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A cast of the world's most complete pre-human fossil, one of the most significant fossil finds ever made, can now be seen by visitors to the Maropeng visitor interpretation centre at South Africa's Cradle of Humankind world heritage site.
A new state-of-the-art visitors' facility has risen from the red Gauteng dust of SA's Cradle of Humakind world heritage site. Named Maropeng, Setswana for "the place where we once lived", the centre helps visitors explore the rich fossil heritage of the area.
Maropeng, the state-of-the-art visitors' centre at South Africa's Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, has won the British Guild of Travel Writers award for the best new tourism project worldwide.
South Africa's Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site has thrown new light on humanity's ancient history, with one-million-year-old stone age tools recently unearthed during construction of the site's visitor centre, now known as Maropeng.
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