MAROPENG – GUARANTEED TO LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON ALL ITS VISITORS
Just 45 minutes drive from the city is Maropeng - the official visitor’s centre to the Cradle of Humankind.
Facilities include a four-star hotel, spa service by La Cigale, conference facilities, an underground visitor centre and four restaurants.
Maropeng offers tours hosted by its resident scientist to Swartkrans –where groups can observe an active palaeontological dig, Coopers Cave, a 1.5-million-year-old fossil site, and the Bone Detectives lecture about the evolutionary history of humankind. Its resident astronomer also offers stargazing evenings for astronomy enthusiasts. Visitors have the option of visiting the Sterkfontein Caves, ten kilometres from Maropeng.
Hominid House offers budget accommodation for school, sporting and tour groups.
Maropeng is a gold member of the Heritage Environmental Management Company.
For information call (014) 577 9000 or visit www.maropeng.co.za.
COMPILED ON BEHALF OF MAROPENG BY CATHY FINDLEY PUBLIC RELATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT NICOLLE KAIRUZ ON (011) 463 6372 OR NICOLLE@FINDLEYPR.CO.ZA.