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About The Cradle Rest

Bordering the Cradle of Humankind, The Cradle Rest offers a memorable destination to guests visiting Kromdraai. It is a great option for a relaxing getaway, a corporate retreat or a school camp.The property offers comfortable accommodation in five guest rooms. These en-suite rooms have a variety of bed configurations to cater to the needs of travellers. There are also two suites and one cottage ideal for families or groups. These three options have access to private or communal kitchens.Guests can spend their days exploring this scenic area by going for walks, or by enjoying refreshing dips in the swimming pool. Business travellers will not be disappointed by conference facilities available, while couples can exchange their vows against a backdrop of picturesque beauty.The free-roaming animals makes this a great option to families hoping to get closer to nature. Evening provides the ideal time to reflect on life while appreciating a clear star-studded sky.

Wedding Venues: There is a function room accommodating up to 200 guests. The outside area include Bedouin-style tents and a landscaped lawn.

Conference Venues: Conference facilities are available on request.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 5 Our double rooms are comfortable for 2 adults. The rooms have TV's, Private Bathrooms and complimentory tea & coffee... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • 4 Sleeper Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Our 4 Sleeper Rooms have 1 Double and 2 single beds. Private bathrooms and a small Kitchenette. The rooms all have TV's... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • 6 Sleeper Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Our 6 Sleeper room consists of 2 double beds and 2 single beds, TV's and complimentory teas / Coffee trays. While this... see more
            • Adults
              • Wedding hall Sleeps 150 Includes: Self-catering Our Wedding Hall Accommodates 150 people and includes the use of the kitchen as well as tables, chairs, crockery and... see more
                • Adults
                  • Picnic Spot Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Our open air spaces and panoramic views are a great place to escape to for a relaxing outdoor day. Bring your own picnic... see more
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for The Cradle Rest

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                      Alessandro Abreu
                      30 March 2020

                      I've been trying cancel this booking for 2 WEEKS!!!!!! I havent traveled to south africa and I HAVEN'T STAYED HERE BECAUSE OF A WORLD WIDE PANDEMIC AND NO COMUNICATION OR HELP FROM SAFARI OR THE LODGE!!!

                      Martin Mynhardt
                      12 November 2018


                      Rosa Fourie, South Africa
                      12 December 2016

                      It is quiet peaceful place to stay with friendly helpful staff. Due to the hot climate they really need to install air-conditions or sealing fans, the heat is unbearable in the rooms.Establishment Response:Hi Rosa Thanks for the feedback . We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and welcome your feedback regarding the air conditioning, your recommendation is noted and we have budgeted for it next year 2017 . Regards The cradle rest

                      Bradley Wallace
                      22 March 2016

                      We recently stayed at The Cradle Rest for 3 nights.The Cradle Rest is tucked away in beautiful surroundings and in a secluded spot.It is peaceful and quiet and the views are spectacular.Comfortable beds and very friendly management complete this affordable getaway.Looking forward to going back.

                      Nicola Killops, South Africa
                      22 February 2016

                      It was affordable and convenient for a one night stop with my husband and son. The managing couple were very friendly and accommodating and the farm animals delighted my son. However the room was musty and run down. No air con and it was quite hot. The bed was comfy but there was little room to move. The roosters woke us before sunrise so it was a long wait for breakfast. The place has potential but needs serous TLC.

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                      The Cradle Rest is 7km from the centre of Kromdraai , the nearest airport 13.7km (Lanseria International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling