Human rights are the moral compass that has been guiding and nurturing human civilisation for centuries. They exist to encourage freedom of expression, ensure that people have access to basic necessities and protect us from all kinds of injustices.
Since opening to the public back in 2005, Maropeng has fulfilled more than just its mandate of collecting, preserving and exhibiting items of historical importance.
“Remote” and “remarkable” – these are words used by delegates to describe Maropeng’s world-class conferencing facilities in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Over the years, the iconic Maropeng Visitor Centre has hosted a number of prestigious events, ranging from gala dinners to strategy sessions.
Don’t worry about preparing your own Christmas feast this year. Bring your loved ones out to Maropeng’s Tumulus Restaurant, one of the most picturesque venues in Gauteng, and relax while we take care of the meal.
In case you missed it, Stone Park at Maropeng was a blaze of colour for the second annual Cradle Colour Fest in September. Musical stars Sho Madjozi and DJ Dino Bravo were among the headlining acts at the day-long music festival.
The author Ayn Rand wrote that “the beauty of the human body is that it hasn’t a single muscle which doesn’t serve its purpose … there’s not a line wasted”. Find out more about the scientific marvel that is the human body at the fascinating #ANATOMY100 public outreach exhibit, which runs at Maropeng from 23 September to 5 October 2019.
It’s that time of year again, when the dry grasses of the Cradle of Humankind slowly start to turn green and we start to feel that irrepressible energy of spring. It’s also the time of year when South Africans ponder our collective and individual identities during Heritage Month.
Renowned environmentalist Vincent Carruthers launched his compelling new book at Maropeng this weekend. Carruthers and two remarkable speakers made compelling arguments for why the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of the most important areas in the world when it comes to understanding the story of life itself.
This year’s Magalies Rocks the Cradle festival offers something for everyone - from art lovers to heritage junkies to foodies.
What better way to spoil the mom in your life this Mother’s Day than with a delicious lunch at Maropeng’s Tumulus Restaurant?
Thanks to a choice of two distinctly different venues, Maropeng, the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind, is ideally positioned to offer conferencing for large groups of delegates or for more intimate gatherings – an hour’s drive from Pretoria or Johannesburg.
What does Maropeng have in common with Valentine’s Day? Both are about displaying passion and reverence for preserving historic events that have changed our lives.
Take the stress out of Christmas lunch by treating the family to a delicious feast at one of Gauteng’s most iconic destinations. There’s a little something for everyone on our menu.
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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 …
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.
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.
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.
We’ve got two great discounts to offer you today only - 50% off combined tickets to Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves and a luxury night away at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel.
Whether you believe in the power of the stars and planets or are one of those who simply enjoys marvelling at the night sky while pondering the science of it all, the fact is that astronomy has had a very real impact on human minds.