The official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind, The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an award-winning, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.
Visitors to the Centre get to learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools and fossils that are up to one million years old. There is a self-guided, interactive tour that allows visitors take all the time needed to ponder humanity’s fascinating origin story.
The Sterkfontein Caves are owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, whose scientists have been responsible for the main excavations at this World Heritage Site. They are credited with many of the most notable discoveries in the caves, including the world-famous fossils of Mrs Ples and Little Foot, the latter being an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton dating back more than three million years.