• National Lillizela Award Meetings Incentive, Conference and Events (4-star category)
  • Provincial Lilizela Award for Visitor Experience (Roots and Culture): Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves
  • Provincial Lilizela Award for Meetings Incentive, Conference and Events (4-star category)
  •  West Rand Chamber of Business and Tourism - Gold Award for Tourism
  • ROCCI (Roodepoort Chamber of Business and Tourism) Gold Award for Tourism
  • Experience Lab: Experience Lab has been shortlisted in the WIN Awards 2017 Museum or Exhibition Spaces category.
  • ​Experience Lab: Certificate of commendation from the SA Institute Of Architects


  • Maropeng Ramalepa, Maropeng tourist guide won the overall certificate and trophy in the tourist guide category for the second year running, Kelebogile Mangole and Irene Maphosa won Bronze certificates at the 2010 West Rand Tourism Awards.
  • Maropeng Visitor Centre won a silver certificate in the tourism experience category, and the Maropeng Boutique Hotel was the overall winner in the accommodation category at the 2010 West Rand Tourism Awards.
  • Reuben Tsime Maropeng tourist guide supervisor won second place in the tour guide category at the 2010 national tourism Welcome Awards
  • At the 2010 Gauteng Tourism Authority Tourist Guide Service Excellence Awards, Maropeng guide supervisor, Reuben Tsime, came out tops in the On Site category and walked away with R1000 and a certificate of recognition. In second place was Portia Mogamisi. Maropeng Ramalepa came joint third with Kelebogile Mangole and they took home R500 each and a certificate of recognition.


  • Maropeng Hotel – established hotel/lodge accommodation – winner in the 4-star category in the West Rand Tourism Awards, September 2009.
  • Maropeng Conference Centre – Mese category – finalist in the West Rand Tourism Awards, September 2009.
  • Maropeng Visitor Centre – best tourism destination – winner in the West Rand Tourism Awards, September 2009.
  • Maropeng Ramalepa, Maropeng Tourist Guide, won the Site Guides trophy for excellence, Reuben Tsime, Maropeng Tourist Guide received a certificate for outstanding work, Portia Mogamisi Maropeng Tourist Guide, and Zodwa Mtshali, Maropeng Tourist Guide, both received finalist certificates in the tour guide category in the West Rand Tourism Awards.


  • Winner of the 2008 “Tourist Attraction” category in the South African Tourism Welcome Awards, May 2008


  • First prize for the “Best Business Unusual Product or Service” and took second place for the “Best Venue Marketing Campaign”, February 2007.


  • Voted the Clever Kids’ Favourite Place in the Leisure Options Best of Johannesburg Readers’ Choice Awards 2006.


  • British Guild of Travel Writers’ Award: “Best New Tourism Projects World-wide” awarded for the best new project that not only has tourist potential but is of benefit to the local community and the environment, 2005.
  • Outright winner at the Construction World’s premier annual “Best Projects Awards” for its unique architectural concept and the innovative design and construction techniques employed, November 2005. 

Visitor Information

Opening times

Maropeng 09h00 - 17h00 every day

(Please note that Maropeng will be closed on Thursday, 26 July 2018 for a private event) 

Sterkfontein Caves 09h00 - 17h00 every day

Rates and specials


Adults: R120 | Children (under 18): R65
Children under 4: free
Pensioners: R65 (for both sites)
Students: R75
School groups: R65 per pupil

Sterkfontein Caves

Adults: R165 | Children (under 18): R97
Children under 4: free
Pensioners: R65 (for both sites)
Students: R100
School groups: R90 per pupil

Combination ticket

Adults: R190 | Children (under 18): R125

Pensioners: R65 

School groups: R120 per pupil

Contact    |   Map and Directions

Please note: No pets are allowed at Maropeng and Sterkfontein. Service dogs and guide dogs are the exception

Book at the Maropeng Hotel

Download our latest group and conference rates