EVENTS AT MAROPENG

  • April 02, 2013


Date of the event: 14-17 June

The event: Long Weekend/ Fathers’ Day special

A brief description: Maropeng is offering families a chance to choose something special for their dad on Fathers’ Day.  Enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch at the Maropeng Hotel. Dad will get a chance to enjoy an Indian Head and Neck Massage whilst overlooking the tranquil view of the Magalies and Witwatersberg Mountains.  There is a special menu just for the kids as well.

Age: All ages

Time: from 12h30 on 16 June 2013

Venue: Maropeng Hotel

Cost: R275 per person.  Kids Menu R75 per person.  Extra treatment R50 per person.

A brief description: At the Maropeng Tumulus Restaurant a delicious carvery awaits and offers the perfect opportunity to spoil dad.  Some exciting activities await dad after the lunch.  Extra access to these activities will be available on the shop.

Age: All ages

Venue: Maropeng Tumulus Restaurant

Cost: R200 adults, R95 children, R50 kiddies menu

Contact: For bookings call (014) 577 9000 or visit www.maropeng.co.za and click on shop between Monday and Friday before 12h00.  

Saturday 8 June: “Our winter skies”.

Join Maropeng’s resident astronomer for a basic introduction to astronomy, featuring some of the winter “Holly Wood” astronomical objects.

The Scorpius to Crux (Southern Cross) area is the most spectacular region of the heavens visible in the Southern hemisphere during the winter months. “The Butterfly Cluster”, “The Jewel box”, “ Omega Centauri”, “Alpha Cen.” and the “ Key-hole nebula” are but a few of the “Oscar” contenders appearing on star-studded carpet tonight. Attend this “Premiere event”.

The illustrated dinner talk is a general look at the science of astronomy, presented in Vincent Nettmann’s “edu-taining” and easily understandable manner.

After dinner, you are invited to participate on a laser guided binocular tour while
stargazing through our large aperture telescopes. (Weather conditions permitting.)
Dress warmly and bring your own binoculars.

Age: All ages

Time: 18:00

Venue: Tumulus Deck.

Cost: R230 per adult and R145 for children under 14. This includes the stargazing presentation and a delicious buffet dinner.

Guests are also able to combine the event with an overnight stay at the luxurious Maropeng Hotel for a special rate, which includes bed and breakfast. Guests are advised to dress warmly.

Contact: For bookings call (014) 577 9000 or visit www.maropeng.co.za and click on shop.

21st June – 14 July Holiday Package
Holiday Package R570 includes two adult combined tickets and two children’s combined tickets and a special gift for the children.  Book online and for more information go to www.maropeng.co.za

29 June: Swartkrans Picnic and Walking Tour

Swartkrans, one of the Cradle’s richest fossil sites, is usually closed to the public. But on these tours, small groups will have a rare opportunity to observe an active palaeontological dig and will be guided around the site by scientist Morris Sutton, who is currently excavating there.

Swartkrans has yielded the largest sample of Paranthropus robustus, and it is also significant for the discovery of the earliest evidence of the use of controlled fire in Southern Africa, dating back 1-million years.

Age: Adults only

Time: 09:00

Venue: Meet at the Sterkfontein Caves

Cost: R375 and includes a light picnic lunch.

The tour will only go ahead if there are a minimum of seven people booked. Guests are also able to combine the event with an overnight stay at the luxurious Maropeng Boutique Hotel for a special rate.

Contact: For bookings call (014) 577 9000 or visit www.maropeng.co.za and click on shop.

Ongoing: Kiddies Birthday Parties

Maropeng have put together a number of fun and educational kiddies birthday party packages. While parents relax and enjoy the splendour of their surroundings, the children will be entertained by a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves or Maropeng Visitor Centre followed by supervised party games. A number of optional party extras such as a birthday cake, lunch pack, lucky packet, jumping castle and child minders are also available.

Age: The party packages cater for all ages.

Time: Either at Sterkfontein Caves or Maropeng to be confirmed with the booking.

Venue: Either at Sterkfontein Caves or Maropeng to be confirmed with the booking.

For more information on costs, events, bookings and essential requirements, call us on  (014) 577 9000 or visit www.maropeng.co.za and click on shop.

 

Issued for and on behalf of Maropeng by Cathy Findley PR on (011) 463 6372 or email nicolle@findleypr.co.za                   

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