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We’ve got the answers to some of your most nagging questions at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind, a short drive from Jo’burg or Pretoria . A day at Maropeng should give you plenty to mull over on your drive home… like the real reason you have such a fondness for bananas. Open: Daily, from 09:00 to 17:00. Admission: Adults R65 Children R35. Tel: (014) 577 9000.
Web: www.discover-yourself.co.za

Airtrack - Flying Pictures:

Marty De Kock has run Airtrack Adventures for more than 12 years, flying over 45 000 happy passengers. We conduct sunrise flights daily over The Cradle and travel throughout South Africa entertaining corporate groups at a number of different venues. Game viewing by balloon is our speciality. Open: Flights Daily. Tel: (011) 957 2322 Fax: 957 2465 Cell: 082 990 6924.
E-mail: flypixsa@iafrica.com | Web: www.hotairballoons.co.za

Lesedi Cultural Village:

Lesedi is a charming, authentic and earthy African experience in the heart of the bush, only 25 mins from Pretoria or Johannesburg ; you will find a cultural village with exciting traditional dance display, craft market, pub, restaurant, function venue, conference centre and overnight accommodation in African theme guest suites. Open: Daily 7:30 - 19:30 Tel: (012) 205 1394/5 Fax: 268 1433.
E-mail: enquiries@lesedi.com | Web: www.lesedi.com

Old Kromdraai Goldmine:

One of the first goldmines on the Witwatersrand, dating back to 1881. Guided tours on the hour. Last tour 16:00. Tuesday - Friday by appointment only. Special rates for large groups and schools. Open: Weekends & public holidays 9:00 - 17:00. Tel: (011) 957 0211


A unique African experience! Visit our Ostrich show ranch and Bushman village, hourly tours. Meet the San Bushmen, view their Rock Art. Feed the Ostriches and see how an Ostrich egg is incubated. Hand carved eggs and painted eggs. Leather handbags, shoes, wallets, golf bags, etc. Restaurant - Ostrich Cuisine. Open: Daily 8:00 - 17:00 Tel: (012) 253 2659 Fax: 253 2604 Cell: 082 566 4914

Palaeo Tours:

Visit the three richest hominid fossil sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Drimolen with our Paleo-Anthropologists and gain a glimpse of the world of your ancestors. All tours are tailor-made to your specific interest and time allocation. For more information and bookings, call Marianne Robertson. Open: Bookings only. Cell: 082 804 2899
E-mail: palaeotours@mweb.co.za | Web: www.palaeotours.com

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve:

This prime game reserve boasts with lion, cheetah, rhino, tiger, hippo, wild dogs and more than 20 other species, totaling over 600 head of game. Restaurant, picnic area with barbeque 'braai' facilities, swimming pool and Croc pub overlooking a crocodile pool. Sat, Sun & Public Holidays (a) Feeding lion cheetah & wild dog. (b) Live snake displays. (c) Animal crèche with lion, cheetah, tiger & leopard cubs Open: Daily. Tel: (011) 957 0044/24 Fax: (011) 957 0169.
E-mail: hippo@global.co.za | Web: www.rhinolion.co.za

Sterkfontein Caves:

An historic monument and anthropogical treasure house of the world where the famous Mrs. Ples (Plesianthrophus transvaalenis) and Little Foot were discovered. 6 Large underground caverns containing fantastic rock and stalactite formations and underground lake. Daily tours by experienced guides. Open: Tues to Sun 9:00, last tour 16:00 Tel: (011) 956 6342 Fax: (011) 956 6342

The Cradle:

3000 hectare Nature Reserve incorporates The Cradle Restaurant & Forest Camp. Open Tuesday - Saturday for an A la carte and a three-course Sunday lunch. We offer catered picnics, boma and cellar functions, conferences, weddings, game drives, and guided walks. Accommodation is self-catering. Open: Tuesday to Sunday. Tel: (011) 659 1622 Fax: (011) 701 3206.
E-mail: enquiries@thecradle.co.za | Web: www.thecradle.co.za

Tweefontein Stables:

Horse trails into the Cradle Nature Reserve with an experienced and qualified guide. No previous riding experience required and all necessary equipment provided. Secure shaded parking. Refreshments & picnic area available to trail riders. Different trails, each approx. 2 hours long are offered. Game species including rhino, giraffe, eland, kudu, wildebeest, impala, zebra, gemsbok, & waterbuck can be seen on trails, and variety of bird life. Horseback viewing of heritage and geological sites also included. Open: DailyCell: 082 853 327 1 (Trails manager).
E-mail: tweefontein@postnet.co.za | Web: www.tweefontein.co.za

Wonder Cave:

"Most nicely decorated cave in South Africa ". A natural wonder 2 200 million years old, cave pearls, formations of up to 15m, rim stone pools, picnic area, kiosk, curio shop, stalictites & stalagmites, abseiling by booking only. Entry by lift - no crawling necessary. Traditional bush Pub/Pizzeria opening early 2004. Open: Daily 8:00 - 16:00. Tours on the hour. Evening tours by arrangement. Open throughout December and January. Tel: (011) 957 0106/9/0006 Fax: 957 0019.
E-mail: trs@iafrica.com | Web: www.wondercave.co.za

Riverview Spa:

A Spa with a Difference. De-stress your mind, body & soul. PACKAGES: All packages include the use of Spa facilities (Jacuzzi’s, spa pool, and sauna). Variety of teas & coffee, bottled water and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. A robe and towel to use during your visit, and a pair of slippers to take home. Robes can be added to your package for R350p/robe (S,M,L). Weekday Special Rates are only valid on Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday. Week-end rates are valid for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Contact details: Tel: 083 419 6807, Fax: 086 619 9928
E-mail: info@riverviewspa.co.za | Web www.riverviewspa.co.za

Astronomical Adventures:

Join our internationally well-known astronomer in a safe and relaxed dark environment, away from light pollution with the call of the Jackal and the roar of Lions, in a truly unique African Adventure, right on your doorstep. The Observatory offers: Regular Star Shows. Special rates for Companies, Informal Talks, Adult Education and Star Viewing Programs, Tour Guide Training Facilities (FGASA & THETA), Courses on Astro-Photography. Catering for those special occasions. Cave tour or abseil into the bowels of the earth going back 2.3 million years. Open daily. For information and bookings: Tel: (011) 957 0106/09
Web: www.astronomysa.co.za

Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden:

Open Daily 08:00 - 17:00. Indigenous plants, Guided walk, Witpoortjie Waterfall, Hiking, Birde Watching, Black Eagles, Restaurant, Nursery & Gift shop. End of Malcom Rd , Poortview, Roodepoort. Tel: (011) 958 1750
E-mail: sisulugarden@sanbi.org | Web: www.sanbi.org

Silverstar Casino:

Silverstar Casino is an exclusive venue which is small enough to be intimate, yet comprehensive enough to offer a full entertainment experience. Silverstar is the first real lifestyle casino in South Africa which continually surprises with its natural expression and personal connection so that every aspect of every visit is an uplifting experience. And remember, It's Not the Usual. Tel: (011) 662 7300
Email: info@silverstarcasino.co.za | Web: www.silverstarcasino.co.za