Cooper’s Cave Picnic: 15, 22 and 29 December and 5 January

Cooper’s Cave Picnic: 15, 22 and 29 December and 5 January

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Maropeng and iHominin are offering budding palaeontologists a rare opportunity to explore a 1.5-million-year-old fossil site. The day’s activities include an interactive fossil and site talk, exploring a cave, a chance to look for fossils, and learning how to make stone tools.
This is a must-do for adults and children with an interest in palaeontology and archaeology. Remember to pack a torch, hat, apply sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes – oh, and bring your camera! Make a booking.


Until January 9th, aspiring astronauts and space explorers of all ages can join Maropeng for an expedition to the stars. Maropeng has been granted the rights to host the StarLab, a portable inflatable planetarium providing children and young adults with an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating topic of astronomy. Bookings can be made in advance online.

Christmas Day buffet at the Tumulus Restaurant

With an array of delicious starters, main courses and desserts on offer, the Christmas Day Buffet at the Tumulus Restaurant is guaranteed to have even the fussiest of eaters coming back for seconds.

The menu includes starters of soup, patés and breads, salmon, chicken livers and a host of other delicious snacks. Main courses include a wide selection of meat and vegetarian options. Round off your festive feast with classic South African desserts such as malva pudding and milk tart – or try a more traditional Christmas pudding and end with delicious mince pies and coffee.

The Christmas Day Buffet costs R295 per adult and R125 per child. Booking is essential.

Christmas Day lunch at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel

Christmas is a time for indulging – and what better way to celebrate the festive season than by treating yourself and your family to a delicious meal at Maropeng on Christmas Day?

The Maropeng Boutique Hotel has put together a special plated menu for Christmas Day at a cost of R320 per person.

Enjoy a spread of delicious cold meats, oysters, prawn tails, crisp salads and breads to start, followed by a main course of venison, salmon, beef, chicken or a vegetarian meal, individually prepared by our chef.

Finish your Christmas dining experience with a selection of summer fruits, angel cake, almond tart, individual Christmas puddings and black forest trifle. Make a booking

Spoil a loved one this holiday season

This holiday season, Maropeng has something truly special in store. Enjoy a luxurious getaway at Maropeng Boutique Hotel for only R940 per person, per night sharing, including dinner, bed and breakfast.

The hotel provides an ideal country escape, with breathtaking views of the Witwatersberg and Magaliesberg mountain ranges all within an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. This four-star establishment is a five-minute walk from the Maropeng Visitor Centre and 10 km from the Sterkfontein Caves.

This special is available for adults only, from 10 December 2010 until 9 January 2011. Make a booking

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