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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

Complimentary to a cave tour. This is an extensive information display on the origins of mankind. Excellent for both adults and children alike. The water trip was fun but I'm not sure how much information it contributed.

Thank Sharpshooter55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After the wrist band-style ticket purchase at the nearby ‘market’ one gains access in the form of a group tour. Be prepared for a queue before entering the actual exhibit. There is information to keep one ‘amused’ along the way. I was surprised to read...More

Thank MaryLewis747
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear MaryLewis747 Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am delighted it was overall a good experience, but I am concerned about what happened in the boatride. Please could you send your contact details to info@maropeng.co.za so that I may...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day at Maropeng, then decided to stay at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel next door. The museum is extraordinary, showing the history of mankind through a number of different mediums, including videos, a boat ride and interactive displays. There are food and souvenir...More

Thank Carol H
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Carol H Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the visit and we hope you will visit again soon. Regards Lindsay Marshall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as much of the explanatory material is the same. If you are capable of doing the cave, spend your time at Sterkfontein then pop in for 30 minutes to see actual fossils and cave replica here. Drawback at both venues was the difficulty reading explanatory...More

Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to visit! you can see real bones of a recently discovered species and the museum is really interesting. Kids would love it. Adults enjoy it. Surprisingly good.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place. Fabulous! It takes you from the beginning of time and talks about the development of humankind. Not to be missed!

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the centre for lunch. Wow. The visitors centre has a beautiful view and the inside is a story on its own. Great restaurant that serves awesome food. Really cannot wait to go back.

1  Thank ntiyis0m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is definetely worth the visit. Fantastic attraction. An education centre and museum for all ages.

Thank Marcel V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight for me when visiting Maropeng was the boat ride that takes you through the four stages of evolution. There is plenty of interactive exhibits and the evolution of the species. A good visit here could about two hours. I was fortunate during my...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had been to some of the caves, but not the visitors center. Was very good and kept my 5 and 9 year old interested and busy. Overall a great spot, although I have to assume it could be a bit crowed over the weekend...More

Thank Anthony A
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