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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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getting to know where my bones come from

This is a must see for all!!!.. Building outside looks average.. but enjoyed the interactive lessonon human kind... loved the mini-'boat' ride thru evolution of man.. Suprising... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
marilek
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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If the Sterkfontein caves takes no. 1 spot then this takes second place.Again excellent design and tour guide.Great value and a must see for adults and kids alike.Very educational. Road signposting is really bad for the caves as well

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Thank Samgaffor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see for all!!!.. Building outside looks average.. but enjoyed the interactive lessonon human kind... loved the mini-'boat' ride thru evolution of man.. Suprising enjoyable education experience.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had read about Maropeng and as I am interested in human archaeology and history it looked just the thing. I am sorry to say it was a disappointment. Very little on the early humanoids, their tools etc. A few copy skulls and bones. Most of it was so twee and aimed at 6-12 year olds. There is a very... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly, the exhibit itself is well laid out and easy to understand, we especially loved the 'boat ride' as it was totally unexpected. Well done to the staff and organizers for a very enjoyable and informative day. Next time we'll definitely go to the caves as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves this past December with our family. This was a wonderful and educational experience. The facilities are world class and very visual and interactive. The Maropeng visitor centre is a must for families with children. The Sterkfontein Caves however would not be suitable for small children under 8 years.

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Thank Renier F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the heritage site on 24th December 2016. Very educative tour with helpful tour guides. The boat to the museum was exiting and learnt a lot on human kind. A must see in Maropeng though its about 80 kilometers from Pretoria and about 50 Kilometers from Jorburg. The underground scene is very exiting.

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Thank Judy M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It just your average natural history museum but the location and proximaty to the Sterkfontein caves make it a nice stop. Also there are some fun attractions that give the museum something extra.

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Thank Frederique L
South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend most of the morning at Maropeng and then combined it with the cave tour at Sterkfontein caves. The area is well maintained and the staff are very professional with the guided tour

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Thank RiaanSouthAfrica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to see all interesting things about human history . Boat ride water ride is someting to do best part of the whole experience staff are frendly and very helpfull .

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