Stay in lux­u­ry: Maropeng four-star bou­tique hotel

Expe­ri­ence the won­der­ful ambi­ence and roman­tic soli­tude of the Cra­dle of Humankind World Her­itage Site at Maropeng’s four-star bou­tique hotel. Spend a night or two in lux­u­ry, and wake up to the sight of the sun­rise over the gor­geous land­scape of the Cra­dle. Vis­it us on Tri­pAd­vi­sor for guest com­ments and rankings.

The Uni­verse, life and man’s jour­ney to human­i­ty: Maropeng exhi­bi­tion highlights

The Maropeng exhi­bi­tion is a won­der­ful way to learn about our col­lec­tive jour­ney to human­i­ty. It starts with the birth of Earth and its plan­e­tary place in the uni­verse, and then fol­lows humankind’s evo­lu­tion­ary path to the species we are today. Learn about extinct species, fos­sils and what makes us human in this fan­sci­nat­ing exhi­bi­tion. And don’t for­get the boat ride …

Maropeng Bou­tique Hotel: lux­u­ry accom­mo­da­tion in the Cra­dle World Her­itage Site

The Maropeng Hotel, with stun­ning views of the Wit­wa­ter­berg and Mag­a­lies­berg ranges, is the epit­o­me of lux­u­ry accom­mo­da­tion in the Cra­dle of Humankind World Her­itage Site. The four-star estab­lish­ment includes 24 bed­rooms, sleep­ing up to 48 people.

Sterk­fontein Caves: UNESCO World Her­itage Site

The Sterk­fontein Caves are cred­it­ed with many famous fos­sil dis­cov­er­ies, includ­ing the world famous Mrs Ples” and Lit­tle Foot”, an almost com­plete Aus­tralo­p­ithe­cus skele­ton dat­ing back more than 3-mil­lion years. Home to a top restau­rant, con­fer­enc­ing facil­i­ties, easy access to the caves them­selves, and tours every half-hour, sev­en days a week, the caves are a must for any vis­i­tor trav­el­ling to Johannesburg.

Maropeng: Vis­i­tor Cen­tre to the Cra­dle of Humankind WHS

Vis­it­ing the Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in Gauteng’s Cra­dle of Humankind World Her­itage Site? Here’s what you can expect, from the pre­his­toric Tumu­lus mound to the inter­ac­tive exhi­bi­tion and boat ride, plus plen­ty of fun and fam­i­ly-cen­tred enter­tain­ment in between.

Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre: what to expect

You enter the Maropeng Vis­i­tor Cen­tre via a pre­his­toric mound (the Tumu­lus build­ing) and after a boat ride that takes you through a jour­ney of cre­ation of life on the plan­et and mankind’s evo­lu­tion, you exit into the 21st cen­tu­ry! What an expe­ri­ence! Here’s what to expect when vis­it­ing Maropeng, the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre to the Cra­dle of Humankind World Her­itage Site.

Maloney’s Eye Prin­ci­pal thanks Maropeng and Flow for Food Garden

Staff from Flow Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Maropeng lent a hand with the plant­i­ng, and even Prin­ci­pal Ellen Mpho Sechot­lo got her hands dirty. 

Prin­ci­pal Sechot­lo was grate­ful to Flow and Maropeng for being part of chang­ing the lives – and fill­ing the tum­mies – of the learners.

Maropeng plants food gar­den at Maloney’s Eye School

Magel van de Ven­ter, Maropeng’s edu­ca­tion and mar­ket­ing exec­u­tive, has worked close­ly with Maloney’s Eye for many years now – it’s large­ly due to her efforts that the pupils have decent facil­i­ties, a ful­ly func­tion­al kitchen, jun­gle gyms to play on, and, as of Fri­day 9 May, a food garden.

Swartkrans walk­ing tour: Book your place today

Swartkrans, one of the Cradle’s rich­est fos­sil sites, is usu­al­ly closed to the pub­lic. But on these tours, small groups will have a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to observe an active palaeon­to­log­i­cal dig and will be guid­ed around the site by sci­en­tist Mor­ris Sut­ton, who is cur­rent­ly exca­vat­ing there.

South Africa’s fos­sil record dates back more than 300-mil­lion years

Aus­tralo­p­ithe­cus sed­i­ba returns to the the Cra­dle of Humankind