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off R563 Hekpoort Road | Sterkfontein, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1911, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maropeng Visitor Center is where we began our visit. The visit looked promising as we entered through an entrance in the shape of a tumulus. There were few displays of some of the early human fossils on display along with explanations on theories (deliberate disposal...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting for all the family. Nice experience about our past Museum well organized . Congratulation!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of great info and the exhibit on Rising Star Cave is amazing. Exhibits are done well - creative and thought provoking. We stayed two hours.

Thank 1CZ1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did maropeng together with sterkfintein caves (the combo). The visitor center is very educational. Thats the aim of the center. Good for all ages.

Thank Ruhee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting exhibition. The boat ride was an unexpected surprise which the teenage boys enjoyed. Never realised what an important place South Africa was in relation to the origin of human race.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful, and they were available whenever you needed additional information. The boat ride was fun. There is an incredible amount of information about the formation of our world and the development of man; illustrated by fabulous videos, models and...More

Thank Elise376
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of eight (two seniors, two parents, four kids between 8-14) really enjoyed out visit to Maropeng Visitor Center today. The center is about an hour drive from central Johannesburg. We first visited the nearby caves, and then came to Maropeng. This is a...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Almost Human exhibit was very interesting. The boat ride was fun, even for an adult. The other exhibits were interesting and good fun. Ended up doing the walking trail. Got lost the first attempt since the trail isn’t marked very well part way through...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing to write home about except the nicerestaurant and a little boat with a little man made stream. I was disappointing I expected more or better.

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did a go as you please tour using Wilco Tours to visit Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind. It was very Informative and interesting. A bonus for us was that we traveled though some interesting farm land to get there. We had lunch at...More

Thank Shirley B
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