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Maropeng celebrates World Wetlands Day 2011

Laura Maggs

Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana – it is a place dedicated to the discovery of our roots and a better understanding of the environment that sustains us. Fostering a respect for the planet, Maropeng makes every effort to remain as environmentally friendly as possible.

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Maropeng holiday highlights: Cooper’s Cave, StarLab and Maropeng Hotel

  • December 24, 2010 | Category: News

In an interview this morning, Maropeng’s General Manager Erica Jago told popular talkshow host David O’ Sullivan of Talk Radio 702 about some of the things to do at Maropeng during the holidays.

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Maropeng launches “Treasures of our Past” fossil display

  • December 02, 2010 | Category: News

By Roy Barford

A fascinating fossil exhibit at Maropeng Visitor Centre, featuring the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest known skeleton of a land-living reptile and many other amazing artefacts, is open to the public from Thursday, December 2.

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Cleanliness is key – Esther Mtshali

  • November 30, 2010 | Category: News

By Miliswa Sitshwele

“I love clean rooms!” Esther Mtshali, a housekeeper at Maropeng Boutique Hotel exclaims, “Just like I clean my house when visitors are visiting me is the way I clean the hotel rooms at Maropeng – because I want visitors to come back.

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President Jacob Zuma visits Maropeng for African Women’s Championship gala dinner

  • October 31, 2010 | Category: News

By Bianca Bothma

As the sun set over the Cradle of Humankind on Saturday evening, a red carpet was rolled out to welcome President Jacob Zuma and other dignitaries to Maropeng for a dinner to honour the 7th Confederation of African Football Women’s Championship which kicked off in Johannesburg today.

The championship will see teams from all over the continent playing against each other for a place in the 2012 Fifa Women’s Football World Cup.

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Celebrate our common heritage at Maropeng

  • September 20, 2010 | Category: News

What better place to celebrate our heritage than at Maropeng, an exhibition dedicated to understanding human history?

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Explore an active dig with Maropeng

  • September 10, 2010 | Category: News

Maropeng is offering guests a unique opportunity to explore an active palaeontological dig with expert scientist Morris Sutton.

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Soak up the spring sunshine on a Cooper’s Cave Picnic

  • September 03, 2010 | Category: News

A Cooper’s Cave Picnic is the ideal event for those looking to enjoy a family day out in the warm, spring weather.

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Gardening by the stars

  • September 01, 2010 | Category: News

On September 11, 2010 Maropeng will host the isiLimela Stargazing Evening as part of our monthly stargazing series.

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Assess your ecological footprint on Earth Day

  • April 22, 2010 | Category: News

It is 40 years today since Earth Day was launched by US Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970.

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