About Maropeng Visitor Centre

Visit the visitor centre for The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in Gauteng, South Africa.

Maropeng, the visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind, is the place local and tourists are clamouring to see and experience. Tour 2500 square metres of exhibits with an underground boat ride. See fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools up to 1-million years old, and much, much more.

This internationally acclaimed tourist attraction highlights, by means of interactive, visually stunning exhibits, the universal relevance of the Cradle of Humankind as our ancestral home.

An exciting boat ride takes you back 3-billion years through the elements that kickstarted life on the planet and your journey continues through a 150m interactive 'virtual cave'

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WhereMaropeng Visitor Centre, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng, South Africa

WhenOpen Daily from 09h00 to 17h00. The last boat ride departs at 16h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)14 577-9000

OvernightStay nearby in Cradle of Humankind, in Gauteng


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