle of Humankind

  • July 31, 2017 | Nosimilo Ramela | Category: News

The finalists in Maropeng’s Africa is Home competition were treated to a full-day, all-expenses-paid experience at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site on Sunday 23 July – and the winner, to be announced in the coming week, will walk away with a grand prize consisting of various leisure and tourism spoils.

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Maropeng rakes in TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award

  • July 18, 2017 | Category: News

The Maropeng Visitor Centre, Maropeng Boutique Hotel and the Sterkfontein Caves have once again been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is the fourth consecutive year that Maropeng has received this award.

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Tell us why Africa is home – and WIN BIG!

  • July 06, 2017 | Category: News

Maropeng – the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – is celebrating our human connection to Mother Africa, our home, with a competition in which you can win fantastic prizes.

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Historic new Homo naledi discoveries unveiled at Maropeng

A new historic chapter of the Homo naledi saga has been unveiled at Maropeng today. Scientists from around the world, who were behind the landmark discovery of the new species, Homo naledi in 2015, have announced new discoveries from the Rising Star Cave system – the richest fossil hominin site in Africa.

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Maropeng stars in this ‘cosmic’ Johnny Clegg music video

  • March 06, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

Have you seen the music video for Johnny Clegg’s Take My Heart Away remix, released last year?

If not, check it out here – it’s a beautiful story of a young township boy who dreams big and aims for the stars.

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Attention all twitchers! Spend a weekend birdwatching at Maropeng

  • March 01, 2017 | Category: News

Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is fast becoming a popular spot for those interested in birdkind.

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Join us for our Sunday Carvery

  • February 20, 2017 | Category: News

Join us every Sunday until 7 May 2017 for a delicious carvery special!

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Book your Maropeng school trip for 2017

  • January 18, 2017 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

In a world where tolerance seems increasingly absent, a trip to Maropeng could be a perfect opener for the school year. Here, just a 90-minute trip from the centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria, children will learn that there is only one race – the human race.

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We’ve mapped the elements of life in our galaxy

  • January 16, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

There’s an old Carl Sagan quote that has gained popularity over the years, and one you’ve probably come across before on this very blog: “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff.”

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Book a romantic getaway at Maropeng this Valentine’s Day

  • January 13, 2017 | Category: News

A five-course dinner for two, an exclusive stargazing experience, a night at the exclusive Maropeng Boutique Hotel and a decadent champagne breakfast. If ever there was a list containing crucial ingredients for a memorable Valentine’s Day, this, surely, would be it.

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