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Plot No 13, Kromdraai Kromdraai close to R 374 & R114, Muldersdrift 1739 South Africa
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#13 of 17 Speciality lodging in Muldersdrift
Situated in the Cradle of Humankind (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), The Cradle Rest is between the tranquil Zwartkop Mountains. The service driven team and friendly farm animals will welcome guests. The Cradle Rest offers comfortable accommodation and personal service, free parking, lots of spaces to relax, BBQ areas, kids play areas, friendly animals as well as a venue and catering kitchen.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Mini golf
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Hindi
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Therichpeasant wrote a review Jun 2019
Toronto, Canada134 contributions118 helpful votes
Our large group of relatives book four family suites to sleep after a family wedding close by. When we arrived, one of the suites was still under construction, so the staff had to move some beds into another suite. So, we had to have 7 beds in one suite, sharing a single bathroom. It was like living in a hostel. The suites are clean and beds are comfortable. The kitchenettes are adequate. Security in and out of the facility is good. Our bed and breakfast option was strange, as we had to drive a few miles down the road to a restaurant to have our breakfast. Overall, it was a bit disappointing.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Megan R wrote a review Oct 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
Not at all what’s advertised. Decided to book a night to stay over after a wedding nearby. No security at gate made entering rather risky. Reception area looked very delapidated and pool an empty pit. The lady in charge was waiting outside and just handed us our key and vaguely pointed in the direction of our room. Although clean, room left much to be desired: broken toilet seat, leaking roof, and if I was needing to use the kitchenette, don’t think I would even have risked it. After hanging around for quite some time in the morning, and going to find out, notified that breakfast is only served at 9. Went to check it out, but after seeing the kitchen, decided to go grab a Wimpy breakfast on our way home. Giving the key back to the same lady (who I’m sure was cleaning the other rooms) I notified her of toilet etc. Her reply was “I know the place is nothing like in the website. I’ll tell the owner” Will not recommended the place to anyone! Pity, as it’s in the wedding belt and could have such potential
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Bilal wrote a review Jul 2018
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
Check out the pics - this is exactly what you get. A neat and simple country experience just a short drive out of Johanneburg, on surprisingly good roads! I spent a day here on a corporate retreat and can highly recommend it as an easy to reach venue for a large group of people. Horses, peacocks, sheep and ducks - and two small play areas for kids. Will be coming back with my 3-year old daughter one nice spring weekend...
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
SafarimanRennes wrote a review Aug 2017
Rennes57 contributions31 helpful votes
As a tourist it is surely better to leave Johannesburg as fast as possible, but exhausted after a long flight, it's dangerous to drive too long. This nice place is located one hour from Tambo Airport west of Joburg. It is set in a quiet, safe area, near the cradle of humankind, a huge mall and many restaurants. The lady is very helpful, welcoming and the chalets are great, large, comfortable and clean. You'll enjoy the garden where peacocks roam, and monkeys too sometimes.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Isabel R wrote a review Mar 2017
1 contribution4 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here on the 4th of March 2017. We were greatly disappointed by the place. The buildings are dilapidated, the room had a smell like wet dog (no offence to dogs) and was also in need of proper maintenance. The other guests were extremely noisy and partied until around midnight and we had to get up at 4h30. Not a good experience at all.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$50 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgMuldersdrift
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cradle Rest
Which popular attractions are close to The Cradle Rest?
Nearby attractions include Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve (7.6 km), Wondercave (7.6 km), and Silverstar Casino, Krugersdorp (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cradle Rest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Cradle Rest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cradle Rest?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cradle Rest?
Conveniently located restaurants include roots restaurant, Bellgables Country Restaurant, and Carnivore.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cradle Rest?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Cradle Rest?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Cradle Rest offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Cradle Rest?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cradle Rest?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kromdraai Gold Mine (4.4 km).