Things to do with kids in the Cradle of Humankind

  • December 20, 2016 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

The Cradle of Humankind was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1999 because of its global significance as the richest source of hominin fossils in the world. The 47 000ha site contains a complex of limestone caves where the fossils have been found. But an eye on human evolution is not the only reason to visit. Pack the kids in the car and drive just 90 minutes from Johannesburg or Pretoria to enjoy some of these activities.

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Tiny fossil hunter a rising star

  • December 14, 2016 | Sue Blaine | Category: News

A doll-sized fossil hunter has emerged from the Rising Star cave complex in the Cradle of Humankind with her own 3D-printed copy of a fossil, says palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger.

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Maropeng opens new temporary exhibition: Dinosaurs of the Veld

  • December 08, 2016 | Cassidy Parker | Category: News

Maropeng is proud to announce the launch of a new temporary exhibition, Dinosaurs of the Veld: Meet South Africa’s Ruling Reptiles, in its brand-new exhibition space.

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Explore our summer skies at our monthly stargazing

  • December 05, 2016 | Category: News

Our monthly stargazing event, and the final event for the year, will be taking place on Saturday, 10 December.

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A timeous reminder about our plans to get off this planet

  • November 11, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

With a sudden rise in interest coming from current events, let’s do a quick check-in on where we are with our efforts to send humans into space.

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Join us for our African Christmas Festival

  • November 09, 2016 | Category: News

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this festive season, look no further than Maropeng’s African Christmas Festival.

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Discover 80 years of research that changed our understanding of humanity’s origins

  • November 04, 2016 | Category: News

The discovery Dr Robert Broom, a palaeontologist from the Transvaal Museum, made after he was handed a fossilised brain in 1936 changed the palaeontology profession forever.

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Host your year-end event at Maropeng

  • October 24, 2016 | Category: News

Had a long year? Go back to your roots, replenish your soul, celebrate your achievements and host your year-end event at Maropeng.

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Maropeng hosts inaugural Pinknic event

  • October 14, 2016 | Category: News

The LGBTI community in South Africa and the Chevrolet Feather Awards are celebrating Pride Month by hosting the inaugural “Pinknic” at Maropeng.

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The Orionids meteor shower approaches

  • October 13, 2016 | Selinah Seipei | Category: News

From 20 October to 7 November, the Orionid meteor shower is taking place and will be visible in the southern hemisphere.

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