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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.


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.

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Alter­na­tive­ly, you can treat your guests to a breath­tak­ing hot-air bal­loon ride over the beau­ti­ful Wit­wa­ters­berg and Mag­a­lies­berg moun­tains, or sim­ply relax after a pro­duc­tive day of meet­ings while sip­ping cock­tails on the deck and watch­ing the sun slip behind the mountains.

Game dri­ves will soon be added to our already impres­sive list of activ­i­ties, giv­ing you and your guests a fab­u­lous oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence wildlife just an hour away from the city.

We offer a vari­ety of pack­ages and with our events teams, unique com­bi­na­tion of facil­i­ties, enter­tain­ment options and exclu­sive accom­mo­da­tion, we are sure to be able to pro­vide you and your guests with an out­stand­ing exec­u­tive get­away and con­fer­ence experience.

To learn more about Maropeng’s con­fer­enc­ing capac­i­ty and facil­i­ties, click here.

Click here to down­load the Maropeng Con­fer­ence Centre’s four-star grad­ing cer­tifi­cate, as issued by the Tourism Grad­ing Coun­cil of South Africa.

Enter­tain­ment for delegates

Before, dur­ing or after the con­fer­ence, take your guests on an adven­tur­ous jour­ney of dis­cov­ery through the ancient past, right up to the present and beyond. The adven­ture through the exhi­bi­tion starts with an under­ground boat ride that takes them back four bil­lion years in geo­log­i­cal time, through some of the most basic ele­ments that make up our world: water, air, fire and earth. 

But the jour­ney doesn’t stop there. Still to come is the birth of the Cra­dle of Humankind, the path to human­i­ty, a reflec­tion on what makes us unique­ly human today, and so much more.

At the end of a busy day, there’s time to sip cool cock­tails and enjoy deli­cious meals pre­pared by the exec­u­tive chef, on the deck that over­looks the pur­ple-tinged Wit­wa­ter­berg and Mag­a­lies­berg mountains.

Exec­u­tive con­fer­ence packages

Half-day package

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 buf­fet lunch on the deck over­look­ing the mag­nif­i­cent Mag­a­lies­berg moun­tain range.

Full-day package

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 buf­fet lunch at the Tumu­lus Restau­rant, with its impres­sive views across the Cra­dle of Humankind.

Please con­tact us at website@​maropeng.​co.​za for more infor­ma­tion about rates and to book your event with us.

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Con­fer­enc­ing facil­i­ties are also avail­able at the Sterk­fontein Caves.