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Maropeng Visitor Centre

off R563 Hekpoort Road | Sterkfontein, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1911, South Africa
+27 14 577 9000
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off R563 Hekpoort Road | Sterkfontein, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1911, South Africa
+27 14 577 9000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre, the staff/guides were friendly. The restaurant at the top of the centre has great views and their light lunches are good. But, if you do not believe in evolution, it can be a boring visit. We did the tour...More

Thank _elliemare2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre and whilst you watch your kids swoon with awe and wonder, as they partake of the interactive educational experiences, take the boat ride or dash through the "disorientating" tunnel or even beg that we go back inside to do it...More

Thank SST222
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a full day tour of the Cradle of Humankind. There was an exhibit of the Homo Naledi fossils that were found in the Cradle. It was very interesting to see how they excavated the fossils and classified them as a newly...More

Thank omahanetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding display that is captivating and extremely well presented. The various methods of presenting what could be quite a "dry" subject turns the experience into a lively encounter and very educational. the Homo Naledi exhibition was superb. overall, a world-class venue and...More

Thank AdvenioPS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About 1.5 hours drive from Jozi you will find a very interesting and even exciting museum. Friendly staff giving a quick overview (incl. Combination ticket Sterkfontein Cave, about 8 km from the Visitor Centre). The tour starts with an exhibition about the latest findings. The...More

Thank JNinSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing more than a small museum. My wife enjoyed it more than I did but we both agreed that if it had not been a rainy day, we would have left sooner. Some of the stuff was interactive other more informational. There is way to...More

Thank Meir Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from kempton park to maropeng was long, boring and frustrating. Getting there all you could see was a hill. But as soon as you get inside everything changes. Excitement levels begin to build up. Friendly staff take you on a detailed tour. I remember...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had visitors from Ireland to stay over and decided on a whim to visit this attraction. We were all well pleased we did. To start off with, access is good as is parking which is plentiful as well as free. The entrance to the...More

Thank PhilipCJ
Reviewed 9 May 2017

MaropengSa is a very education area for all of us and is very uplifting.Ideal for families,institutions and all of us.

Thank Masilo N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Loved the boat ride, amazing exhibits, visitor friendly. Just really such a great spot for local or tourist!

Thank 750katherinec
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How do I get there without a car rental from Peermont Mondiar at Emperors Palace Hotel. Hire cab or private tour? Once there, is there a shuttle service among various attractions, especially the visitor's center and the Sterkfontein (sp?) Caves. Can you go partway in the cave or is it one way in and one way, I am 63 so might not be up for arduous explorations. How long to tour two main sites including boat ride? Are there any cave paintings nearby?
4 May 2017|
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Response from Lindsay M | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Bubi from our sales team is looking forward to being of assistance. Please can you provide a contact email address
IWhich direction from Krugersdorp to Cradle of mankind
21 July 2016|
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Response from Vipin J | Reviewed this property |
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