A new discovery in Blombos Cave in the Western Cape poses fascinating questions about the origins of modern human behaviour.
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Musicians, dancers, deejays and fashion designers are all part of the line-up for the inaugural Cradle Colour Fest.
Here’s why the Cradle Colour Fest should be top of your list when you’re considering plans for Heritage Day …
Professor Ron Clarke talked to us about the significance of the most complete Australopithecus skeleton ever found. “Little Foot” was unveiled at Maropeng for an event on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit last week.
A striking ballet performance, a whirlwind virtual tour and historic handprints were all part of a special BRICS event at Maropeng. The visit via satellite link was included in the BRICS Summit, which took place in Johannesburg this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The digital age has many benefits, but have we considered the way increasing amounts of screen time affect our health and wellbeing?
From a trail run, to the Easter bunny to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party — we have a series of special treats lined up for you this Easter.
Laser technology has been used to ‘redraw’ the remains of a lost city along the Suikerbostrand hills near Johannesburg. This groundbreaking research was done by a team from Wits University. This piece on their findings was published in ‘The Conversation’.
You’ll find her lounging by the pool, cocktail in hand, and being a gracious host to her family of billions. Meet Ma Ropeng – the First Lady of Maropeng.
Fossil bones and skeletons tend to get most of the attention in palaeontology, but sometimes we can learn more about extinct life from the footprints long-extinct animals left behind. That’s the case in new research that claims to have found 110m-year-old trackways of lizards running on two feet (bipedally).
In the third edition of Maropeng’s “Thinking Aloud” series, we’re exploring one of the most followed astronomical events in the world. Professor Petri Vaisanen, director of the South African Astronomical Observatory, and Jerome Jooste, chairperson of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa in Johannesburg, will shed light on a violent merger of two neutron stars 130-million light years away, and its implications.
The debate around the gender of one of South Africa’s most famous fossils has almost certainly been settled. Mrs Ples, a Plio-Pleistocene fossil skull of Australopithecus africanus, is, according to the latest research by top South African researchers, “probably a young male”.