The Maropeng Visitor Centre recently launched a new walking tour to give amateur paleoanthropologists insight into the exciting fossil record to be found in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The new half-day tour called Bone Detectives is an introduction to human evolution and how fossils provides clues about our ancestors who lived millions of years ago. The tour is hosted by Brendon Billings, a young up-and-coming scientist from the University of Witwatersrand. Billings has always been passionate about the world around him and through these tours he is sharing his passion and knowledge with people interested in human heritage. The tour costs R350 per a person and includes a fun interactive learning session plus a tour of the Sterkfontein Caves followed by a delicious picnic buffet overlooking the beautiful World Heritage Site. To book phone Maropeng on +27 (0) 14 577 9000
The fossils of Australopithecus sediba are to be exhibited once again at Maropeng, from September 9 to September 26. The adult female specimen, MH-2, will feature prominently in a new display called More secrets of sediba revealed, along with other fossils from the Malapa site in the Cradle of Humankind. There will be tours which will be led by one of the experts behind the new research and they will provide insights into some of the findings that have been made. The tour begins at 16h00 and costs R350 per person and will be followed by a dinner at Maropeng Hotel.
Eugenie Drakes fabulous local jewellery and beaded design shop is back again in Rosebank. Piece can be found at Shop 5 The Firs in Rosebank. Wonderful design and beautifully crafted items.