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off R563 Hekpoort Road | Sterkfontein, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1911, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We only visited the Maropeng site and not the caves or the walk. It is about 90 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg, providing you can find it. Don’t look for signs saying ‘Cradle of Humankind’, but follow signs to Maropeng, where this site is situated. There...More

Thank malabarfly
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I visited the museum with a 24 yo overseas visitor in the week. Not busy, apart from 3 busloads of school kids. We both enjoyed the trip, and it was much better than I anticipated. Some unexpected features along the way (not giving away any...More

Thank Benjaminhero
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We were staying at the Morpeng Boutique Hotel which is next-door (5 minute stroll) and visited the centre in the afternoon. It was very interesting & more engaging than anticipated. Although a bit if a "gimmick" the underground water ride was fun. Probably best to...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Took the kids on Sunday, what a ball!!! When you have children with you the whole place takes on a new feel and meaning. Still a fun place to visit and dream about what once was. Clean, friendly staff and well priced. Well done guys!!

Thank matthew2018010203
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I read that this was a great day trip to take outside of Johannesburg, I don’t know if I would agree. If you have never learned anything about evolution or how the world was created then this is great for you. Being an anthropologist and...More

Thank Jenna N
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear Jenna N Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are so sorry that the experience was not up to your expectation. Please could you forward your contact details to info@maropeng.co.za attention Lindsay, in order for me to get in...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Was a relaxing day. We were showing an American lady around the place and she thoroughly enjoyed herself

Thank Courtney S
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Dear Courtney S Thank you for your feedback. So glad you and your guest had a wonderful day. Regards Lindsay Marshall

Reviewed 15 May 2018

If you love museums this is a must see and if you're deciding between Maropeng or Sterkfontein, choose Maropeng especially if you have kids of school-going age.

Thank nbejozi
Reviewed 11 May 2018

It is one of the most interactive visitors center I have ever been too. With really well thought out ways to inform people by engaging them in various activities. Its great for kids and adults alike. You will definitely feel like you learned something of...More

Thank Theran P
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and informative explanation on the origins of man, the displays were especially impressive, kids also loved the interactive exhibitions and water ride. I was impressed at how much information they were able to communicate through the exhibitions to a wide and varied audience.

Thank R0bReview
Reviewed 6 May 2018

It is waste of time. The Visitor Centre is looking nice as a form from outside but there is nothing to see except a few fossils.

Thank epruuu
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Good day We are so sorry to read that you did not enjoy the experience. We would welcome additional feedback which you can forward to us on info@maropeng.co.za. Many thanks Lindsay Marshall

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