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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: 80%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 16 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 44
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 94 Reviews


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

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


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

The Cradle Lodge Rooms

Reviews for The Cradle Lodge

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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


Nosipho Dhlamini
06 August 2018

the staff was terrible but the chef he was great and the white boy but the ladies not good at all

Baitebetse Ramong
11 July 2018

We loved everything. The warm welcome and the wood that was readily available for us to make some fire in this cold weather.

Marlise Pietersen
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.

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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