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Maropeng Visitor Centre

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It is now a universally accepted fact that it is the Continent of Africa that is the birthplace of our human species. This is the place where our collective umbilical cord lies buried – in the soil of this great continent. Nowhere else on Earth does...more
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R400 off R563 Hekpoort Road | Sterkfontein, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1911, South Africa
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All reviews boat ride sterkfontein caves interactive displays homo naledi all ages world class on display school children world heritage site south africa human evolution whole family well worth the visit guided tour million years combo ticket exhibition
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting during ones visit to Maropeng ... there is so much to learn here It was a good experience and worth the visit it’s also kid friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hospitality23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What an experience. Conference room is super. The food was excellent and more than enough for everyone. Howard looked after us very well and went out of his way to make sure all our needs were met. Fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rickysteenkamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I particularly loved the boat trip but the whole centre was amazing and the staff so kind and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnneM799
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are thrilled you had such a good experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem. We've been itching to go for quite some time and this was truly an awe-inspiring experience!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bekkiekind
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. I hope that this will be the first of many visits.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

The caves and the exhibition are separate from one another by several kilometers. You can purchase a ticket for either or both, but allow time to travel between them and have transportation figured out before hand. Our group stopped by on a Thursday mid-morning and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the detailed feedback. It is always wonderful to share feedback like this with our staff. We aim to keep our guides up to date with the latest information. Hope you will visit again soon

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Great presentation of information linking to ancient humans. Very informational tour and well presented with different rooms full of images and information. A time travel adventure back in time to our ancestors and the way they lived Very interesting an neat

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zastian
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed you visit with us.

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Good facilities, plenty of parking and fairly easy to find. Had lunch at the café which was fresh and well priced. All staff were friendly and informed. The museum experience was better than expected and enjoyable. Worth a day trip from Pretoria in conjunction with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kate W
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to you visiting again soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Africa carries a significant meaning for human evolution and this is the place to start your research. With a discovery of human forms and their skeletons proves this point. Come here for research and connect with local universities for further discovery . Remember to take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maromza
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Visited the Maropeng Visitor Centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site. Was very impressed with the facility and layout. Found it to be world class. Navigating through the waters and entering the exhibition centre was the highlight. The material was well presented and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sewpersads
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your Maropeng experience. Indeed, a combined visit with the Sterkfontein Caves is an ideal way to fully appreciate our ancient roots.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

This museum was amazing in the layout, an interactive cave cutout where you could see how narrow the cave entrances are, the information, the videos, and the overall research being done. I wish I had spent more time here to really soak it all in!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank globetrotting-elissa
Lindsay M, Curator at Maropeng Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We really hope you will visit again soon to spend more time

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