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Five fun things to do in the Cradle of Humankind in winter

  • July 19, 2018 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Winter is in full swing and will be with us for some time. But while it may be icy out there, that’s really no reason to hibernate. You’re invited to come out and play. Come and visit the Cradle of Humankind to try out the following five fun things to do this winter ...

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Maropeng’s new Stone Park

  • June 13, 2018 | Michael Worsnip

Maropeng’s beautiful new Stone Park was carefully designed to represent humanity’s origin story. Our MD, Michael Worsnip, writes about this contemplative, relaxing new addition to Maropeng’s grounds.

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Maropeng will be at EduWeek 2018!

  • June 08, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

Maropeng will be at EduWeek 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome next week. We’re looking forward to discussing the kind of role that heritage sites like the Cradle of Humankind can play in education.

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Treat Dad to a special day out this Father’s Day

  • June 05, 2018

Looking for a relaxing day out with Dad this Father’s Day? We’ve got the perfect idea for you. Bring him over to the Tumulus Restaurant at Maropeng for a delicious Father’s Day buffet in a great setting.

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Reading the caves: learning about South Africa’s history through rock art

  • May 31, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

Prof. David Lewis-Williams is one of the world’s foremost experts on rock art. We asked him what cave paintings tell us about South Africa’s heritage.

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Maropeng Boutique Hotel wins TripAdvisor accolade

  • May 28, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

The Maropeng Boutique Hotel has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from travel website TripAdvisor. The award is based on the positive reviews the hotel has received.

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Fossil teeth reveal new facts about a mass extinction 260-million years ago

  • May 14, 2018 | Kevin Rey

Around 260-million years ago, the earth was dominated by mammal-like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, a genus composed of several herbivorous and carnivorous species. Then something happened.

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Get in touch with South Africa’s heritage (sites)

  • April 20, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

South Africa has the second-highest number of World Heritage Sites on the African continent. Find out what they are and where they are, and start making plans to visit them. Unesco is offering a great prize for the best picture.

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Enjoy tea, treats and quality time this Mother’s Day

  • April 12, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

Looking for a way to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day? Look no further. We have three great events to choose from. And they come with the chance to win a great prize.

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New Deco Lounge offers a new experience at Sterkfontein

  • April 10, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

A new events space has been opened at the Sterkfontein Caves: the Deco Lounge is a unique space in one of the most compelling sites in the Cradle of Humankind.

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