Muldersdrift is a beautiful country oasis on the outskirts of Johannesburg, Gauteng. It lies on the Crocodile Ramble, a scenic tourist route that runs along the Crocodile River, granting visitors easy access to the city, Lanseria airport, and the Cradle of Humankind. With outstanding facilities and scenery, Muldersdrift is a popular venue for weddings and special occasions. Book a tranquil stay at one of the Muldersdrift accommodations.
Situated only 30 minutes from CBD, Muldersdrift is a delightful place to stay during your visit to Johannesburg. Characterised by grasslands and natural indigenous vegetation, Muldersdrift lies in the heart of the Kromdraai Valley, home to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. With easy access to Fourways, Sandton, Randburg, and even Pretoria, visitors can enjoy all the excitement of the city by day before returning to a tranquil setting in the evening.
There is no shortage of things to do in Muldersdrift. It is well known for its fine restaurants, accommodation, spas, and health resorts. Relax and unwind with a hydrotherapy treatment or massage at Chicama Country Spa. If you’re still feeling tense, Point Blank Paintball at the Valverde Country Hotel might be the solution. Muldersdrift also has a reputation for being an arts and culture hub, boasting a variety of galleries, markets, and studios to explore. Garden World has a lovely arts and crafts market as well as a tea garden. The Ngwenya Glass Village invites you to watch glass-blowing demonstrations and purchase beautiful, recycled glassware. Stay for lunch and country shopping while the kids enjoy the playground. Ngwenya is also home to Gilroy’s Brewery, which offers entertaining craft beer tasting sessions. Book in advance to enjoy Gilroy’s award-winning brews and tasty meals.
Soak up the outdoors and explore the indigenous forests and streams at Cradle, a private nature reserve that is home to antelope, giraffe, and zebras. Take a short trip to the Aloe Ridge Game Reserve where you might be lucky enough to encounter a rare white rhino. The Muldersdrift Animal and Reptile Park Zoo hosts a more eclectic collection of animals, including pumas, jackals, and wolves.
The Cradle of Humankind is rich in historical, cultural, and natural attractions. Take a tour of the world-famous Sterkfontein caves, a World Heritage Site where a number of ground breaking fossil finds have been made. Complete your experience with a visit to the Maropeng Visitors Centre, where interactive displays will leave you feeling exhilarated about the past, present, and future. Another rich fossil site is Wonder Cave, a single chamber cave with spectacular formations and an 18m abseil for the adventurous. An observatory nearby has interesting talks and shows about comets, meteors, and perilous asteroids.
Take a day outing along the Magalies Meander to The Rhino and Lion Park, The Elephant Sanctuary, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, and Lesedi Cultural Village.
Enjoy the best of what Gauteng has to offer by booking your Muldersdrift accommodation.