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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: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 82 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Room availability and prices

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  • Standard Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 These Standard suites have king size beds with en-suite bathrooms. The rooms offer tea and coffee facilities a bar fridg... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Fan see more King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Fan, Television, Radio, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from R850 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 R1000 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults

          Reviews for The Cradle Lodge

          82 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Glorine Mosaka
          10 July 2017

          Place very tranquil for a break . We had a nice quiet weekend. What I did not like we slept on single beds, for a couple it's a no. No bedside mat. No mirror in the bathroom.A turn off its when we were about to leave and told we owing the balance. I paid all the money through Safari, I don't know how the system works apparently it was not showing. They had to phone the ownerto sort this out

          Marisa Ferreira, South Africa
          26 September 2016

          Staff and Management are amazing and very helpful. Accommodation was brilliant and breakfast was very yummy.Thank you to all the members at The Cradle Lodge for making our stay memorable. We will be joining you soon again and recommend you to all our friends.

          Nomhle Matalane, South Africa
          08 August 2016

          My partner and I had a wonderful stay with The Cradle lodge.. We had a very lovely welcome, our room was nice and clean, it was very warm and everything I had requested prior to our arrival was done... That pleased me alot. The staff were sweet and very friendly, and breakfast was also tastey.. Though I feel they could have changed the manue, as we had the same thing every morning.. Our room was cleaned daily.. We were very sad when we had to check out and we are most definately planning to go back soon... Oh and it was very quiet and peace, exactly what we needed..

          Dineo Tshibo, South Africa
          19 July 2016

          I went to The Cradle Lodge with a group of friends for the weekend.The rooms were beautiful, spacious, clean and comfortable. We were told that the place was undergoing some renovations but it was kept very clean and tidy despite those renovations.The staff is friendly and they made sure that our stay was as comfortable as possible. They cooked pap and gravy for us when we told them we wanted to braai. And they happily provided us with everything we needed for the braai :)The boma allowed us to sit around the fire and keep warm despite the cold winter's night.I would gladly go back to The Crad...
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          Yishai Mark, South Africa
          22 June 2016

          Our stay at The Cradle Lodge was very pleasant. The room was decent and spacious. The breakfast was filling and came freshly prepared.My only gripe was that our room was south facing which resulted in it being quite cold. 

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          The Cradle Lodge Map

          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

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