Cradle of Life - Badplaas, Wild Frontier

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Badplaas Accommodation
Badplaas, Wild Frontier

Cradle of Life

Badplaas, Wild Frontier - Accommodation

Cradle of Life rating

Cradle of Life in Badplaas

Cradle of Life is located on the outskirts of Badplaas and offers an idyllic getaway to nature-loving guests. It is set against a beautiful backdrop of mountain and hillsides, and is an ideal option for groups or families.

There are 11 comfortably furnished chalets, of which each can accommodate up to four guests. Five of these chalets have private bathrooms, lounge areas and kitchenettes. Each of the remaining six chalets has two bedrooms, of which one has an en-suite bathroom. There is an additional bathroom, an open-plan living space, a kitchen and an outside veranda.

Business travellers will not be disappointed by the well-equipped conference facilities on offer. Couples hoping to start their life journey together can have an open-air ceremony before delighting in a delicious meal in the on-site restaurant.

Guests hoping to be even closer to nature can enjoy a game drive to appreciate the abundance of bird- and wild life in the area. There are also many catch-and-release fishing spots to discover. As night falls, the sky starts to twinkle with stars and provides an unforgettable sight to guests.

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Facilities available at Cradle of Life,Badplaas, Wild Frontier

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Conference Venues
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 35' 55.4" E / 25° 54' 58.4" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Cradle of Life in Badplaas, Wild Frontier

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O R Tambo Airport, 1 O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 0.3 km / Duration: 2 hours 39 mins
1.Head northwest0.5 km
2.Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
2.8 km
3.Slight left toward Voortrekker Rd (signs for Voortrekker Road/Kempton Park/M96)0.5 km
4.Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Voortrekker Rd0.1 km
5.Turn right at the 1st cross street toward R21 (signs for R21/R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport)
Partial toll road
0.5 km
6.Merge onto R21
Toll road
1.4 km
7.Keep left to stay on R21
Toll road
5.3 km
8.At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank
Partial toll road
113 km
9.Merge onto N4
Toll road
110 km
10.Turn right1.0 km
11.Continue onto Generaal St0.2 km
12.Turn left onto Potgieter St1.5 km
13.Continue onto R54148.5 km
14.Turn right onto R38
Destination will be on the left
0.3 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg

+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Cradle of Life

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This is a Must Stop place just past Badplaas en route to Barberton. Beautifully built to blend in. A Garage for fuel, small shop but lovely Restaurant and 5 star rest rooms. Game Drives to see captive Cats, all of them and other wildlife. Staff super friendly. My opinion this place might not look the same off the road, but when you Stop, Wow... Well maintained all round, also farm animals, ducks, peacock and hen. Highly recommended, lastly surprisingly not expensive. • • • • •

review by Clinton Pienaar

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Housekeeping wasnt available to change a double bed to twins.Lots of cobwebs, dirty kitchen table and Showers were also very dirty. Otherwise the place is also very neat outside and well looked after.Very beautiful vistas!

review by Nico van der Merwe

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Beautiful setting. Well equipped and clean rondawels. Restaurant staff very friendly and efficient. Really went out of their way to make stay as nice as enjoyable as possible.

review by Pieter Lourens

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Beautiful place but the restaurant service is very poor, we were the only table in the whole place but had to go ask for service after they saw us and a waiter that was smoking outside told them there is a table outside. We ordered drinks and waffle, out of the two they only had one. Will not be seeing us again when we pass.

review by Donovan Steffen

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Very interesting place to visit, and the sanctuary awesome. People working there very friendly, tour guide knowledge amazing and the best tractor driver I have seen. So from me a definite place to visit, no doubt.

review by Jeanette Meyer

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Good memory's , nice set up, restaurant service was on that day very slow

review by Alex Pieterse

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5star ...So Accomadating went out of their way Thank You For making lasting memories ...

review by Nasreen Moola

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Friendly staff and value for money. Educational and interesting

review by Corne Coetzee

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On Friday 02 March, we drove through from Nelspuit, on our way to where we were staying for the weekend. We stopped at Cradle of Life, booked a game drive and buffet lunch for Sunday. Resulting in a total of R560.Very excited for the whole buffet and Game drive, we arrived on Sunday.. Two hours early for our game drive, and 30 mins early for the buffet, which, we were told, would start at 12.We were very very dissapointed, to say the least.As we were early, we were told to take a seat at the restaurant, and get a drink, and that we would be informed once the buffet was ready.We went on to take our seats outside, but waited nearly 10 mins for a waiter to take notice of us. Once we got her attention, we had to ask for menus to be able to order our took her about 5mins to bring the menus.. And we waited, once again, for her to come back and take our order. We moved to the inside, since we hoped that that would maybe let the waiter notice or remember us. We took our seats inside and my boyfriend called the waiter to inform her we moved to the inside, and also gave her the order for our drinks. But sadly, we had to remind her twice that we were waiting for our drinks.12:00 passed and 12:15 we noticed people dishing up from the buffet, so we got up to go and dish up ourselves, and our waiter, who ensured us that she would inform us once the buffet was ready, yelled from the other side of the room, "it's ready" and pointed at the buffet.Dishing up, another disappointment awaited us. Really a sad excuse for a lunch we paid R120 for.The rice was cold, and the meat was dry. Not only did we have to go through the bad experience of a dissapointing lunch, we noticed a dog, roaming around the restaurant where in fact people were eating. We finished our meal in about 15 mins, since there was so little and our food was cold. It was also very dissapointing to see the floor of the restaurant so dirty, and the guy who I believed made the lunch, wearing a green shirt, and black hair net, walking around, chewing food.On our game drive the person feeding the lions rushed our tourguide and there was no time left after every feed to give us more background etc. When I sent an email to the owner to just inform him of the dissapointing experience he contacted me and yelled and me and told me that everything I logged a complaint about was bullsh• t. He told ne that people go there with expectations that are too high, and that he is sick and tired of the critism, and that this is the new S.A. and standards has dropped everywhere and us people shouldn't expect so much.CRADLE OF LIFE WILL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN - worst experience we ever had.

review by Cara Van Rooyen

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A good stop-over to stretch legs and a cup of coffee or quick meal / cold drink when travelling to / from Badplaas.

review by Jan Harm Jordaan

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Good stop over for the children with the small animal park. Great valley views from restaurant deck. Food was tasty but service was slow.

review by Stephan Coret

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Great stop over, so many thing to see and do and they have a beautiful mineral and gem collection

review by Tammy Chapman

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A weekend getaway or short holiday, this is the destination to be, the place offer chalets which can accommodate up to 6 person per chalet,. There is also morning and afternoon game drives, what is so special about the game drive, is that you can see all the different types of big cats, from panther to jaguar, Siberian tigers to white lions, the game drive takes about 1-1 and half hours and it is very breath taking!

review by wayne wang

"Die wildrit was ons hoogte punte"

Ons is baie vriendelik ontvang dis skoon netjies kos is heerlik en die personeel is beslis opgelui om hul kliente se belange 1ste te stel hul

review by Elize Wessels

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