Directions to Maropeng Hotel, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng
Maropeng is located in The Cradle of Humankind in South Africa, which is a World Heritage Site, and covers an area of over 47 000 hectares of privately owned land. This area includes the Fossil Hominid sites of Sterkfontein Caves (one of the most richest and productive paleo-anthropological sites in the world), Swartkrans, Kromdraai and the environs of Makapan and Taung.
Directions to Maropeng
Directions From the South (Johannesburg)
Take the N1 towards Pretoria. Take the Gordon Road off ramp. At the top of the off ramp turn left. At the first robot turn right onto Hendrik Potgieter (M47). Take Hendrik Potgieter (past Strubens Valley / Little Falls area). Continue along Hendrik Potgieter (M47) until you reach the Krugersdorp / Pretoria Highway (N14 / R28). Continue over this robot (Sasol garage on your left). Carry on down this road for approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) until you reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R563 towards Hekpoort. The road splits after approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 miles), keep right towards Hekpoort.
Directions From the North (Pretoria)
Take the N14 / R28 towards Krugersdorp. Continue on this highway for approximately 40 kilometres (25 miles). The highway comes to an end at the first large set of robots (Sasol garage is on the right) where you turn right onto the N14 to Ventersdorp. Carry on down this road for approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) until you reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R563 towards Hekpoort. The road splits after approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 miles), keep right towards Hekpoort.
From Sun City / Rustenburg / Magaliesberg
From Sun City head to Rustenburg. From Rustenburg take the R24 towards Krugersdorp / Magaliesburg. Just before you arrive at Magaliesburg town, turn left into the (R563) towards Hekpoort. At the T-junction turn right. You are now on the R563 travelling towards Krugersdorp / Pretoria. To visit Maropeng from the R563 travelling towards Krugersdorp, you will turn right into the R400 (signposted (R24) Magaliesburg). After 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) you will see the entrance to Maropeng on the right hand side. If you are visiting the Sterkfontein Caves, continue along the R563 towards Krugersdorp until you see a road to the left signposted Kromdraai and Sterkfontein Caves. Turn left, then continue for about 1 kilometre (0.62 miles). Sterkfontein Caves entrance is on your right.
From the Airport
At the airport, get onto the R24 to Johannesburg (the R24 becomes the N12). Take the N3 North. Continue on this highway, over the bypass for the N1 to Pretoria/Johannesburg. Carry on past Rivonia offramp, William Nicol, Hans Strydom and Beyers Naude until you come to 14th Avenue. Take this offramp. At the offramp traffic light, turn right. Keep right, and under the second bridge turn right into Hendrik Potgieter (at Mercedes Benz garage). Continue along Hendrik Potgieter (M47) until you reach the Krugersdorp / Pretoria Highway (N14/R28) intersection. Continue over this robot (Sasol garage on your left).
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