This boutique hotel is an convenient 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and this makes Maropeng Hotel an ideal vacation destination.
Amidst pure nature, be inspired with the amazing views and impressive mountain peaks, all making a holiday at the Maropeng Hotel truly memorable and unique, nowhere else compares.
Featuring 24 hotel guest rooms with spectacular mountain views, this full-service hotel offers all of the modern amenities that discerning travelers expect and need. The earthy tones that reflect the African setting and décor creates a warm and sensuous experience complemented by the incredible view from your window over the surrounding mountain pastures and peaks.
Guest rooms have:
- Bathtubs (accept for the wheelchair rooms.)
- Showers and toilets
- Clean towels
- 24 hour free “Always On” Wi-fi access (ask the receptionist for help)
- Flat screen TVs with a few DStv channels
- Mini fridge
- Balconies with view to the mountains.
You can breathe in the fresh mountain air and let the stress of the day melt away from the comfort of your room.
You can also elevate your senses with a number of their delicious culinary experience at the Maropeng restaurant. Their kitchen team will spoil you with a gourmet menu. The restaurant has a selection of grilled meat, fish, vegetables cooked in exotic spices to offer a unique experience for a great taste. The Maropeng Restaurant boasts scrumptious meals daily for the whole family. Lunchtime is usually a busy time. On fine summer evenings, you can sit on the terrace and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and surrounding nature while enjoying your meal.
Service, attention to detail are the trademarks of the Maropeng hotel and their helpful and friendly staff is on hand to make your stay at the hotel painless. The hotel manager, Peter Mhanaza, is happy to offer you their personal assistance in tailoring your vacation plans that will help you create cherished memories for you.
Things to do at Maropeng
Maropeng Visitor’s Centre and Sterkfontein Caves
You and your family can also visit the official visitors’ centre for the Cradle of Humankind, which is a five minute walk from the hotel. Maropeng Visitor’s Centre was developed to provide an overview of the significance of the area as well as the story of human development. The site's importance lies in the fact that more than 1000 hominid fossils and several hominid species have been found in the caves there, spanning a period of around 3-million years. Hominids are a family that include humans and their direct ancestors.
Once inside, your tour will start with a boat ride on an artificial lake (kids are welcome) before you enter the exhibition area that leads you through highlights of our evolutionary journey. At the end of your journey, inside of the Visitor’s Centre, you will see Mandela’s hand prints.
On the outside of the Visitor’s Centre, you will also see the footprints of former president, Thabo Mbeki, Elder Kofi Annan, Emeritus Desmond Tutu and other famous people. Just around the Visitor’s Centre you will find a kids cave.
Another place to see is the Sterkfontein Caves, which is a companion site of Maropeng. Famous fossil discoveries have been made there but because of routine checks the caves have been closed. Hopefully they will be opened in April. You can easily visit both the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng in a day.
Make sure you bring comfortable shoes, clothes, sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water to keep hydrated.
Facilities at the hotel
- Full-service mobile spa
- Free 24 hour Wi-fi access and Telephone Service
- Outdoor pool
- Check-in: 2 p.m. Check-out: 10 a.m.
- Security patrols every hour
- Credit cards welcome
- Free parking
- Children welcome
Maropeng Visitor Centre
Tel: +27 014 577 9000
Visit: www.maropeng.co.za for more information.