Welcome to Maropeng (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. By coming here, you are coming to the birthplace of humanity.
THE EXHIBITION AT THE MAROPENG VISITOR CENTRE
The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few 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.
The magnificent Maropeng Conference Centre is located inside the iconic Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, a mere hour’s drive from Pretoria or Johannesburg. The location is perfect for an intensive strategy session or a small executive getaway close to the city.
Our state-of-the-art conference centre is just a short walk from the elegant boutique Maropeng Hotel, which offers guests and delegates some of the best views in Gauteng, attentive four-star service, and a fabulous dining experience.
The Maropeng Hotel, with breathtaking views of the Witwaterberg and Magaliesberg ranges, is the epitome of luxury accommodation in the Cradle of Humankind. It includes 24 bedrooms, sleeping up to 48 people.