Maropeng is the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind and the Sterkfontein Caves. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an easy drive of about an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years.
On arrival, you will see a massive burial mound called the Tumulus, which is your entrance to learning the secrets of our ancestry.
Adventure: Tour 2500m² of exhibits with an underground boat ride.
Award winning: Winner of the 2008 Tourist Attraction category at the South African Tourism Welcome Awards and many others.
Intriguing: See fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools up to 1-million years old, and much more.
Interactive: Ideal for children, the Maropeng Visitor Centre is self-guided and highly interactive.
Please click here for further details of Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves: www.maropeng.co.za