Ten large luxury safari tents nestled in a forest of White Stinkwood trees: these are the ingredients for an African bush adventure in a unique setting, within walking distance of an active anthropological fossil dig that is slowly revealing the history of the origins of man.


Our tents have comfortable beds, fresh linen, an en-suite camp bathroom and a private verandah from which to survey the undulating ancient hills. All that is just 45 minutes from Africa’s financial hub, Sandton.


The Tented Camp best suits a one-party group adventure and is ideal for team building, educational outings, bird watchers, stag parties and the like.

Camping Essentials

You need to bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and your own water bottle. We take care of the rest.

Our luxurious weather proofed tents have ensuite bathrooms with hot water, electricity and Wi-Fi. Bed linen and towels are provided.


Hiking through our 9,000 hectare, over land that is as old as the planet itself, is a privilege and a joy. The pristine nature reserve, with its difficult and easy trails and paths caters for the experienced hiker and the casual walker. Exploring caves that tell the story of the origins of man and sleeping in the open at our renowned fly camp is part of the adventure.

Our adventure offering includes clay pigeon shooting and archery, along with tennis and swimming. We’re happy to help you design your bespoke adventure.


Our team of top chefs will be on hand to rustle up an array of culinary bush delights using the freshest seasonal ingredients. This will be paired with a selection of wines and liquid temptations to satisfy the most discerning palates.

Meals can be enjoyed in an elegant dining room setting or, weather permitting, under a starlit African sky where the only competing light is from the glow of a bonfire. Our picnics, served under spreading indigenous Acacias next to a gently flowing stream, are legendary.

Let us know in advance and we will make sure we meet your dietary needs.

 22m²; Non-smoking ; En-suite Bathroom ; Wireless Internet ; Linen and Towels ProvidedFire Pit ; Outdoor Setting ; Linen Provided ; Lounge Area ; Shower – separate ; Telephone ; Housekeeping ; Private Pool ; Internet Access ; Shower ; Patio ; Heating ; Mood Lighting ; Dining Setting ; Swimming Pool ; Free Toiletries ; Barbeque ; BBQ Area

Our large safari tents accommodate 2 adults, these tents can accommodate up to 3 children under 16 at an additional rate of R795 pp.

All tents include beds and linen, shower amenities, towels, Housekeeping, private viewing veranda, on suite camp bathroom. Our tent ablution facilities include a closed system chemical flush toilet, and warm water bucket shower.

Experience our pristine Nature Reserve by joining one of the many activities the Cradle has to offer. Join in for our guided walks or hikes. Jump on the Mountain Bike and pedal through the vast bushveld or take in the large variety of game on one of our game drives.

Explore the Cradle of Humankind by doing our Malapa Human Origins Tour or take the afternoon off lounging by the pool or enjoying a luxurious picnic.

End off your night gazing at the stars next to the bonfire making unforgettable memories with your companions or friends.

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    The Cradle Boutique Hotel & Nature Reserve is open and Covid compliant.