Why you should visit Maropeng at least once

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Travel back in time and return to the place of origin. Maropeng is home to the Sterkfontein Caves and the Cradle of Humankind making it a wonderful place to take the family. Just an hour away from Johannesburg or Pretoria, you don’t have to travel far to discover where our ancestors lived over 3 million years ago. Here are a few more reasons why you should visit at least once.

It brings out your adventurous side

 Whether you love adrenaline based activities or history, both will be satisfied with a tour of the Sterkfontein caves. Explore the vast expanses of rock, crawl through tunnels and inspect every nook and cranny of the caves.

You can travel back in time in a boat

This tour will show you our beginnings, more than 4 billion years ago, from the Ice Age to the shifting plates that formed the continents we know today. After the boat tour you enter a world that reveals how humans came to be and how they lived so many years ago.

It’s a knowledge treasure trove

There’s not price that can be put on the knowledge you gain in one tour through Maropeng. You walk away with so much knowledge of our past, ancestors, how we lived years ago and more! It’s also a fantastic place and fun way to show children a bit of our history. Besides, every child will love the caves, it’s like a real-life Indiana Jones adventure.

The tour is totally interactive

The most disappointing part of a day out is hearing that your child did not enjoy him or herself. You don’t have to walk around in long tours, looking at things while a boring voice drones on in the background. The tour is interactive so kids will love it! Learn about the earth’s origin and our past in interactive videos, displays and fun games.

Whether it’s to enjoy a meal with friends or family, to explore the Sterkfontein caves or travel back in time to the first humans in South Africa, you will find great value in visiting Maropeng this holiday season. So, next time when you are around Johannesburg, do pay a visit to this extraordinary place.

Have you been to Maropeng yet? What was or is your favourite part of this heritage site?



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