2017 Lilizela Awards

Maropeng bags Gauteng Lilizela conferencing award

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.

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Brave enough for a night at the museum?

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.

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Feed your soul on Heritage Day

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.

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Maropeng wins TripExpert award

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.

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Save the date: Maropeng hosts free public talks on 26 August

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.

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Rocking the Cradle this August

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.

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Almost Human: a fascinating exhibition for kids of all ages

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

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

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

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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Easter at Maropeng

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.

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All from One exhibition extends its stay at Maropeng

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.

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Head or heart, stargazing touches us all

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.

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Maropeng hosts first fireside talk with Madeleine Fullard

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.