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For bookings: davidm@maropeng.co.za
Landlines down
Please note that our landlines are currently down (22 November 2023) Alternatively, we encourage you to reach out to us via email.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we work diligently to resolve the issue.
Under construction

Maropeng Visitor Centre

Maropeng Visitor Centre resumed operations since August 1st 2023, following a temporary closure from July 21st to July 30th, 2023. Kindly note that ongoing construction is in progress to elevate the facility’s aesthetic appeal. Your understanding and patience are greatly appreciated during this period.

PUBLIC NOTICE temp closure
Please be informed that due to onsite construction and maintenance work, the Maropeng A’ Afrika Leisure (PTY) LTD will be closing the Tumulus Building; which houses the Gallery, Permanent Exhibition, Boat Ride, Management Offices, and Tumulus Restaurant. The closure will take place from the 21st July to the 30th July 2023, to allow for intrusive construction work to take place without posing any risks to our visitors and staff. We therefore request that all bookings made for this period be rescheduled to August 2023, as we are concerned about the safety of our stakeholders. Please note that other facilities within the Interpretation Centre Complex (ICC) will be operating fully during this period – these are the Maropeng Boutique Hotel and the Hominin House. However, the Sterkfontein Caves remain closed until further notice. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Please note that due to the heavy rainfall, Sterkfontein Caves will be closed until further notice. Kindly contact Maropeng/Sterkfontein for any queries regarding this : +27 (0)14 577 9000

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.

Please note: Tickets can be booked online and onsite.