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Cindy’s guidebook

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Cindy’s guidebook

Hyperlocal shopping
Places to buy groceries and shop within a 2.8 km radius from The Thatch House on the Park
Location: President Fouche & Hawken Rd 2.3km away This shopping centre has the beautiful Boskruin Koppie with all its indigenous beauty as its backdrop. The centre boasts one of the best Woolworths for groceries, Clicks, Postnet, hairdresser and more. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Mugg & Bean, and come back in the evening for some good vibes at Nineteen69 Pub & Bistro. Visit Luigies for a great pizza or Simply Asia for Thai. Or grab some KFC or spicy Nando's on the go!
Boskruin Village Shopping Centre
Location: President Fouche & Hawken Rd 2.3km away This shopping centre has the beautiful Boskruin Koppie with all its indigenous beauty as its backdrop. The centre boasts one of the best Woolworths for groceries, Clicks, Postnet, hairdresser and more. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Mugg & Bean, and come back in the evening for some good vibes at Nineteen69 Pub & Bistro. Visit Luigies for a great pizza or Simply Asia for Thai. Or grab some KFC or spicy Nando's on the go!
Location: John Vorster Rd & Kayburn Ave 2.5km away Great mall on our doorstep with over 70 retail stores catering for everything and everyone. Get your groceries at Pick 'n Pay. There is a Dischem, Woolworths, @Home, Mr Price, banking and much more. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the shabby chic Patisserie Belle or outside in the morning sun at the Foood Cafe & Restaurant
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Randridge Mall
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Location: John Vorster Rd & Kayburn Ave 2.5km away Great mall on our doorstep with over 70 retail stores catering for everything and everyone. Get your groceries at Pick 'n Pay. There is a Dischem, Woolworths, @Home, Mr Price, banking and much more. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the shabby chic Patisserie Belle or outside in the morning sun at the Foood Cafe & Restaurant
SUMMERFIELDS SHOPPING CENTRE Location: Cnr Kelly & Kowie Roads, Boskruin 2.8 km away. This Pick 'n Pay has one of the best bakeries in town! Feast on a large selection of rolls, special breads and baked delights. The centre offers a liquor store, Clicks, barber, dentist and more. Enjoy Greek Cuisine at the newly opened YaiYia's Kitchen
Pick n Pay Summerfield
37 Kowie Rd
SUMMERFIELDS SHOPPING CENTRE Location: Cnr Kelly & Kowie Roads, Boskruin 2.8 km away. This Pick 'n Pay has one of the best bakeries in town! Feast on a large selection of rolls, special breads and baked delights. The centre offers a liquor store, Clicks, barber, dentist and more. Enjoy Greek Cuisine at the newly opened YaiYia's Kitchen
Randpark Ridge Spar 1.5 km Location: Randpark Drive Nicely stocked with everything you need including a TOPS liquor store.
SPAR Randpark Ridge
93 Randpark Dr
Randpark Ridge Spar 1.5 km Location: Randpark Drive Nicely stocked with everything you need including a TOPS liquor store.
Where to eat, drink and get a coffee
Restaurant, cafe' and dining-out hotspots
Location: Honeycrest Shopping Centre, Randpark Ridge 011 7953698. This famous restaurant is bound to impress. Dine outside on the expansive patio and enjoy our beautiful Joburg evenings. Great food, great ambience
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Tony's Spaghetti Grill - Randpark Ridge
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Location: Honeycrest Shopping Centre, Randpark Ridge 011 7953698. This famous restaurant is bound to impress. Dine outside on the expansive patio and enjoy our beautiful Joburg evenings. Great food, great ambience
Location: Trinity Village Shopping Centre, Shop 1, Randpark Ridge 072 4497808 Sumptious, real peri peri prawns. Proper sangria. Sauces with a kick and great chicken. Try the prawns or steak with prawns and/or calamari in a white wine sauce. Absolutely delicious! It gets busy so best to book a table
Mozambik Randpark Ridge
1 Knoppiesdoring St
Location: Trinity Village Shopping Centre, Shop 1, Randpark Ridge 072 4497808 Sumptious, real peri peri prawns. Proper sangria. Sauces with a kick and great chicken. Try the prawns or steak with prawns and/or calamari in a white wine sauce. Absolutely delicious! It gets busy so best to book a table
Location: Lifestyle Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randpark Ridge 011 792 5714. Breakfast / lunch or just take tea in the beautiful Lifestyle Garden Centre. Its next to a fabulous playpark for the kids so you can enjoy some time-out.
The Silver Birch
Location: Lifestyle Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randpark Ridge 011 792 5714. Breakfast / lunch or just take tea in the beautiful Lifestyle Garden Centre. Its next to a fabulous playpark for the kids so you can enjoy some time-out.
Location: Rock Cottage, Weltevreden Park 011 7943061. Kraft beer, kickass burgers
Hogshead Rock Cottage
Location: Rock Cottage, Weltevreden Park 011 7943061. Kraft beer, kickass burgers
Location: Honeycrest Shopping Centre, Randpark Ridge 078 0067777 (below Chigago's Piano Bar) If you are wondering where can you find fresh and authentic North Indian and South Indian food,this is the place. One of the best in Joburg, the restaurant is small but the food is banging. Try their Paneer Butter Masala or Dum Biryani. If you're vegan, try the Mushroom Masala. Takeaway's available.
SWAGATH INDIAN CUISINE
Location: Honeycrest Shopping Centre, Randpark Ridge 078 0067777 (below Chigago's Piano Bar) If you are wondering where can you find fresh and authentic North Indian and South Indian food,this is the place. One of the best in Joburg, the restaurant is small but the food is banging. Try their Paneer Butter Masala or Dum Biryani. If you're vegan, try the Mushroom Masala. Takeaway's available.
Location: Honeydew Village Centre, Cnr John Vorster Road & Christiaan de Wet Road, Weltevreden Park 011 6752544. Winner of the 2017 Best of Joburg: Best new restaurant. This restaurant has one the the best vibes in Joburg! Are you prepared for a nuclear attack on your senses?
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La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria - Honeydew
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Location: Honeydew Village Centre, Cnr John Vorster Road & Christiaan de Wet Road, Weltevreden Park 011 6752544. Winner of the 2017 Best of Joburg: Best new restaurant. This restaurant has one the the best vibes in Joburg! Are you prepared for a nuclear attack on your senses?
Location: Boskruin Village Shopping Centre, Pres Fouche Rd. Modern chain cafe serving hearty classics, gourmet burgers and sandwiches, coffee and giant muffins. Bottomless coffee and Wi-Fi
Mugg & Bean
Location: Boskruin Village Shopping Centre, Pres Fouche Rd. Modern chain cafe serving hearty classics, gourmet burgers and sandwiches, coffee and giant muffins. Bottomless coffee and Wi-Fi
Location: Summerfields Shopping Centre, Cnr Kelly & Kowie Roads, Boskruin. It's so authentic, even the Greek coffee is made over the little gas stove as the Greeks have been doing for centuries! The food and deserts are all based on homemade recipes - try the Tzaziki!
Yiayia's Kitchen Randpark
Location: Summerfields Shopping Centre, Cnr Kelly & Kowie Roads, Boskruin. It's so authentic, even the Greek coffee is made over the little gas stove as the Greeks have been doing for centuries! The food and deserts are all based on homemade recipes - try the Tzaziki!
Location: Spar Centre, 93 Randpark Drive “Our story began in 1996, when we began as a small family take out pizzeria.” Since then Angelo's has become known for their love of serving quality hand rolled pizza with huge amounts of toppings and the freshest ingredients. Their focus has always been on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere where customers become friends, making it home away from home! And they deliver! 011 792-1722
Angelo's Pizzeria
93 Randpark Dr
Location: Spar Centre, 93 Randpark Drive “Our story began in 1996, when we began as a small family take out pizzeria.” Since then Angelo's has become known for their love of serving quality hand rolled pizza with huge amounts of toppings and the freshest ingredients. Their focus has always been on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere where customers become friends, making it home away from home! And they deliver! 011 792-1722
Located: Boskruin Village Shopping Centre, President Fouche Drive, Bromhof 011 7920780 NINETEEN69 Awarded BEST BISTRO Award in Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 “Jozi’s got bistros aplenty. Nineteen69 Pub and Bistro (Best Bistro) stands out from the crowd…not least because of the daily events it puts on, which certainly keeps things interesting. Music bingo, 69’ers quiz night, live music and the non-negotiable Saturday sports on the small screen, this is a place where everyone really does know your name. Great menu…bar nibbles and grills, cocktails and jugs (the rum and raspberry option gets the fun going)…and a fab crowd of regulars.”
Nineteen69 (Pub and Bistro)
0A Pres Fouche Dr
Located: Boskruin Village Shopping Centre, President Fouche Drive, Bromhof 011 7920780 NINETEEN69 Awarded BEST BISTRO Award in Best of Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 “Jozi’s got bistros aplenty. Nineteen69 Pub and Bistro (Best Bistro) stands out from the crowd…not least because of the daily events it puts on, which certainly keeps things interesting. Music bingo, 69’ers quiz night, live music and the non-negotiable Saturday sports on the small screen, this is a place where everyone really does know your name. Great menu…bar nibbles and grills, cocktails and jugs (the rum and raspberry option gets the fun going)…and a fab crowd of regulars.”
Location: 5th Street, Sandown, Sandton When it comes to luxury brands and covetable objects, patrons at Nelson Mandela Square are spoilt for choice. An average of over one million local and international visitors a month delight in a heady blend of shopping that offers everything from curios to culture, art, toys, jewellery and fashion couture.Some of the finest restaurants in South Africa attract diners from across the globe at Nelson Mandela Square. The cosmopolitan atmosphere comes alive under an African sky where business lunches, romantic dinners and travellers’ breakfasts are enjoyed around clusters of tables. At Nelson Mandela Square it’s not simply a meal, it’s an experience.
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Nelson Mandela Square
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Location: 5th Street, Sandown, Sandton When it comes to luxury brands and covetable objects, patrons at Nelson Mandela Square are spoilt for choice. An average of over one million local and international visitors a month delight in a heady blend of shopping that offers everything from curios to culture, art, toys, jewellery and fashion couture.Some of the finest restaurants in South Africa attract diners from across the globe at Nelson Mandela Square. The cosmopolitan atmosphere comes alive under an African sky where business lunches, romantic dinners and travellers’ breakfasts are enjoyed around clusters of tables. At Nelson Mandela Square it’s not simply a meal, it’s an experience.
Things to do in Joburg
Location: Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Sandton Leisure complex designed like an Italian Village, housing a casino, 2 theatres, cinemas and a mall. Monte Casino offers all types of fabulous dining and entertainment experiences. Take in a live show, theatre and have a little tipple. The ambience is amazing and really worth a visit. Open 24 Hrs
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Montecasino
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Location: Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Sandton Leisure complex designed like an Italian Village, housing a casino, 2 theatres, cinemas and a mall. Monte Casino offers all types of fabulous dining and entertainment experiences. Take in a live show, theatre and have a little tipple. The ambience is amazing and really worth a visit. Open 24 Hrs
James and Ethel Grey Park, Melrose Str, Birdhaven 086 999 0369. Acrobranch is a treetop experience dedicated to offering children and adults alike a unique adventure as they move from tree to tree in lush, green forests. Try the 200m long zip line!
Acrobranch Melrose
James and Ethel Grey Park, Melrose Str, Birdhaven 086 999 0369. Acrobranch is a treetop experience dedicated to offering children and adults alike a unique adventure as they move from tree to tree in lush, green forests. Try the 200m long zip line!
Location: Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Johannesburg The exhilarating Theme Park includes 16 thrill rides, 14 dedicated rides for the kiddies, Jump City Trampoline Park, the only authentic underground mine tour in Johannesburg and other great attractions. Gold Reef City's Casino is open 24 hours a day and boasts a magnificent entertainment atmosphere, highly trained staff and an abundance of gaming choices.
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Gold Reef City
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Location: Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Johannesburg The exhilarating Theme Park includes 16 thrill rides, 14 dedicated rides for the kiddies, Jump City Trampoline Park, the only authentic underground mine tour in Johannesburg and other great attractions. Gold Reef City's Casino is open 24 hours a day and boasts a magnificent entertainment atmosphere, highly trained staff and an abundance of gaming choices.
MoAfrika Tours 082 5069641/072 7839787 www.moafrikatours.com One of the best full day and half day guided Johannesburg City tour providers.
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Apartheid Museum
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MoAfrika Tours 082 5069641/072 7839787 www.moafrikatours.com One of the best full day and half day guided Johannesburg City tour providers.
Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort 086 100 1278. Serene natural area with picnic areas, birdwatching & trails amid indigenous plants & wildlife.
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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
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Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort 086 100 1278. Serene natural area with picnic areas, birdwatching & trails amid indigenous plants & wildlife.
-Melville Koppies Guided Tour - +27 11 482 4797. Melville Koppies, Melville (Parking opposite the entrance at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Rd, Emmarentia). Every Sunday (alternating between 08:30 and 15:00 departures every other week). Melville Koppies is a Nature Reserve and a Johannesburg City Heritage Site. Its geology goes back three billion years. Stone tools show that Early Stone Age man camped here as long as 500 000 years ago. There is a Late Stone Age living floor. Within the last 1 000 years Iron Age immigrants arrived, and remains of their kraal walls can be found on the northern slopes. In 1963 an iron-smelting furnace was excavated and can be seen today.
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Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
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-Melville Koppies Guided Tour - +27 11 482 4797. Melville Koppies, Melville (Parking opposite the entrance at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Rd, Emmarentia). Every Sunday (alternating between 08:30 and 15:00 departures every other week). Melville Koppies is a Nature Reserve and a Johannesburg City Heritage Site. Its geology goes back three billion years. Stone tools show that Early Stone Age man camped here as long as 500 000 years ago. There is a Late Stone Age living floor. Within the last 1 000 years Iron Age immigrants arrived, and remains of their kraal walls can be found on the northern slopes. In 1963 an iron-smelting furnace was excavated and can be seen today.
Maboneng Precinct: 276 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg Every Sunday at Arts on Main, Maboneng from 10am to 3pm. The market has established itself as Joburg’s leading urban food and design market.
Market On Main
264 Fox St
Maboneng Precinct: 276 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg Every Sunday at Arts on Main, Maboneng from 10am to 3pm. The market has established itself as Joburg’s leading urban food and design market.
Montecasino 011 5107000 For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens – the only bird park of its kind in Africa and Joburg’s best kept secret.
The Bird Garden
3 E Pont Rd
Montecasino 011 5107000 For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens – the only bird park of its kind in Africa and Joburg’s best kept secret.
Randpark Golf Club: 4 Setperk Rd, Randpark 268-lq 011 2158600 The ultimate urban golf destination on par with excellence! With two of the best manicured courses in South Africa, two 18 and one 9 hole course, and a separate mashie course, Randpark’s uniquely different. Firethorn, Bushwillow and Creek 9 courses offer golfers of varying ability an unforgettable experience.
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Randpark Golf Club
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Randpark Golf Club: 4 Setperk Rd, Randpark 268-lq 011 2158600 The ultimate urban golf destination on par with excellence! With two of the best manicured courses in South Africa, two 18 and one 9 hole course, and a separate mashie course, Randpark’s uniquely different. Firethorn, Bushwillow and Creek 9 courses offer golfers of varying ability an unforgettable experience.
Location: Ferndale on Republic, Republic Road, Ferndale Adventure golf is situated next at Ferndale on Republic. Beautiful landscaping and a great course. Fun for the whole family. After the game, walk to the mall with its many restaurants or just enjoy some retail therapy.
ADVENTURE GOLF - Randburg
Location: Ferndale on Republic, Republic Road, Ferndale Adventure golf is situated next at Ferndale on Republic. Beautiful landscaping and a great course. Fun for the whole family. After the game, walk to the mall with its many restaurants or just enjoy some retail therapy.
Location: R28, Muldersdrift 011 6627300 Surrounded by the Magalies Mountains, Silverstar Casino is the perfect place to experience casino thrills, great entertainment, or family fun on a day out in Johannesburg. Play in the casino or sit back, relax and experience some of the best entertainment on the West Rand. Enjoy great events and shows at The Barnyard Theatre. Watch all the major sporting events on The Square, with the biggest outdoor screen in the West Rand, or catch all the latest blockbusters in our movies@ Silverstar cinemas. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends. The kids can have fun in the fountain and on occasion they can revel in the kiddies’ entertainment on offer on The Square. With ten-pin bowling, Laser tag, movies@ Silverstar and arcade games at The Magic Company, there’s plenty of entertainment for kids at Silverstar.
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Silverstar Casino
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Location: R28, Muldersdrift 011 6627300 Surrounded by the Magalies Mountains, Silverstar Casino is the perfect place to experience casino thrills, great entertainment, or family fun on a day out in Johannesburg. Play in the casino or sit back, relax and experience some of the best entertainment on the West Rand. Enjoy great events and shows at The Barnyard Theatre. Watch all the major sporting events on The Square, with the biggest outdoor screen in the West Rand, or catch all the latest blockbusters in our movies@ Silverstar cinemas. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends. The kids can have fun in the fountain and on occasion they can revel in the kiddies’ entertainment on offer on The Square. With ten-pin bowling, Laser tag, movies@ Silverstar and arcade games at The Magic Company, there’s plenty of entertainment for kids at Silverstar.
Location: Northumberland Road, North Riding Distance from The Thatch House on the Park: 6.5 km or 10 mins by car Welcome to the Ticketpro Dome, a world-class venue for hosting corporate and entertainment events that seats up to 20 000. The venue has always been known for its definitive dome shape which can be seen by travellers flying over Johannesburg and as far as the Hartebeesport Cable Way! The dome is primarily used for big concerts, exhibitions, banquets and special events.
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Ticketpro Dome
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Location: Northumberland Road, North Riding Distance from The Thatch House on the Park: 6.5 km or 10 mins by car Welcome to the Ticketpro Dome, a world-class venue for hosting corporate and entertainment events that seats up to 20 000. The venue has always been known for its definitive dome shape which can be seen by travellers flying over Johannesburg and as far as the Hartebeesport Cable Way! The dome is primarily used for big concerts, exhibitions, banquets and special events.
Location: Jan Smuts Ave, Parkview, Randburg The Joburg Zoo is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions situated in the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg. The Zoo covers 54.7 (55) hectares of land and was founded in 1904. The zoo is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of wild animals, and houses about 2000 individuals of 320 species.
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Johannesburg Zoo
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Location: Jan Smuts Ave, Parkview, Randburg The Joburg Zoo is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions situated in the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg. The Zoo covers 54.7 (55) hectares of land and was founded in 1904. The zoo is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of wild animals, and houses about 2000 individuals of 320 species.
The Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological and world heritage site. From cuddling lion cubs to abseiling in caves, these recommended activities are guaranteed to give you life-long memories.
Kloofzicht Lodge – Kromdraai Road, Krugersdorp 011 3170600. Allow the vivid landscape, natural foliage and abundant wildlife to set the mood. Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Buffet @ R245 per person. Get pampered at the Kloofzicht Spa or enjoy some fly-fishing or hot air ballooning. Hot air ballooning at Kloofzicht: AirVentures offers daily balloon flights, all year round, over the Cradle of Humankind.The Safari Flight takes the Classic flight beyond traditional boundaries, and is the ultimate in game viewing experiences. Approximately 80% of the flights have sightings of at least two of the Big Five within the hour’s flight. The flight launches from the heart of the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve and usually covers a large portion of the Reserve before moving into the surrounding game reserves, offering guests unique game viewing and photographic opportunities Cost: R2620 pp incl tea/coffee, drive to launch site, bubbly & orange and a full English breakfast. Meet: @Kloofzicht Lodge 15mins before sunrise (4:15am to 6:15am dependant on time of year). To Book: Jana 011 793 5782 083 3562435
Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa
Kloofzicht Lodge – Kromdraai Road, Krugersdorp 011 3170600. Allow the vivid landscape, natural foliage and abundant wildlife to set the mood. Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Buffet @ R245 per person. Get pampered at the Kloofzicht Spa or enjoy some fly-fishing or hot air ballooning. Hot air ballooning at Kloofzicht: AirVentures offers daily balloon flights, all year round, over the Cradle of Humankind.The Safari Flight takes the Classic flight beyond traditional boundaries, and is the ultimate in game viewing experiences. Approximately 80% of the flights have sightings of at least two of the Big Five within the hour’s flight. The flight launches from the heart of the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve and usually covers a large portion of the Reserve before moving into the surrounding game reserves, offering guests unique game viewing and photographic opportunities Cost: R2620 pp incl tea/coffee, drive to launch site, bubbly & orange and a full English breakfast. Meet: @Kloofzicht Lodge 15mins before sunrise (4:15am to 6:15am dependant on time of year). To Book: Jana 011 793 5782 083 3562435
Location: 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift 011 9195000. Cradle Moon offers multiple activities to enjoy the indigenous surroundings, including game drives, guided walks and boat cruises 7 days a week. Experience over 50km of cycling and running trails, including single track, hand built bridges, banked corners and much more! Enjoy the beauty of the Cradle of Humankind from above in a hot air balloon. Test your fly fishing skills on the banks of either Lake Heritage or in the Crocodile River. MTB R50 pp / Bike hire R200 p/bike / Trail running R50 pp / Hiking R50 pp / Swimming R50 pp / Paddling R50 pp / Fly-fishing R100 pp. Booked in advance at Reception: •1 Hour Guided Nature Walk R155 pp •Game Drives (2 to 4 Guests) R410 pp •Game Drives (5 to 8 Guests)R345 pp •Boat Cruise (4 to 10 Guests)R220 pp •Boat Cruise (11 to 24 Guests)R185 pp •Hot Air Balloon Flights R2500 pp / 2 Hrs Book@ reservations@cradlemoon.co.za Above rates include the R30 Conservation Fee. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is not a self-catering venue. No food or drinks may be brought on site.
Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge
Location: 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift 011 9195000. Cradle Moon offers multiple activities to enjoy the indigenous surroundings, including game drives, guided walks and boat cruises 7 days a week. Experience over 50km of cycling and running trails, including single track, hand built bridges, banked corners and much more! Enjoy the beauty of the Cradle of Humankind from above in a hot air balloon. Test your fly fishing skills on the banks of either Lake Heritage or in the Crocodile River. MTB R50 pp / Bike hire R200 p/bike / Trail running R50 pp / Hiking R50 pp / Swimming R50 pp / Paddling R50 pp / Fly-fishing R100 pp. Booked in advance at Reception: •1 Hour Guided Nature Walk R155 pp •Game Drives (2 to 4 Guests) R410 pp •Game Drives (5 to 8 Guests)R345 pp •Boat Cruise (4 to 10 Guests)R220 pp •Boat Cruise (11 to 24 Guests)R185 pp •Hot Air Balloon Flights R2500 pp / 2 Hrs Book@ reservations@cradlemoon.co.za Above rates include the R30 Conservation Fee. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is not a self-catering venue. No food or drinks may be brought on site.
Route T9, Kromdraai Road, Lanseria, Krugersdorp 011 659 1622 A modern architectural masterpiece in stone, steel and glass. This location is a haven of simplicity, with breathtaking views of the 3000-hectare game reserve. The dishes are simply plated but speak of excellent quality. If you prefer the great outdoors, order a picnic basket, blanket and ice bucket and look for a shady tree next to the river
The Cradle Restaurant @ The Cradle Boutique Hotel
Route T9 Kromdraai Road
Route T9, Kromdraai Road, Lanseria, Krugersdorp 011 659 1622 A modern architectural masterpiece in stone, steel and glass. This location is a haven of simplicity, with breathtaking views of the 3000-hectare game reserve. The dishes are simply plated but speak of excellent quality. If you prefer the great outdoors, order a picnic basket, blanket and ice bucket and look for a shady tree next to the river
Follow Beyers Naudé Dr/M5 to Drift Blvd/R114 Kromdraai Rd. Within the Sterkfontein Caves, scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old. These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens Note: Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves are situated on the same road, about 10km’s apart. Get a combination ticket and experience both!
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Sterkfontein Caves
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Follow Beyers Naudé Dr/M5 to Drift Blvd/R114 Kromdraai Rd. Within the Sterkfontein Caves, scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old. These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens Note: Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves are situated on the same road, about 10km’s apart. Get a combination ticket and experience both!
R512, Lanseria 012 2051395 Lesedi is a melting pot of cultures set amongst untouched bushveld and rocky hill. Discover rural African culture at its most vibrant. Learn about the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele with different sections of the village devoted to each cultural group in an informative and entertaining way.
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Lesedi Cultural Village
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R512, Lanseria 012 2051395 Lesedi is a melting pot of cultures set amongst untouched bushveld and rocky hill. Discover rural African culture at its most vibrant. Learn about the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele with different sections of the village devoted to each cultural group in an informative and entertaining way.
55 Sunset Drive, Lanseria 084220 2657 Trail rides for the beginner or the experienced horse rider. Journey through rivers, bird sanctuaries and bushveld, all viewed from the saddle of your steed. Kid’s pony rides are also available, and no previous riding experience is required.
Shepherd's Fold Stables
55 Sunset Dr
55 Sunset Drive, Lanseria 084220 2657 Trail rides for the beginner or the experienced horse rider. Journey through rivers, bird sanctuaries and bushveld, all viewed from the saddle of your steed. Kid’s pony rides are also available, and no previous riding experience is required.
MAROPENG VISITORS CENTRE Follow Beyers Naudé Dr/M5 to Drift Blvd/R114 Krugersdorp 014 5779000 Tour 2500 square metres of exhibits; take an underground boat ride; see fossils; learn about the birth of humankind; view million-year-old stone tools. Note: Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves are situated on the same road, about 10km’s apart. Get a combination ticket and experience both!
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The Cradle of Humankind Visitor Centre Maropeng
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MAROPENG VISITORS CENTRE Follow Beyers Naudé Dr/M5 to Drift Blvd/R114 Krugersdorp 014 5779000 Tour 2500 square metres of exhibits; take an underground boat ride; see fossils; learn about the birth of humankind; view million-year-old stone tools. Note: Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves are situated on the same road, about 10km’s apart. Get a combination ticket and experience both!
520 Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai 011 957 0106 Take a private game drive through the bush for the best viewing of wildlife in its natural environment. There are predators and herbivores, hunters and hunted, nocturnal and diurnal; all the creatures of Africa in one sitting! And there’s also an Animal Crèche for kids and adults alike to play with adorable lion cubs. And visit the famous Wonder Caves
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Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
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520 Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai 011 957 0106 Take a private game drive through the bush for the best viewing of wildlife in its natural environment. There are predators and herbivores, hunters and hunted, nocturnal and diurnal; all the creatures of Africa in one sitting! And there’s also an Animal Crèche for kids and adults alike to play with adorable lion cubs. And visit the famous Wonder Caves
520 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai 011 9570106 Situated within the perimeter of the Rhino and Lion Reserve inside the Cradle of Humankind Heritage area, this is an underground wonderland believed to be about 2.2 billion years old. The Wonder Cave is 87 footsteps down an eccentric elevator. Or you could travel via abseil. The choice is yours. Millenniums worth of minerals reached the 1.5 million-year milestone when an earthquake cracked a fault line, exposing this ancient wonder.
Wonder Caves
520 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai 011 9570106 Situated within the perimeter of the Rhino and Lion Reserve inside the Cradle of Humankind Heritage area, this is an underground wonderland believed to be about 2.2 billion years old. The Wonder Cave is 87 footsteps down an eccentric elevator. Or you could travel via abseil. The choice is yours. Millenniums worth of minerals reached the 1.5 million-year milestone when an earthquake cracked a fault line, exposing this ancient wonder.
R512 Pelindaba Rd, Hartbeespoort 0871500100 www.lionandsafaripark.com. Enjoy a mini Safari in Joburg! The Lion and Safari Park is a 600 hectare wilderness reserve situated in the Hartebeespoort, Magaliesburg and Cradle of Humankind area. The park offers guests an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals, all from the safety of our guided game drive or your own vehicle.
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Lion & Safari Park
R512 Pelindaba Rd
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R512 Pelindaba Rd, Hartbeespoort 0871500100 www.lionandsafaripark.com. Enjoy a mini Safari in Joburg! The Lion and Safari Park is a 600 hectare wilderness reserve situated in the Hartebeespoort, Magaliesburg and Cradle of Humankind area. The park offers guests an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals, all from the safety of our guided game drive or your own vehicle.
Plot 3, Melodie Melodie Agriculture Holdings Hartebeespoort (R512) 012 2539910 The cableway offers panoramic views of the Magaliesburg, Hartebeespoort Dam and surrounds. There is a KidZone, strolls along the Dassie Loop, curio shops and have lunch at the Express restaurant at the top
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Aerial Cableway hartbeespoort
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Plot 3, Melodie Melodie Agriculture Holdings Hartebeespoort (R512) 012 2539910 The cableway offers panoramic views of the Magaliesburg, Hartebeespoort Dam and surrounds. There is a KidZone, strolls along the Dassie Loop, curio shops and have lunch at the Express restaurant at the top