What’s on at Maropeng in January

  • January 14, 2014

The festive season may be over, but there’s a lot to look forward to at Maropeng this January, so there’s no need to hole up at home.

Here are some events you can enjoy at Maropeng during the month:

Treat your tastebuds to a delicious carvery lunch. Photo courtesy of the Cradle of Humankind

Carvery lunch

Every Sunday throughout January

Guests can enjoy a delicious carvery lunch at Maropeng’s Tumulus Restaurant, which includes a choice of two roast meats, salads and desserts.

Bookings can be made at the Maropeng shop.


Children (5-12): kiddies’ menu R50; buffet menu R95

Adults’ buffet menu R175

Swartkrans Walking Tour

18 January 2014

One of the richest fossil sites in the Cradle, Swartkrans is usually closed to the public. But on these tours, small groups have the rare opportunity to observe an active palaeontological dig under the guidance of scientist Morris Sutton, who is currently excavating there.

Age: Adults only

Time: 9am

Venue: Meet at the Sterkfontein Caves with Dr Sutton before walking to Swartkrans

Cost: The cost of the tour is R375 per person and includes a light picnic lunch

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This tour will only go ahead if a minimum of seven people have booked.

Stargazing – Our Summer Skies 2

Stargazing with Vincent Nettmann is the perfect introduction for aspiring astronomers. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

25 January 2014

Explore the universe with Maropeng’s resident astronomer, Vincent Nettmann.

Discover some amazing facts about the fascinating lifecycles of stars as we take a last look at our summer skies for this season.

We will observe the summer sky objects through our range of large-aperture telescopes.

Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars to participate in a beginner’s laser-guided sky tour. We recommend that you bring a jersey, as the late evenings can become chilly.

Age: Adults only

Time: 6pm with welcome drinks

Venue: Maropeng Boutique Hotel

Cost: R350 per person, which includes the stargazing presentation and set menu

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Should you wish to combine this event with a stay at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel, please contact Mmathabo Maine on 014 577 9000 or mmathabom@maropeng.co.za to make a reservation.

Please note the laser-guided star tour and large-aperture telescopic stargazing are subject to weather conditions.

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