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Maropeng Visitor Centre

  • Off R563 Hekpoort Rd. Map It
  • Sterkfontein
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/11/2014

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Maropeng is the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and offers much more than information about the region: it's a modern, interactive museum dedicated to the history of humanity. It provides information about the various fossil sites in the area. About a 90-minute drive from either Johannesburg or Pretoria, it's one of the area's top attractions. It's best visited in parallel with the nearby fossil site of Sterkfontein Caves (about 5

km/3 miles away), but to visit both you'll need to set aside at least half a day.

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Address:

Off R563 Hekpoort Rd., Johannesburg, 1911, South Africa

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Phone:

014-577–9000

Updated 11/11/2014

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