Hominin House, the bud­get accom­mo­da­tion facil­i­ty at Maropeng, pro­vides the per­fect venue for team-build­ing events, youth camps and school groups, and recent upgrades have only served to enhance the experience. 

Wher­ev­er pos­si­ble, the upgrades to Hominin House were done accord­ing to sus­tain­able build­ing prin­ci­ples, using green” mate­ri­als, and steps were tak­en to reduce ener­gy usage and waste. Exhi­bi­tion ele­ments that high­light sus­tain­abil­i­ty issues are placed through­out the facil­i­ty, allow­ing Hominin House to be more than just an accom­mo­da­tion venue – it’s an edu­ca­tion­al site as well.

In addi­tion to the exist­ing dor­mi­to­ry accom­mo­da­tion, which can sleep 120 peo­ple, Hominin House now sports six en-suite rooms for teach­ers or group lead­ers, an all-pur­pose hall and an amphithe­atre fire pit. The din­ing area has also been enclosed, mak­ing it more com­fort­able dur­ing cold­er weath­er con­di­tions and turn­ing it into a mul­ti­pur­pose room that can be used as an addi­tion­al class­room or break­away facil­i­ty when required.

Thanks to these addi­tions and ren­o­va­tions, guests are guar­an­teed a com­fort­able stay at Hominin House. Teach­ers or group lead­ers will appre­ci­ate the pri­va­cy pro­vid­ed by their own rooms and en-suite bath­rooms. The new hall pro­vides guests with more space for addi­tion­al edu­ca­tion­al and team-build­ing activ­i­ties. Plus, sit­ting around the fire pit will encour­age some down time and con­ver­sa­tion, and affords guests the oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence the beau­ti­ful night skies at Maropeng. Pri­vate stargaz­ing evenings can be arranged, which make for a per­fect after-din­ner activity.

A stay at Hominin House gives guests the per­fect base for vis­its to the Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, the Sterk­fontein Caves and oth­er des­ti­na­tions in the Cra­dle of Humankind. For more infor­ma­tion, please email Dor­cas Tsha­bal­ala at dorcust@​maropeng.​co.​za or call +27 (0)14 577 9000.

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