The Cradle restaurant is architecturally magnificent with extensive outdoor seating and retractable doors that literally let the outside in. It comes with a long, wide verandah that endows diners withan 180° view of the game filled valley below, rolling Magaliesberg hills beyond and above that blue sky.

The restaurant is made for long lazy lunches, drinks and dinner at the end of the work week. You’re also able to take a splendid picnic lunch away with you in a basket (complete with an ice bucket to keep your drinks cold) and relax in the grassy shade under White Stinkwood trees alongside the Motsetse Stream. A candle-lit cellar, warmed by two fireplaces, is available for private feasts, evening and winter dining.

Cradle Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage site near Lanseria airport. With its panoramic views and breathtaking scenery, the restaurant provides an opportunity for unique and spectacular weddings and functions.

This popular venue, situated on the 7000 hectares of nature reserve offers endless opportunities.

The picnic area is situated along the Motsetse Stream offers a tranquil setting for wedding ceremonies as well as being able to host the more intimate events, whilst the Stone Room and the Restaurant are perfect reception rooms with magnificent backdrops.


The Stone Room provides ideal conference facilities with high ceilings, the glass doors slide open to reveal a long balcony with magnificent views. The simple, flexible building seats 160 in cinema style, 60 in schoolroom and 45 in a U-shape. It is ideal for day conferences, lectures, concerts, film launches, exhibitions or ceremonies. Standard equipment is provided for and special equipment can be arranged.


The sites are situated along the Motsetse Steam offer picturesque areas for arranged picnic baskets and buffets. These private and peaceful “bush bistro” picnics are available on prior arrangements.


The cellar is a rustic fire and candle-lit banqueting hall, ideal for private parties of 20-60 people. Double stable doors open out from this rectangular monastic room into the veld and the night sky. Waiter service, spit roasts and a private bar are offered by firelight under the moon and stars.

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Contact information

Restaurant Reservations:
087 353 9599