South African Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk read out the media statement below at South Africa’s exhibition stand at ITB Berlin 2011 on 11 March 2011. Erica Jago, general manager of Maropeng is in Berlin, promoting Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind as Gauteng’s premier tourism attraction.
Meet Harry the Hominid. Harry is over 2-million years old, and he lives at Maropeng – the visitors’ centre to the Cradle of Humankind. Harry is the official tour guide for Maropeng and he causes quite a stir.Read more
Vincent Nettmann, like so many other astronomers, was captured by the idea of mapping out the moon and stars at a very young age. From the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Nettmann wanted to have a closer look into spaceRead more
Humans have been fascinated by the stars for millennia. The stars hold the key to explaining how our universe was formed. Maropeng’s Living amongst the stars allows you participate in humankind’s oldest pastime.Read more
Water has shaped our planet, and it has also shaped our species. As we look ahead to changes in the world’s water resources, we should also ask if we fully understand the relationship between water and the evolution of humankind.Read more