Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. One of South Africa's top tourist attractions, Maropeng boasts a world-class exhibition focusing on the origins of humankind and important palaeoanthropological discoveries made in the area. Maropeng is also home to the Maropeng Hotel, the Tumulus Restaurant and various conferencing facilities.
In 2005, Flowstars Tara Turkington and Richard Frank wrote all the text (about 80 000 words in total) for the exhibitions at Maropeng and its sister site, the Sterkfontein Caves, and in the process learned lots about evolution, fossils, the origins of Earth and life, and loads of other topics.
Flow built Maropeng's website and we maintain this, run its social networking platforms (follow Maropeng on Twitter and on Facebook) and cover big events for it. Flow also helped Maropeng with some of its outside signage and installations, including a children's play area complete with jungle gym and games, and in planning for a revamp of the internal exhibitions.
Our writers continue to generate content for Maropeng – from in-depth scientific articles to profiles of Maropeng's friendly staff and whacky professors involved in researching the area.
Maropeng is certainly close to our hearts – so much so that we've even hosted end-of-year functions there!