The stones and bones discovered in the Cradle of Humankind have taken researchers, students and explorers back in time, providing great historical insight. But now, researchers in the Cradle of Humankind have set their sights on the future by introducing immersive technology in the form of a virtual reality app that offers a palpable experience of the Dinaledi Chamber.
Maropeng recently provided the backdrop for a beautiful South African version of British singer Ed Sheeran’s hit, Shape of You. It was performed by the Ndlovu Youth Choir and flute player Wouter Kellerman.
Vincent Nettmann, like so many other astronomers, was captured by the idea of mapping out the moon and stars at a very young age. From the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Nettmann wanted to have a closer look into space.
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 …
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.
Maropeng’s beautiful new Stone Park was carefully designed to represent humanity’s origin story. Our MD, Michael Worsnip, writes about this contemplative, relaxing new addition to Maropeng’s grounds.
Maropeng will be at EduWeek 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome next week. We’re looking forward to discussing the kind of role that heritage sites like the Cradle of Humankind can play in education.
The Maropeng Boutique Hotel has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from travel website TripAdvisor. The award is based on the positive reviews the hotel has received.
The digital age has many benefits, but have we considered the way increasing amounts of screen time affect our health and wellbeing?
The debate around the gender of one of South Africa’s most famous fossils has almost certainly been settled. Mrs Ples, a Plio-Pleistocene fossil skull of Australopithecus africanus, is, according to the latest research by top South African researchers, “probably a young male”.
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day getaway to one of the most historic and beautiful destinations in Gauteng. It’s bound to be memorable.
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.
Monday’s massive storm devastated the community of the Orient Hills informal settlement in Krugersdorp. If you’d like to offer support to the affected families, we’ve set up a collection point at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.
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.
The Maropeng Visitor Centre, Maropeng Boutique Hotel and the Sterkfontein Caves have once again been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is the fourth consecutive year that Maropeng has received this award.
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.
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.
A new historic chapter of the Homo naledi saga has been unveiled at Maropeng today. Scientists from around the world, who were behind the landmark discovery of the new species, Homo naledi in 2015, have announced new discoveries from the Rising Star Cave system – the richest fossil hominin site in Africa.