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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, university students and pensioners. There is also a playground outside for the children.

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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.

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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 a warning sign detailing ‘some water and mist’ to come as the start of the experience entails an amusement park style ‘ride’ through a representation of water, air, fire and earth. Well, we were unceremoniously soaked by a deluge of water that left us shivering and looking like drowned rats for the rest of the day. Other than that? It’s a world class, interactive exhibition that offers a variety of presentations.

Thank MaryLewis747
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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 be in touch directly.

Thank you again

Lindsay

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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 shops within the complex and amply parking.

Thank Carol H
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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

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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 text printed on glass panels that are backlit (aesthetically pleasing, but self-defeating for trying to convey information). Also very crowded and loud here.

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