Challenge shines spotlight on Cradle of Humankind

  • July 31, 2017 | Nosimilo Ramela | Category: News

The finalists in Maropeng’s Africa is Home competition were treated to a full-day, all-expenses-paid experience at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site on Sunday 23 July – and the winner, to be announced in the coming week, will walk away with a grand prize consisting of various leisure and tourism spoils.

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Possible Meteor Shower from Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov)

  • July 28, 2017 | Lindsay Marshall

A team from the Astronomical Society of South Africa will be working from an observing site at Maropeng tomorrow, to observe a possible meteor show. Earth will be passing close to the debris stream from Comet C/2015 D4 in the early hours of the morning.

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Maropeng rakes in TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award

  • July 18, 2017 | Category: News

The Maropeng Visitor Centre, Maropeng Boutique Hotel and the Sterkfontein Caves have once again been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is the fourth consecutive year that Maropeng has received this award.

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Tell us why Africa is home – and WIN BIG!

  • July 06, 2017 | Category: News

Maropeng – the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – is celebrating our human connection to Mother Africa, our home, with a competition in which you can win fantastic prizes.

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Almost Human: a fascinating exhibition for kids of all ages

  • June 14, 2017 | Willem Steenkamp

If ever there was an exhibition to spark a child’s (and an adult’s) imagination about where we come from, it’s Almost Human, at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

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Joburg Today explores the ‘Almost Human’ exhibition

  • May 26, 2017

Watch local station, Joburg Today’s, take on the brand-new exhibition that’s just opened at Maropeng.

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Almost Human exhibition opens its doors

  • May 25, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an “underground astronaut”, unlocking the secrets of the origins of humanity, now’s your chance.

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All systems go for historic exhibition at Maropeng

  • May 23, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

Scientists and researchers are busy putting finishing touches on a world-first exhibition set to be unveiled at Maropeng on Thursday. The Almost Human exhibition will be the largest-ever public display of hominin fossils in the world.

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Historic new Homo naledi discoveries unveiled at Maropeng

A new historic chapter of the Homo naledi saga has been unveiled at Maropeng today. Scientists from around the world, who were behind the landmark discovery of the new species, Homo naledi in 2015, have announced new discoveries from the Rising Star Cave system – the richest fossil hominin site in Africa.

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WATCH: Professor Lee Berger explains the new Homo naledi discovery

  • May 09, 2017

Scientists today announced a groundbreaking new Homo naledi discovery at Maropeng. Watch Rising Star expedition leader Professor Lee Berger explain the new finds.

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