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Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift 1747 South Africa
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#5 of 15 Speciality lodging in Muldersdrift
Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is the resurrection of the previously beloved Heia Safari Lodge, founded in the 1970’s and the brain child of the dogmatic Franz Richter, which, after his demise, unfortunately fell into difficult times. Under the new ownership of Andy Dott and Kelvin van Niekerk, this spectacular hidden gem set under the Zwartkop mountain, is now being restored to achieve its’ full potential as the most sort after eco activity hospitality destination within the urban edge of Johannesburg. Although major renovations are taking place, care has been given not to alter the unique nuances of the original character. Set within the 1500 hectare Cradle Moon Conservancy, all owned and controlled by a handful of like-minded landowners, we are able to offer a secure and pristine natural experience for both young and old as well as both the ultimate athletes or those just seeking a breath of fresh air.
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Free breakfast
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NicciBrits wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Cradle moon is situated in a beautiful setting, I was a bit disappointed with the room, it is spacious, but the thatch leaked and dripped on the Main bed. There are no fans in the room so it was very hot in there. The breakfast was very good. I think the focus is more on the day visitors than the guest. Maybe there needs to be separate areas for day visitors and guests.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
M9196XQchrisn wrote a review Oct 2020
Polokwane, South Africa27 contributions2 helpful votes
The restaurant within the Cradle Moon serves the most delicious burger. I couldn't believe the taste of that burger, it was so delicious. I won't mind going back just to have that same burger again. Thumbs up to the chef.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Shaz_m03 wrote a review Oct 2020
Pretoria137 contributions13 helpful votes
I visited twice in the month of September, both times with friends. On the first visit, being on a Saturday, the hiking trails were extremely busy. It was a mission finding parking. We did the 9km hike which was scenic, but a tad bit too long. As a result of the masses, game viewing was very poor. The second visit was on a Friday morning. It was quiet, and game viewing was excellent. We did the 5km hike which was not as scenic as the longer hikes around the dam, but also very nice. Both times, the restaurant experience was good, with the food being great, but service being very poor. The restaurant was well-priced and food portions were big.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Arabella wrote a review Sep 2020
Sandton, South Africa39 contributions
Good for a day visit food is great, but be patient and order a few drinks while you wait. 3 Couples, 3 Rondawels - the rooms and bathrooms are spacious with a great patio to sit on. Shower/bath water has a strong pungent odour that puts you off from showering. Can't make use of the pool or sun loungers as it's usually filled with day visitors and is situated between the tables of a very busy restaurant. Wouldn't recommend going on a weekend as the lodge gets incredibly busy with day visitors filling the restaurant and activities, allowing guest little wiggle room and loads of randoms hanging around. The stay (apart from the breakfast) is not value for money and the lodge should consider building a second pool or facilities which can be used by guests only.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Antoin_12 wrote a review Jul 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions3 helpful votes
We decided to visit Cradle moon because we wanted to take one of the hikes and afterwards relax at the restaurant . We arrived at about ten o’clock on Sunday morning only to find all the parking areas filled to the brim with cars and more cars, there were So many people on the hiking trails some in large groups, not keeping social distance, not all wearing masks. We were totally overwhelmed by the amount of people allowed to enter. We could not find any parking and had to leave. Despite this they were still letting in tons of cars in at the gate. We feel that the management is not adhering to the COVID 19 rules of level three.
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Date of stay: July 2020
US$103 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgMuldersdrift
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Walkhaven Dog Park (3.7 km), The Shooting Range (5.0 km), and GOG Lifestyle Park (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bellgables Country Restaurant, Carnivore, and Gilroy’s Brewery, Pub & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kromdraai Gold Mine (9.4 km).