MAROPENG WELCOMES MR GAY WORLD 2012 CONTESTANTS
On 5 April 2012 Maropeng welcomed the 30 contestants participating in the Mr Gay World 2012 competition, as part of their tour of the ‘must-see’ tourist attractions around the city of Johannesburg and selected parts of the country.
“It was a great pleasure to host the contestants for the day and is always exciting to share our local heritage with visitors from other parts of the world,” says Tony Rubin, Managing Director of Maropeng.
Apart from a tour of the visitor’s centre where the contestants could take a boat ride, experience the vortex, and view and interact with the many displays, they were also taken on a tour of the world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves, home to the oldest and most continuous palaeontological dig in the world. The caves are also the site of discovery of the famous pre-human skull affectionately known as Mrs Ples, and an almost complete hominid skeleton called Little Foot, dated 2.3 and 4.17 million years old respectively.
“The contestants really seemed to enjoy their time with us with many commenting on wanting to bring friends and family along next time to visit and experience the wonders of the history of our past. We wish all the contestants the best of luck for the rest of the competition,” concludes Rubin.
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.