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Address: off R563 Hekpoort Road | Sterkfontein, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site 1911, South Africa
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+27 14 577 9000
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This is a pretty cool place. Fun to go out for a Saturday and keep busy with family. Enjoyed it all.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had such an amazing stay and the staff were forever smiling and ready to help . They made me feel at home and I made some great friends .I had a deluxe room and it was so big and very clean . All the facilities were working and everything I needed was in the room. The view was breathtaking... More 

Thank TumisangThabo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so interesting to learn about the start of life on earth. The experience is well laid out, informative and fun. The whole family enjoyed it! A must to see Little Foot and Mrs Ples.

Thank Heidilararf
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Maropeng on a trip to South Africa. I was impressed with all of the displays and interactive functionality. It really made me think about the world, past, present and future. I would recommend this site to all humans, of any age.

Thank Mike G
Austin, Texas
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100 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to do a day trip from Johannesburg and used Google Maps. Unfortunately google tried to take us thru private property that was blocked off & failed to give us other options. Somehow we found our way to the caves & there a nice gentlemen suggested putting in Maropeng Boutique Hotel in google maps and that's how we found... More 

1 Thank TheArmenianHobo
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Maropeng on the 12th Feb 2017 as it was my son's birthday. Whilst we were there an elderly lady (approx. 80 years), tripped and fell on a large round metal disk in front of the entrance area while she was pushing her friend who was in a wheelchair. Your security staff were very poorly trained, just kept... More 

Thank chantalkruger2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty cool place. Fun to go out for a Saturday and keep busy with family. Enjoyed it all.

Thank Hardly089
Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful display of South African capability: the very best visitor centre I have ever been to. Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff at the reception area. We were advised that the interactive displays are self explanatory, and that it was. An exhibit that would make any budding paleontologist excited...plus interactive displays that even the younger... More 

1 Thank Petro P
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been wanting to visit the Cradle of Humankind for a long time so my expectations were high. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibition itself captivating. The underground boat ride was an exciting bonus.

Thank James D
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun and informative displays, very good for children. The water boat trip is a bit naff but fun nonetheless. Good to do on a hot day.

Thank Rebecca H
Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maropeng is the place where a skull was found of a predecessor of the Homo sapiens, older than the famous Lucy in Kenya, and called Mrs Ples. It's not too far from Johannesburg and Tshwane/Pretoria, about 2 hours driving, and it's worthwhile the detour if you're interested in archeology and the early history of human mankind. The Museum is especially... More 

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