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.
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.
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day getaway to one of the most historic and beautiful destinations in Gauteng. It’s bound to be memorable.
If you’re trying to find ways to keep that “get fit” New Year’s resolution, perhaps the best way is to find enjoyable activities to break up those regular gym visits. Here’s one fun fitness activity to diarise for the end of January …
Why cook on Christmas Day? Come enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch, while enjoying spectacular views at the Tumulus Restaurant, where we’ve got a special, festive spread for you.
As the holiday season approaches, visitors from around the world are planning their trips to top attractions like Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves. Here’s how you can have the best experience possible …
As the weather warms up, and the sun gets its day started a little earlier, it’s perhaps the best time of year to dust off those running shoes. If you’re looking for a unique space to get in some exercise, and some great views, look no further.
Maropeng’s skill at hosting world-class events received a nod in the provincial leg of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The visitor centre bagged the award for best four-star meetings, exhibitions and special events venue.
Who hasn’t, at some point, wanted to wander around a museum at night? Now’s your chance – Maropeng is hosting its first-ever Night at the Museum, and there are some unmissable tricks and treats in store for you.
We predict that a visit to Tumulus restaurant is going to be irresistible this Heritage Day. We’re cooking up a storm of traditional foods that your tastebuds will not want to miss.
The Maropeng Visitor Centre has been announced as a winner of a coveted TripExpert.com Experts’ Choice award, based on reviews by journalists and travel writers from around the world.
We’ll be launching a series of free public lectures at Maropeng during the upcoming Magalies Rocks the Cradle festival. The inaugural event of the Maropeng Talks Series will feature a leading South African climatologist, a military-history expert and a prominent environmentalist.
Visitors are in for a treat when they head to the Cradle of Humankind from 25 to 27 August this year. It’s the second-ever Magalies Rocks the Cradle festival, and it offers everything from craft-beer tastings to art exhibitions and quad biking.
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.
Watch local station, Joburg Today’s, take on the brand-new exhibition that’s just opened at Maropeng.
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.
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.
Easter at Maropeng is always an eggciting experience, especially for the little ones, and it makes for a remarkable family day out with plenty of activities for adults, too. This Easter, while egg hunts and catching up with the Easter bunny keep the kids entertained, the grown-ups can enjoy a beer garden, a live outdoor theatre performance and lovely meals created by our gastronomy trained Executive Chef Peter Langa.
The Cradle of Humankind is the one place from which all of humankind originated – how fitting then that the Palaeontological Scientific Trust’s All from One exhibition and campaign has extended its stay at Maropeng until the end of April.
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.
Maropeng is pleased to announce the launch of its fireside talks, with the first talk featuring Madeleine Fullard, head of the Missing Persons Task Team (MPTT) in the National Prosecuting Authority. Her talk, titled “Searching for lost bones. Bringing the lost ones home,” will take place on Wednesday 15 June.