Cradle Boutique Hotel
Only half an hour from the centre of Johannesburg lies The Cradle Boutique Hotel, a tranquil haven in the middle of the stunning African landscape. As you turn off the main road and embark along the dirt track towards the hotel it feels like the beginning of a real bush adventure. Then, as you arrive at the hotel car park, a golf buggy meets you, ready to transport you and your bags to reception, and then to your room.
The suites, of which there are only eight, are described as “luxury hip-eco,” and all boast thatched roofs. The interior of each room is beautifully decorated with some quirky finishing touches and a giant double bed. Perhaps the best part of each suite, though, is the wooden viewing deck out the front which offers incredible views of the landscape. The golf buggy will deliver anything you choose from the hotel bar, so there’s no need to leave the deck all afternoon, should you wish to bask in the sun all day.
The suites offer total privacy if you plan to hide away from the world during your stay, but those wanting to get outdoors have plenty of options too. The most adventurous guests might like to take part in a guided safari walk, or take a picnic basket and find a shaded spot to while away the afternoon in the long grass. Either way, the staff at reception are just a phone call away and they’ll gladly send a buggy to pick you up within a few minutes.
After spending a day enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer, it’s time for some dinner. You can choose to enjoy a well-deserved sundowner on your private deck or head up to the restaurant and order a refreshing cocktail to watch the sun go down over the Cradle. The location of the restaurant means it has stunning panoramic views which are best enjoyed from their large terrace. Sit outdoors under an umbrella during the summer months, or find a spot indoors next to the roaring fire for a cosy winter meal. Either way, the staff at Cradle Boutique will do their best to ensure you have a wonderful stay in the beautiful Cradle of Humankind.
Address: Route T9, Kromdraai Road (R540), Kromdraai,
Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: 087 353 9599