A leisurely hours drive from joburg. A good day trip to this Cradle site, with Sterkfontein caves about 10 min away. Enjoyed our tour, and the scenery. Totally wide open spaces.
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I visited with my 13 year old son, and this was an excellent outing. He had done a project on Homo Naledi in school just a few weeks after the finding was publicized. The entire skeleton is exhibited here, along with very interesting exhibits. It's...More
This was probably one of my favorite places that I visited while in SA. This was the type of place that is truly an educational and an overall experience. The cave experience is like being transported through time. And going through the museum is like...More
As a South African with some depth of knowledge, I was not expecting this complex story to be so well told, and in such a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. Each member of the family came away with something, from scientific insight to appreciation of the...More
The museum was great! We drove specifically from Johannesburg to see the cradle of humankind (combined with the Sterkfontein Caves site) and were really happy about it! I believe that the different sections offer a good balance between contemplating and acting so you don't get bored along...More
There are two parts to the experience, a visit to the underground caves at Sterkfontein and then the museum at Maropeng. The caves have a small museum attached where you can see information on the pre-humanoid discoveries in the area as well as some basic...More
The guided tour in the cave is interesting and nice for adults and kids but maropeng museum is perfect for teaching kids (especially prep school age) about earth, hominides and basic phisics..they will love it! We were lucky as there was also an exibition about...More
We got here early, close to opening, so it was just my husband and I on the guided tour, which was a really nice touch. The museum you walk through first is a little boring and geared more for kids. Our guide for the cave...More
I understand why places like this feel they need to cater to children because families must have a hard time going places like this when their kids are bored and impatient, but I felt the exhibits went too far in this direction. The information is...More