What’s on at Maropeng this November

  • November 10, 2014

There is always something to do at Maropeng – in addition to an amazing line-up of events, there are many activities to keep the whole family entertained.

This November, enjoy lunch with family and friends, go stargazing, help solve a murder mystery, or take part in a Swartkrans walking tour …


Carvery lunches

Every Sunday in November

Sundays are always full of fun at Maropeng. And they’re made even better by the carvery lunch that will be served at the Tumulus restaurant every Sunday in November.

You’ll have a choice between two juicy roast meats, a range of salads and mouth-watering desserts.

Age: Whole family

Price: Adults R195; children (5-12) R105 (buffet)/R60 (kiddies’ menu)

Have more questions? Then contact Mmathabo Maine at mmathabom@maropeng.co.za.

Please note: Bookings are only confirmed once the full price is paid; no refunds will be made within 72 hours of the event.

Get your ticket here


Stargazing at the Maropeng Hotel

15 November 2014

There is more to our beautiful universe than what we observe every day. To get some perspective, turn your eyes to the skies and come stargaze with us at Maropeng.

You’ll have the expert company of our resident astronomer, Vincent Nettmann.

Bring along a warm jacket and binoculars, and keep your fingers crossed for clear weather.

Age: Adults only

Time: 6pm (Welcome drinks will be served upon arrival)

Price: R350 (which includes the stargazing presentation and a meal)

Book your tickets here.



Swartkrans walking tours: don’t miss this rare opportunity

22 November 2014

Swartkrans, one of Maropeng’s richest fossil sites, is also one of the world’s most important palaeontological sites, which is usually closed to the public.

On the 22 November, however, it will be open to small groups.

You’ll get a chance to witness an active palaeontological dig and a tour around the site with scientist Morris Sutton.

Age: Adults only

Time: 9am (the tour will last between three and four hours)

Price: R350, which includes a light picnic meal.

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget sun block and a hat.

Book your ticket here



Maropeng murder mystery afternoon: can you solve the mystery?

29 November 2014

How about some intrigue in the Cradle of Humankind? We’re hosting a murder mystery afternoon on 29 November 2014.

Put your detective skills to the test and help anthropology expert Dr Patrick Randolph-Quinney and Maropeng’s bone detective, Brendon Billings, solve the mystery behind skeletal remains “found” by the police in a sandpit in Maropeng.

You’ll be challenged to figure out who did it, why … and how?

Maropeng and the forensic anthropology and archaeology division of the Human Identification Unit at Wits University’s School of Anatomical Sciences are the organisers of this epic evening.

Age: Adults only

Time: 2pm

Price: R425 (including buffet dinner at the Tumulus restaurant)

Book your tickets here


And to make the experience extra-special, why not combine the event with a stay at the luxury boutique Maropeng Hotel.

Contact Mmathabo Maine at mmathabom@maropeng.co.za to find out more.

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