FUN AND EXCITING PLACES TO VISIT IN AND AROUND THE CRADEL MOON CONCERVANCY ON WHICH 26° SOUTH HOTEL IS SITUATED
26° South Hotel and other portions of land surrounding Lake Heritage form part of a conservancy development called the Cradle Moon Conservancy. This exciting project is the dropping of fences between properties and the introduction of various wild animals. Cradle of Humankind is 16 km from Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge, while Honeydew Mazes is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Lanseria International Airport, 12 km from the holiday park.
THE RHINO & LION PARK
A 15min drive from our Hotel is the beautiful Rhino & Lion Park where you can spend the day and go on a game drive.
The Reserve has more than 30 different species of animals; a variety of cat species, buffalo, white rhino, zebra, eland, wildebeest, springbok, ostrich to lion, tiger, leopard, hyena, wild dog and many more.
The Reserve has a few successful Vulture Hide’s where they feed the vulture’s and other scavengers.
The Maropeng Visitor Centre
An award-winning, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.
See fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools that are up to one million years old, and much more. This self-guided, interactive tour allows you to take all the time you need to ponder humanity’s fascinating origin story.
Make the most of your trip to Maropeng by getting a combination ticket that includes a visit to the Sterkfontien Caves.
THE STERKFONTEIN CAVES
A 20min drive from the hotel, the Sterkfontein Caves are world-famous for their fossil finds and are a popular visitor destination.
After an extensive facelift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site is now home to a top restaurant and conferencing facilities, offering easy access to the caves with modern walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where globally acclaimed fossils have been discovered.
The tours at the Sterkfontein Caves, which start above ground and then take visitors deep into the caves, run seven days a week.
At Gilroy Brewery, the art of making fine natural beer is shared with the discerning beer drinker. The best natural ingredients are used – fine hops, malt and brewer’s yeast. The Gilroy brewing process is characterized by no filtration, no artificial carbonation and no preservatives.
The brew master conducts tours at the Gilroy Brewery, allowing you an insider’s view of the process, the ingredients and best of all, the sampling. Here you may savor the natural goodness of beer, unfiltered and without preservatives.
HOT AIR BALLONING
AirVentures Hot Air Ballooning offers more than just a hot air balloon ride, we offer a total experience encompassing all the good things that make Africa great, from sun rise to great food, from wildlife to breathtaking scenery.
Balloon Safaris take place over several Game Reserves within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The air balloon rides over the Reserves of the Cradle of Humankind, home to four of the Big Five, have a good chance of spotting these iconic animals of Africa. Drifting gently with the winds of the morning our balloon safaris offer guests unique game viewing and photographic opportunities, making for a very memorable experience.
Beyers Naude Drive, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.
Coordinates: 25°58'15.0"S 27°50'55.6"E
Tel: 010 110 0802
26° South Hotel is NOT a Self Catering venue
A R50 conservancy fee will be charged for each visitor
PICNICS ARE ALLOWED
NO PETS ALLOWED
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS
Fully Licensed Restaurant and Bar Facilities