Maropeng’s Hominin House Evolves

January 2015

Just as human beings evolve, so must their dwellings… which is exactly what’s happened at Hominin House, the dormitory style budget accommodation at Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site.

In addition to the existing dormitory accommodation, which provides accommodation for 120 learners, Hominin House now sports six en-suite rooms for teachers, an all-purpose hall and an amphitheatre fire pit. The dining area was also enclosed, making it more comfortable during colder weather conditions and also turning it into a multi-purpose room which could be used as an additional classroom or breakaway facility when required.

“These additions and renovations provide our visitors with a more comfortable stay at Hominin House,” says Magel van de Venter, Maropeng Client Relationship Manager. “Teachers will appreciate the privacy provided by their own rooms and en-suite bathrooms. The new hall and the enclosed dining area provide us with more space for additional educational and teambuilding activities. Finally, sitting around the new fire pit will encourage some down time and conversations, and it will afford learners the opportunity to experience the beautiful night skies at Maropeng.”

A stay at Hominin House is the perfect base for visits to the Official Visitor Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site as well as the Sterkfontein caves. To make a booking, please email Dorcas Tshabalala on or call 014 577 9000

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