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The Cradle Lodge

Cradle of Humankind Guest House in Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle Lodge


Your gateway to the Cradle of Humankind. Off the R563, nestled on a gentle slope overlooking the Cradle of Humankind, our lodge is just a few minutes away from a host of activities offered within the World Heritage Site. We offer eight beautifully appointed suites, some with their own private patios ideal for an intimate romantic dinner. With the option of king, queen or single size beds our spacious suites all offer comfortably at affordable prices.

The lodge has a licensed pub, a dining facility where 3 course meals are prepared (booking essential - prior to arrival) and a pool, all situated on 36 hectares of rolling Savannah veld and indigenous trees. Our garden is home to a number of bird species and if you are lucky, game can be seen on the adjacent game reserve from your breakfast table. The three main centers of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg are easily accessible from our lodge, making us the ideal base for Soccer fans.

The conference facility is equipped to host up to 25 people for day Conferences and up to 16 over night sharing or eight single. Come and enjoy our facility and friendly staff.

Check-In  02:00 PM   Check-Out 11:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Trout Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • Auto Racing
  • Ballooning
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Caving
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Camping
  • Guest House
  • Big 5
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Game Drives
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic

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From 425.00 p/p sharing
From 1400.00 Rooms/Units
From 550.00 Single

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Customer Reviews

  • Friendly reception
    08 April 2018

    Group booking. Two couples were sent to another lodge. One without prior notice. Only one bath towel and one hand towel per room. No soap. some rooms didn't even have a bathmat . Definitely not 4 star as advertised. Breakfast was very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • A great stay in a friendly getaway
    05 April 2018

    I just wanted to thank the guys at the Cradle lodge for their extraordinary service. It is very rarely that staff provide exceptional service to their clients, so I think that it should be applauded! The guys went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was a great one and that all our needs were met. As far as the lodgings go, it was great. It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, to the peace and tranquility of the Cradle Lodge. One would never say that one was less than an hour away from Johannesburg! To Kish and the team - great job! We will be coming back to visit when our batteries need recharging.

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Marlise Pietersen - 08 April 2018
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