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

Maropeng

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

You can buy your tickets online here, and then pick them up at Maropeng’s ticket office in the Market Place.

Combination ticket

Adults: R190 | Children (under 18): R125

Pensioners: R65

Student: R175

School groups: R120 per pupil

Contact | Map and Directions

Please note:

  • Tickets bought online must be picked up at Maropeng’s ticket office in the Market Place. You can do this on the day of your visit.
  • No pets are allowed at Maropeng and Sterkfontein. Service dogs and guide dogs are the exception.