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Activities & Facilities at Cradle of Life

Besides the fact that we offer luxurious accommodation, our Convenience & Curio Shop offers a range of products and snacks, as well as airtime. Our Peacock Restaurant offers a wide selection of different cuisine. Our kiddies playground is situated at the restaurant, as well as our Farmyard. On very hot days, you can cool off in our rock pool or you can go on a gamedrive and see our gorgeous animals in their full glory. Whatever your choice, you will not be dissapointed!

Kiddies Playground

Our kiddies playground has a variety of jungle gyms, swings, slides and there is a sandpit area as well. There are plenty of trees in this area and provides much needed shade for our little ones visiting. Inside info from a pre – schooler that frequents here….our bubbelgum milkshakes are the best!


Animal Farmyard

The inhabitants of our farmayard, include potbelly pigs, turkeys, ducks, chickens, tortoises and peacocks. Some of our farmyard animals frequent on the veranda at the restaurant and will surely put a smile on your face. Animal feed can be purchased at our Convenient Store & Curio Shop at a nominal price and we encourage interaction with them as children are often infatuated with them. 

Peacock Restaurant

We have 3 peacock’s at Cradle of Life and they seem to favour our restaurant area, especially our older male who is particularly soft on the eye. Our restuarant has been named after these exquisite birds, and they are sure to welcome you on arrival.  Keep a close eye on your meal when the older male is around, as he tends to get very familiar with guests. Besides the good “company”, our restaurant offers tasty meals, great service and breathtaking views.

Operating times:

Sunday – Tuesday: 8h00 – 16h00

Wednesdays – Saturdays: 8h00 – 20h00


Curio Shop

Our Curio Shop offers a variety of cold drinks, snacks and a range of gifts and souveneirs. We also sell charcoal, blitz and airtime.

Operating Hours: 

Sunday – Tuesday: 8h00 – 16h00

Wednesday – Saturday: 8h00 – 19h00


Rock Pool

Our rock pool is for the exclusive use of our guests staying overnight. Please note that we offer swimming towels, which are available to our guests at a small refundable deposit. Kindly enquire at our reception.

Game Drives

A highlight for most of our guests, is a visit to our Game Reserve & Biopark.  Children’s rates are for children 5 – 12 years. Children under 4 go free. Please note that feeding drives only take place on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays.

10h00 Game Drive – 90 minutes:                          R150 per adult & R85 per child                      10h00 Feeding Drive – 120 minutes :                    R180 per adult & R110 per child                              12h00 Game Drive – 90 minutes:                          R150 per adults & R85 per child                      14h00 Game Drive – 90 minutes:                  R150 per adult & R85 per child                      16h00 Game Drive – 90 minutes:                  R150 per adult & R85 per child 

Bird Watching

There is also an absolute abundance of bird life including raptors and LBJ’s for the birding enthusiast. View the latest list of birds here

Hiking Trail

Our hiking trail is marked in white with an “OX” along the way as direction markers. It starts near the reception area and leads right into the game reserve, up the mountain and back to the reception area again. This trail is an estimated 5 km trail. Kindly enquire at reception.


Adults: R50                                                      Children (aged 6 – 12)


Want to book a game drive?

Kindly contact our reception desk