Maropeng announcement
Important Notice!⚠️

Please be advised that Maropeng Visitor Centre will be closing at 3 PM tomorrow
(21 May 2024) instead of our usual 4 PM. We kindly ask all visitors to take this into account when planning your visit and making bookings.

Thank you for your understanding!

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.

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Introducing 'We Are Ancestors' at Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage Site in celebrating #AfricaMonth! 🌍

Join us from May 11th to 26th (Saturdays and Sundays) for this captivating theatrical film, a collaboration with PAST AFRICA, celebrating Africa month. Immerse yourself in our shared heritage journey! 👣

Reflect on our journey, embrace our origins, and win cool prizes!

Grab some 🍿 and catch a screening of our original theatre film 'We Are Ancestors' 📽 after a tour of the exhibition in the iconic tumulus building every Saturday and Sunday starting 11 May 2024! This comes at NO EXTRA COST and is included in your visit to Maropeng 🎟

Answer a question from the film correctly and stand a chance to win awesome prizes! 🏆
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Savour the flavours of the Cradle at our exclusive wine-pairing event, Cradle Taste, on June 8th at Maropeng! 🍷

Indulge in a sensory journey as we pair the finest wines with delectable dishes, all amidst the stunning backdrop of our heritage site.

Reserve your seat for an unforgettable culinary experience!

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Join us under the cosmic canopy this June at Maropeng! 🌌🔭

Experience stargazing like never before with our fireside astronomy talk at Hominin House. Bring your binoculars, cosy up in warm jackets and blankets, and prepare for a journey through the universe that'll ignite your curiosity and warm your heart.

Are you ready to explore the mysteries of the night sky?

Book now: email OR Webtickets