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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 27 September 2017

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.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Marcel V
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Have visited many international visitors / tourist attractions and can definitely say that South Africa can compete with a lot of them with regard to Maropeng. If you have not yet been there - GO!

Thank Thea M
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

World's biggest repository of human ancestor fossils well presented curated by national geographic and the faculty of human anthropology at the university or witwatersrand. Excellent guided tours. Also visit nearby limestone caves in which the fossils were found. The main cave is sterkfontein

Thank Roslyn H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

When travelling with family, it is not that easy to find attractions that addresses different interests. Maropeng (and Sterkfontein) are a perfect day out of Johannesburg and an amazing tour with fossils, information, food for thought and fun. Everyone I know likes to understand where...More

Thank MAldrigui
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A very interesting tour, loads to see and amazing interactive experiences. This is a wonderful experience for adults and children alike and should form part of the Sterkfontein Caves experience.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had such an incredible experience exploring the Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves! It was exciting to see ancient fossils and learn so much about our origins. Our guide, Rebecca Modise, was so warm and knowledgeable. Thank you!

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

As someone not very interested in archeology or where we come from I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Maropeng. The exhibits are very well put together and interesting. It explains where we fit in. I was pleasantly surprised and loved it. Beautiful setting as well. Wear comfortable...More

Thank Linky B
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