Valentine’s Day in the Cradle of Humankind


Valentine’s Day in the Cradle of Humankind

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Make this Valentine’s Day memorable by spending the weekend at the luxurious Maropeng Hotel in the Cradle of Humankind.

Kick your Valentine’s weekend off with a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, before exploring the sights and sounds of the Maropeng exhibition, or other attractions in the area. Later, indulge in a post-lunch massage in the privacy of your room.

On Saturday evening, Maropeng Hotel Restaurant and the Tumulus Restaurant at the nearby Maropeng Visitor Centre are offering special Valentine’s dinners.

Opt for Maropeng Hotel’s romantic three-course set menu, complete with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and roses for the ladies for R275 per person.

Alternatively, select from the buffet table for R235 per person at the Tumulus Restaurant, and enjoy panoramic views of the Witwatersberg and Magaliesberg mountains as you dine.

Hotel accommodation rates are R770 per person sharing. The single supplement is an additional R400, bringing the total to R1170 should you be staying alone.

For bookings and additional information follow the links alongside.

What’s on at Maropeng: Stargazing
Explore the Universe with Maropeng’s resident astronomer, Vincent Nettmann.

The Taurus-Orion region is one of the best “beginner” areas of the sky to start your astronomical journey. The Great Orion Nebula is a vast cloud of dust and gas, a “stellar nursery”, where recently four hot young stars were formed; the Seven Sisters or the Pleiades is an open cluster consisting of about 480 infant stars, Rigel is a huge young blue giant star burning its nuclear fuels at a very fast rate, Beetlejuice is a red giant star – 10 billion years old – coming to the end of its life.

Discover some amazing facts about the fascinating life-cycles of the stars as we take a last look at our summer skies for this season. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars to participate on a beginners’ laser guided sky tour.

Subject to weather conditions, we will observe the summer sky objects, the Moon and then Mars later in the evening through our range of large aperture telescopes.

Date: Saturday, 20th February 2010
Venue: Tumulus Restaurant, Maropeng
Cost: R190 for adults and R90 for children. The price inlcudes welcome drinks and a buffet dinner.

For further information follow the links alongside.

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