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“Great boat ride”

Maropeng Visitor Centre
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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 visit that the visitor centre was quiet and I had the place virtually to myself.

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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 and holidays. We went mid week, and not a lot of people. Just a added bit of info, trust the road signs, and not GPS when driving, the last 20 km, GPS will sent you into different parts of the property, with no access to the visitors center.

Thank Anthony A
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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
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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
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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 do we come from and how challenging it is to understand evolution.
As I mentioned above, it is unmissable!

Thank MAldrigui
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