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Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift 1747 South Africa
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#9 of 17 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 parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Shared bathroom
Bar / lounge
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Pearl wrote a review Dec 2021
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
This is by far my favourite hiking spot! Fun and doable hike. The trail is also kids friendly. Friendly restaurant staff, the food is great. Plus there's an option to sit outdoors, beach vibes... Everything is about the place is a vibe. However, the drinks menu can be improved.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Desai Panday wrote a review Dec 2021
United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Extremely dissappointing with their service, Andy(Manager) is ignorant and racist, while eating at his restaurant i saw a dead rat lying on the floor and none of the staffs seemed to be bothered by that🤢🤮 Never going to visit this place again , Filthy place and atmosphere
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Horst S wrote a review May 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa649 contributions149 helpful votes
I stayed there overnight... They sport very large grounds with large rondavels that are clean and comfortable. Veranda outside, in the morning I had wildebeest grazing outside. Large pool area, outside restaurant and playgrounds for kids. Bicycle- and walking trails. In the evening, the spare ribs were nothing to complain about. Staff was friendly and professional...
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Grant C wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We went for lunch at the "Lounge on the Wall" restaurant. After being seated someone gave us menus. However, no one returned for at least 15 minutes. After asking politely for a waiter we were simply ignored and had to ask a second person to serve us. There is clearly a lack of management at this restaurant. During the course of our meal, we had 3 sepperate waiters that weren't serving us lifting our wine bottle out of our ice bucket to check if it was empty. It seemed like this was the only ice bucket available at the restaurant as our table and one other had a wine bottle on the table. Furthermore, my mom brought a bottle of her own champagne to celebrate. When the bill arrived I noticed that there was a R300 corkage fee. We were shocked and so was our waitress that was unaware of the new exorbitant pricing. After speaking to the manageress, she simply replied that that was the price and that it was made so expensive to prevent people from bringing their own wine. We were not made aware of this exorbitant fee and explained that the corkage fee costs more than the bottle of wine. The only compromise was for us to spend R212 on another bottle of wine. We will not recommend this restaurant to anyone or go back there again. It seems like the owner is more interested in ripping people off than customer service.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Chiara J wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Avoid. The management is rude and food poisoning is the norm. There are many other lovely places in the area. Give this one a skip. I have been here with friends on three occasions and our party got food poisoning on both occasions. Service is slow and management is very rude. Avoid.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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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, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, 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).