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.
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.
Watch local station, Joburg Today’s, take on the brand-new exhibition that’s just opened at Maropeng.
It’s safe to say that without the discovery of fire, you would not be reading this. Learning how to harness this energy was immensely important for humankind – just stop for a minute and think where we might be without it …
Book your school’s matric farewell at Maropeng and make it a memorable night for all.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says world leaders must give a voice to communities living in informal settlements, as the UN marks World Habitat Day today, 6 October 2014.
September is Clean-up SA Month which means our focus is once again on staying green, recycling and saving our beautiful planet. Talk about saving the environment often becomes so emotionally charged and the scale of the problem is so enormous that it leaves one feeling helpless and exhausted. This time however there is some good news.
On Thursday, 28 August 2014, South Africa’s former President Kgalema Motlanthe left his footprint at Maropeng.
Human evolution coincided with long periods of severe environmental changes, including massive shifts in temperature. When tracing our origins in a place like Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind Heritage site, especially on a winter morning with ice in the air, one has to wonder how humans with their rather pitiful pelts did in fact manage to survive through so many centuries of cold.
Join forensic anthropology expert Dr Patrick Randolph-Quinney and Maropeng’s Bone Detective, Brendon Billings, for an evening of murder, mystery and forensic anthropology at Maropeng this August.
Nobel Peace Laureate and former president FW de Klerk was at Maropeng on 29 July 2014 to imprint his footprint, in celebration of the common ancestry of all people alive today.
The biggest gathering of professional and amateur palaeontologists in Southern Africa will take place this coming weekend (11−14 July 2014) at Wits University, when the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) converges for its 18th Biennial Conference.
There is no doubt that there are aspects about humans that make us special in the animal kingdom – our fathers are one of these.
TripAdvisor travellers have once again rated the Sterkfontein Caves as a must-see destination when in South Africa, resulting in the attraction receiving a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Don’t forget to nominate and vote for your favourite Maropeng tour guide today. There are only a few days left before the deadline, so why not vote right now?
To supplement learners’ meals with organic vegetables, Flow Communications in conjunction with Maropeng, the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind, has planted a food garden at Maloney’s Eye Primary School.
On 11 May the world celebrates Mother’s Day, a loving tribute to the lady we call “Mom”. At Maropeng we’d like to honour the palaeoanthropolgical evolution of motherhood, and recognise the role early mothering played in the preservation of humankind.
Seven-year-old Stefan Greef’s wish has always been to explore the Cradle of Humankind and live his dream of one day becoming a palaeoanthropologist, crawling through caves and discovering fossils.
If you’re looking for some outdoor fun this April and you’re an avid cycling enthusiast, make sure you don’t miss the Cradle Cycle Festival on 12 and 13 April, taking place at Maropeng, the official visitor centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.