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About 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.

  • Response Rate: 94%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 44
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 97 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 10 Our Standard Suites offers spacious accommodation ideally suited to both business and leisure travelers. This room comfo... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only see more King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Fan, Television, Radio, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from R1000 For 2 guests
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      • Deluxe Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Our Deluxe Suites offers two queen-size beds and are ideally suited for families. Deluxe Suites easily accommodate a... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath see more King beds, M-Net, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Upstairs, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R1000 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Luxury Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 These Luxury suites have king size beds with en-suite bathrooms. The rooms offer tea and coffee facilities a bar fridge... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio see more King beds, M-Net, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Television, Radio, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            from R1400 For 2 guests
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              Reviews for The Cradle Lodge

              97 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Nelichea Richardson
              15 June 2019

              Before arriving at the lodge I tried calling Dean on the number provided on their website but couldn’t get hold of him. At reception we were welcomed by a lady who said she would be back the next morning at 8:30 to serve us breakfast and then proceeded to show us our “Luxury” room. We were utterly taken aback to see that the building next to our room had burned down and we would be the only two people at the lodge for the night. We were given the keys to the main gate for entering and that was that. I will not recommend this lodge to anyone ever! We paid R1400 for one room, for one night and...
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              Sue Bornman
              16 April 2019

              We really appreciated that when we arrived after our function at 12 at night, being cold to find the curtains drawn and the electric blanket on. Also the Breakfast and Service was Excellent.

              Herman Venter
              13 April 2019

              They put the warm blankets on when we were at the wedding and breakfast was very nice.

              Menaka Jayakody
              26 September 2018

              The room was not ready, there was no communication between the owner and the management regarding the booking, the wrong room was given, different to what was sent on the email, only one towel, person could not understand english and had difficulty communicating to us, we were promised a refund and to date have not received any money back from the establishment- I would check their books it doesn't seem like this is a above board establishment since the owner is dishonest and does not follow through on his promises

              Raquel Rooy
              20 August 2018

              LOVED THE STAY... THANK YOU

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              The Cradle Lodge is 10.2km from the centre of Cradle of Humankind , the nearest airport 25.6km (Lanseria International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling