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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: 79%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 44
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 100 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • 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


  • 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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19 October 2021

Hi I did enjoy my stay at your place plus the staff was so great thank you

17 October 2021

U can add TV sets in your suited

Justine Mingard
09 September 2019

Rooms were infested with flys. Spare blanket in cupboard was an inner duvet with no cover and had big burn marks. One of the bathroom towels supplied was hand towel! Ran out of stock in the bar. Served oros instead of orange juice for breakfast. The place has loads of potential but clearly neglected. Not worth the money charged!!!

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.

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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