The magnificent Maropeng Conference Centre is located inside the iconic Maropeng Visitor Centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, a mere hour’s drive from Pretoria or Johannesburg. The location is perfect for an intensive strategy session or a small executive getaway close to the city.
Our state-of-the-art conference centre is just a short walk from the elegant boutique Maropeng Hotel, which offers guests and delegates some of the best views in Gauteng, attentive four-star service and a fabulous dining experience.
We are committed to ensuring that your conference or team getaway is a memorable experience and we offer a range of additional services to meet your needs. Whether you and your team need to be collected or dropped off, or would like to meet some of our world-renowned scientists and hear some of their stories over a relaxed dinner, we can make it happen.
We’re Covid-19 compliant
Safety is of the highest priority for all our events and conferences, therefore social distancing is a key consideration in our event planning and execution.
We have limited the size of gatherings in order to ensure there is adequate space to allow for social distancing. We also insist on mask wearing at our venue and have hand-sanitiser available to limit the risk of infection. If you’d like to know more about the measures we have in place, please chat to our team when making a booking.
At the Maropeng Conference Centre, we have a dedicated events team who will turn your conference, strategy session or team-building event into an unforgettable experience. With a variety of seating options, state-of-the-art facilities and full catering amenities, our venue is ideal for a small, intimate meeting or an event hosting up to 500 delegates.
Our real speciality is small getaways that include a night or two away from home, in our 24-room hotel.
In addition to our sophisticated conferencing facilities and luxurious hotel, we also have a host of activities to keep you and your guests entertained before or after your conference.
For those with an interest in human development, the Maropeng Visitor Centre invites guests to go on an adventurous journey of discovery through ancient times, and to consider the journey that humankind and our ancestors have taken over the past seven million years or so. In addition, the Sterkfontein Caves – the most significant hominid fossil site in the Cradle of Humankind – are just a short drive away. We also offer guests walking tours to active palaeontological digs, providing a first-hand experience of a dig that can be quite exciting. We also have a small facility at Sterkfontein Caves called the Sterkfontein Deco Lounge for small, private events for up to 15 people.
Executive conference packages
Maropeng is just an hour’s drive from both Pretoria and Johannesburg, which makes it the perfect location for a half-day conference or strategy session in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind. Our half-day conference package includes the use of our state-of-the-art conference centre for half a day, refreshments on arrival, tea and a delicious lunch on the deck overlooking the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain range.
The full-day conference package at the Maropeng Conference Centre offers good value for money, with full use of the conference centre and all its facilities. This package includes refreshments on arrival, morning and afternoon tea, as well as a delicious lunch at the Tumulus Restaurant, with its impressive views across the Cradle of Humankind.