The Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre is an award-win­ning, world-class exhi­bi­tion, focus­ing on the devel­op­ment of humans and our ances­tors over the past few mil­lion years. 

Take a jour­ney through time, start­ing with the for­ma­tion of the plan­et and mov­ing all the way through the evo­lu­tion­ary process­es that cul­mi­nat­ed in the world as we know it today. 

See fos­sils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools that are up to one mil­lion years old, and much more. This self-guid­ed, inter­ac­tive tour allows you to take all the time you need to pon­der humanity’s fas­ci­nat­ing ori­gin story.

Tip: Make the most of your trip to Maropeng by get­ting a com­bi­na­tion tick­et that includes a vis­it to the Sterk­fontein Caves.

Open­ing times

Maropeng 09h00 — 17h00 every day
Sterk­fontein Caves 09h00 — 17h00 every day
Last tour departs at 16h00 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.