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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 30 December 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the Maropeng Visitor Centre, and we really enjoyed our morning out. The stunning displays are interactive and very informative. With the little boat ride been a special treat. Facilities are lovely, and the snack area/canteen serves up some tasty light...More

Thank 342nickym
Reviewed 11 December 2017

It is a must see. The ambiance of the area is so amazing. i enjoyed the underground baot ride, i did it twice. Well done !

Thank thembi_ndou1
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A riveting encounter and interesting tour into our origins. All staff encountered were friendly and focused on ensuring we enjoyed our visit. The layout of the tour through the building is excellent, the display of information interesting and original and one leaves with that "WOW"...More

Thank penny n
Reviewed 9 November 2017

i had so much fun here and the tour is much interesting although we didnt have the tour guide but its worth a visit

Thank Thinga_and_Cynthia
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit (buy a combined ticket to include the Sterkfontein Caves) if you are in the Jo’berg area. A hugely informative guide to the evolution of man and the spread of our species across the globe. It is educational but always presented...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Maropeng is interesting if you’re interested in seeing the fossils (little foot, homo naledi etc), it’s much better for little children but there is a lot of reading involved. The boat ride is very cool (about 5 mins long). There are discounts for school groups,...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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 16 October 2017 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 18 October 2017

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 8 October 2017

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 18 October 2017

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 1 October 2017

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

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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
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Response from Vipin J | Reviewed this property |
R400, Mogale, 1911 25.9707112 , 27.6592493