The Cradle Restaurant

4 Guest Reviews
4 Customer Reviews


Enjoy languid visits in elegant surrounds flanked by the most amazing views in the country and architecturally inspired décor.

Embracing the elements of stone, steel and glass, diners soak up expansive views dining alfresco on the balcony. Sliding doors extend views from within the restaurant out and invite light and warmth from the breathtaking views, yet protected from the elements.

Planning a festive celebration or function? The Cradle Restaurant seduces with a banqueting hall, protected by double stable doors that open out onto an elegant room that invites the vast wilderness and starlit sky to dine.

Various dining choices wet the palate, from a la carte dining in the restaurant surrounds on breakfast - pumpkin, feta, basil and sweet corn fritters dressed with crispy bacon and maple syrup to kick start the day.

Dinner beacons with starters of cannellini bean and roasted peppers on bruschetta followed by free range roasted spring chicken with a natural jus and finally a decadent honey roasted pineapple with pistachios and coconut yoghurt for desert.

If the call of the African wild sets the mood, dine by moonlight in the dry stone boma on succulent spit roasts warmed by a roaring fire. Romantic 3-course catered picnics in the bush invite colonial style dining in private and tranquil surrounds.

However you choose to dine, The Cradle Restaurant awakes the senses with visual and decadent dining surrounds in heart of a world heritage site.

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Valentines Dinner - Our first visit to The Cradle Restaurant and what an experience! The setting was exactly what we envisaged. The food was cordon bleu and the service was professional despite pressure on the kitchen. The arrangement of tables was conducive towards the intimate atmosphere. Next time we will arrive earlier to see the sun set over the bushveld.

Pieter Uys
South Africa

Worst sirloin ever - After several good lunches and dinners at this restaurant I was extremely disappointed after being served the worst, overcooked sirloin with no flavour whatsoever. Several other guests at our table had the same dish and most of us could not get past the second bite. Utterly disappointed, will never return.

Jaco Engelbrecht
South Africa

Lunch and game drive - Wow what an amazing place, the four course meal was divine and the game drive was breath taking, what a beautiful place to take the family.

Tracy Zerf
South Africa

Breakfast and a game drive - Breathtaking view, a 10-minute drive from the suburbs, excellent food and relaxing game drive. A world away ........

Elaine Diplock
South Africa

Accommodation near The Cradle Restaurant

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R603
1 night, 2 adults

Cradle Creek

Sleeps 8 Lanseria Guest House in Lanseria
4.42km from The Cradle Restaurant

Nestled at the foothills of the Zwartkops Mountains in the Cradle of Humankind, Cradle Creek is the ...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Linquenda Guest Farm

Sleeps 16 Lanseria Self-catering in Lanseria
4.81km from The Cradle Restaurant

Linquenda Guest Farm is a family owned establishment situated 4,7 km north of Lanseria Internationa...

from R1,920
1 night, 2 adults

Toadbury Hall

Sleeps 20 Elandsdrift Boutique Hotel in Elandsdrift
4.88km from The Cradle Restaurant

Nestled amidst majestic indigenous trees and magnificent rose and lavender gardens, Toadbury Hall is...

from R890
1 night, 2 adults

Valverde Eco Hotel

Sleeps 7 Elandsdrift Boutique Hotel in Elandsdrift
5.25km from The Cradle Restaurant

Only a 10 minutes' drive from the Lanseria Airport, the Valverde Eco Hotel is situated on an eco-fri...

from R790
1 night, 2 adults

Cradle Cove

Sleeps 30 Lanseria Self-catering in Lanseria
5.27km from The Cradle Restaurant

Set in a tranquil bushveld setting ideal for relaxing, Cradle Cove offers a bushveld environment whe...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Pine Valley

Sleeps 37 Muldersdrift Self-catering in Muldersdrift
5.47km from The Cradle Restaurant

Pine Valley consists of four fully serviced and equipped self catering chalets and four B and B type...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Stornoway Lodge

Sleeps 40 Lanseria Lodge, Lanseria Self-catering in Lanseria
5.51km from The Cradle Restaurant

Situated a mere five minutes north of Lanseria Airport and bordering the Cradle of Humankind World H...

from R788
1 night, 2 adults

Lanseria Country Estate

Sleeps 29 Lanseria Guest House, Lanseria Self-catering in Lanseria
5.68km from The Cradle Restaurant

Lanseria Country Estate is set on a peaceful country estate, a mere 3 km from Lanseria Airport, in t...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

River Lodge Farm

Sleeps 6 Lanseria Self-catering in Lanseria
5.74km from The Cradle Restaurant

Nestled at the foot of the Magaliesberg, bordering the historical Cradle of Humankind World Heritage...

from R810
1 night, 2 adults

Ekudeni Country Venue

Sleeps 55 Elandsdrift Bed and Breakfast in Elandsdrift
6.08km from The Cradle Restaurant

Ekudeni is ideally situated on the “wedding mile” in Lanseria, only 30 minutes from either Pretoria ...

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Elaine Diplock - 08 August 2012

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Tracy Zerf - 19 November 2012