Cradle Hotel

The Cradle Boutique Hotel is the latest addition to the Cradle Nature Reserve, situated in the spectacular Cradle of Humankind. This luxury hotel boasts sixteen luxury “hip-eco” timber and thatch rooms and also a beautiful Owners Cottage. All rooms have private viewing decks, which offers you the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular African landscape, and are fitted with air-con, en-suite bathrooms, plasma T.V., DStv, laptop safes, mini-bar fridges, hairdryers, complimentary guest amenities, tea and coffee making facilities and free WI-FI.

This boutique hotel also boasts a 220 seater restaurant, and conference venues with unparalleled views of the majestic Highveld – an ideal wedding venue!

Hotel guests can look forward to being treated to on-site private guided safaris, officiated by specialist guides, to two major fossil exploration sites – Gladysvale and Malapa, in partnership with world-renowned paleo-anthropologist, Prof Lee Berger. Guided game drives and game walks can be arranged – please book in advance to secure a spot for this “bucket list” experience.

The Cradle Restaurant is architecturally magnificent with extensive outdoor seating and retractable glass and steel doors that literally let the outside in. Its long, wide verandah provides diners with a 180° view of the game-filled valley below, the rolling Magaliesberg hills, and the vast African sky. A well-stocked wine cellar and bar, plus private dining rooms, completes the facility.

The restaurant is made for long, lazy lunches, drinks, and dinner at the end of the work week. You’re also able to take a splendid picnic lunch away with you in a basket (complete with an ice bucket to keep your drinks cold) and sit in a grassy patch in the shade of the white Stinkwood trees next to the Motsetse stream.

This popular venue, situated on 7000 hectares of a private nature reserve, offers endless opportunities.