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 – a mere hour’s drive from Pretoria or Johannesburg.

In addition to state-of-the-art conference facilities for up to 480 delegates at Maropeng, smaller conference groups now have the option of using the Sterkfontein Deco Lounge, a breakaway venue located within the recently upgraded facilities at the Sterkfontein Caves.

What’s more, the Maropeng Conference Centre is just a short walk from the elegant boutique Maropeng Hotel, where guests can expect four-star service and a fabulous dining experience.

Maropeng Conference Centre

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The Maropeng Conference Centre.

A four-star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa is testament to our conference centre’s suitability as your meeting venue of choice.

Our conference centre comes with a dedicated events team who will turn your conference, strategy session or team-building event into an unforgettable experience.

We offer a variety of seating options, state-of-the-art facilities and full catering amenities, in a tranquil setting. Our venue is ideal for an event hosting up to 480 delegates.

What they say about all work and no play is true – so why not turn your conference into a mini getaway that includes a night or two away from home, in our 24-room hotel.

In addition to our sophisticated conferencing facilities and luxurious hotel, we also have a host of activities to keep guests entertained before or after all the hard work has been done.

Sterkfontein Deco Lounge

Deco Lounge
Sterkfontein Deco Lounge.

Since the Sterkfontein Deco Lounge opened at the Sterkfontein Caves Visitor Centre a year ago it has grown in reputation as a unique venue ideally suited to intimate events.

If you have a group of 20 or fewer delegates, colleagues or guests, this unusual space is tailored to meet your needs.

Dubbed a “creative think thank”, the space is configured to house six satellite lounge suites, while the building itself has been designed to maximise natural light and to make the most of the beautiful views that surround it.

In acknowledgement of Sterkfontein’s association with the past and it’s locale in the Cradle of Humankind, the lounge’s decor reflects a fusion of art deco and African influence.

With its strong emphasis on providing a niche venue, the Deco Lounge lends itself to events that attract small numbers – think high teas, private dinners, corporate think tanks and private lunches.

And there’s more …

Make your conference one to remember by adding value with a choice of these Cradle of Humankind activities:

Bespoke entertainment, additional audiovisual options, team-building activities and space for hosting outdoor activities may also be added to the mix.

An added convenience is a collection and drop-off service, should this be required.


  • R485 per person for a full-day conference package: three tea breaks, venue and lunch.
  • R435 per person for a half-day conference package: two tea breaks, venue and lunch.

Download our conference package rates below.

Book today via Webtickets to take advantage of our current lunch buffet special at the Deco Lounge.

For more information or to book your event or conference, please call +27 (0)14 577 9000 or send an email to

2019 Conference Package Rates
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