Maropeng Boutique Hotel

R400 Just off the R563, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1751 South Africa
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Sunset over the Magaliesburg and Witwatersburg Mountains - View from the Maropeng Hotel
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#1 of 1 hotels in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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'Maropeng', is a Setswana word meaning 'returning to the place of origin' and this was kept in mind when the interiors of the hotel were designed. The four elemental forces of nature, earth, fire, water and ice that kick-started our planet some 3-billion years ago feature prominently in the overall look. The 24-bed boutique hotel is a five minute walk from South Africa's premier tourist attraction and 10 km (6 mi) from the Sterkfontein Caves.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Bar / lounge
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Breakfast buffet
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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4.0 of 5 stars

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R400 Just off the R563, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1751 South Africa
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ldavid778378 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely boutique hotel and I would definitely recommend for great price and is very well situated to explore both the cradle of humankind and magaliesburg. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

There are one or two things that need to be reviewed though, the wifi is non-existent in the hotel rooms which would be fine if there was decent mobile coverage but there is not, so it makes it impossible to work in privacy, you have to go reception to get decent wifi. Pre booking meals is not worth it as the charge does equate to how much you eat. There is no cash policy that should be highlighted more when booking.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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misskittycat666 wrote a review Sept 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa53 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can not back date this further but I went back in 2015 and this place was amazing! we did not see the stars but the experience was divine. The hotel rooms were HUGE offering luxury, so much of comfort and amenities. I have stayed in many hotels and this was one worthy of a good review. The view from our room was gorgeous, it overlooked the view of unspoiled nature, there were no obstructions of buildings to spoil this view. They had a different selection of tea and coffee's in the room which made this an more pleasant experience from the "usual" options at hotels. The dinner was a buffet dinner which was very good selection of food, very pleasant. We also had a good time at museum itself. While we could hear what was happening in a noisy room, this did not take away from the experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Tashnique J wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg South, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing service, staff was very friendly, food was amazing..would definitely visit again ! Rooms look exactly the same as their website pictures , and staff was very accomodating and helpful. Would recommend to anybody whose looking for a beautiful escape in the bushes !
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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miniexplorers2023 wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Place didn’t meet my expectations. On our 1st night, during dinner, power went out just when our meal was presented to our table. The hotel’s generator apparently ran out of diesel. We had our meal in the dark. Our waiter could only manage to provide our table of 7 with a tiny candle.He informed us that the manager would talk with us the next day. After dinner,we had to walk back to our rooms using the tiny candle that was provided at dinner (no torches/flashlights provided). We were forced to hunker down in my sister’s hotel room until power was restored. One light in my bathroom was flickering while the light above the sink was completely out. The air conditioner made a loud sound as if a helicopter was about to take off. I didn’t get a restful night. The next day, during breakfast, the manager didn’t come and have a conversation with us as promised the previous night.
During checkout the front desk stuff was only concerned about me settling my bill from dinner than the bad service. I asked to speak with the manager & was told they were not available and they will contact me via phone or email, I never heard from them.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Chidozie Uzoezie wrote a review Feb 2020
Lagos, Nigeria38 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having worked up our appetite after exploring the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Museum, we decided to give attention to our grumbling stomachs, so we drove to the Maropeng Boutique Hotel on the premises of the Cradle of Humankind. The lunch was sumptuous, tasty and healthy. The only problem was that it took a long time to get the food ready. But the food did come eventually. And as we savoured our meals, we enjoyed the scenic views of Witwatersberg and Magaliesberg ranges from the restaurant. We didn't spend a night at the hotel, so I can't say what their accomodation and room services are like. However, the restaurant is an excellent place for a tasty and healthy meal. The environment is very natural, neat and picturesque.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KateandSteve wrote a review Mar 2024
Cornwall, United Kingdom152 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a stunning setting and a very comfortable hotel. We stayed three nights. On the second night there was a corporate event and the staff were concerned we would be disturbed, but we weren't. We had been given the room furthest from the communal areas and hardly heard a thing. We opted for room service on that evening and our food was superb. Our comfort and service were obviously just as important to the staff as the event. The manager even came to chcek with us at breakfast the next morning because she was concerned in case we had been disturbed. In the hospitality industry, it's the people who make a place. This hotel has it right. We loved it. Thank you to all the staff who looked after us so well. Our stay was so restful and the patio was a perfect place to sit with a glass of wine, taking in the spectacular scenery.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MRichardson2014 wrote a review Oct 2023
Lake of Bays, Canada946 contributions388 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot speak highly enough about our stay. Our room was beautiful, clean and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The view from our patio was spectacular and the tree filled with weaver birds was a pleasure to watch. For dinner we had room service - delicious peri peri chicken and braised oxtail. Both were delicious! The breakfast buffet was varied with excellent quality foods and you could special order eggs as you liked. All staff were friendly, helpful and professional. Recommend highly.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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petro1625 wrote a review Apr 2021
Brakpan, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful welcome from the staff, thank you. The spacious room was so inviting after a most enjoyable day with friends. The peaceful surroundings made us so at ease and after a goodnight sleep a delicious breakfast boost us for new experiences. We enjoyed our stay very much.

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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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RPMohlamme wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is beautiful and very quite. The food is amazing.
Would also like to thank chef Lunga for making the experience more memorable with his delicious pasta Alfredo. Will definetely be going back with my partner for a truly relaxing getaway.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Meander610036 wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Generally, the front desk staff were courteous and helpful. My main gripe was with the chef. One evening I ordered a shoulder lamb which was on the menu. When my meal came, it was fatty lamb chops I was given. When I asked the waiter why this was so, he said he didn't know the difference between shoulder lamb and lamb chops. I then asked to see the chef who came out to my table. In our conversation the chef said because there wasn't any shoulder lamb, he had given me lamb chops. When I protested and said that I should have at least been consulted, and given the opportunity to order something else, he stormed off. The hotel needs to fix this. The chef, whose name is Tebogo, is insolent. The hotel also needs to match its menu to what is available in the kitchen. This incident turned what would have been a pleasant weekend into an unpleasant stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Neil J
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Hi.space is limited but possible. The menu is different every week. Please contact the hotel directly to find out availability and the weeks menu. Lunch is always available at the restaurant at the visitors Centre.
Answer from vita713
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa108 contributions95 helpful votes
Although I am simply a guest at this hotel, I feel certain that if you asked them direct they would be only too happy to help.
nickytravels wrote a tip Mar 2023
East London, South Africa478 contributions88 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack hiking shoes - there's a good trail around the hotel."
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Solo Raphiri wrote a tip Feb 2023
Klerksdorp, South Africa11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request for the last room at the end of the hotel for more privacy.."
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WayneF wrote a tip May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa20 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rather stay elsewhere."
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Janine G wrote a tip Dec 2019
Pretoria, South Africa248 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the 24 rooms are the same. Nos 1- about 8 are closer to the main center so maybe a bit noisier. We were in 16, very quiet."
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LOUIS-THE-LAWYER wrote a tip Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa194 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room at the end e.g. #123"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,207 - R 2,226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgCradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maropeng Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sable Ranch Hiking Trail (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Heksies Hideaway, The Bru House & Diner, and Brambles At Vivari Hotel & Spa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Maropeng Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kromdraai Gold Mine (12.0 km).
Is Maropeng Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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