Fodor's Expert Review Maropeng Visitor Centre

Cradle of Humankind Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

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.

Museum/Gallery Visitor Center Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

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

014-577–9000

www.maropeng.co.za

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: R120 (combo ticket with Sterkfontein Caves for R190)

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