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Cradle Moon

Plot 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, 1747  

GPS: -25.962967 | 27.860281

Cradle Moon is situated only 30 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria & 5 minutes from Lanseria

An eco- activity, wild animal sanctuary on the banks of the 30 hectare lake, the giraffe, zebra and springbok that freely roam the grounds add to the African feel of Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge.

Discover more about Cradle Moon

Cradle Moon Lake
Restaurant & bar facilities
Wildlife conservancy

Cradle Moon Lake is a spectacular 32 hectare water reserve home to numerous species of fish, birds, reptiles and many more!

The clean water of the Crocodile River ensures the lake lends itself to be the best open water swimming venue in Gauteng.


Along with the swimmers, paddlers and rowers regularly frequent the lake for training purposes. 

Cradle Moon is designed to host large lifestyle and recreational events. The canoeing champs will be hosted from The Current, a new stylish entertainment deck with a large entertainment deck and seating capacity of 120 pax.


There are several other restaurants and bars within Cradle Moon, including a 350 seater traditional restaurant offering a la carte from 7am to 9pm daily.

Accommodation is available at Cradle Moon at a discounted rate for the 2019 championships. Please see accommodation options for more details.

Nestled below the Swartkop Mountain range and Lake Heritage, Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge, is one of Gauteng's best kept tourist attractions.


The Lodge and facilities are set in tranquil indigenous African Bushveld that offers local and international guests a unique African experience.

The giraffe, zebra and springbok that roam the grounds freely add to the African feel of Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge.

There are many activities available at Cradle Moon, including hiking, cycling, swimming and canoeing (obviously).


The R50 entry fee to the conservancy (paid at the Activity Centre or, for paddlers, included in the race entry fee) allows you to participate in any of these activities without a booking

The following activities can be booked and paid for at the Activity Centre.

  • Game drives can be booked through reception. Duration: approx 2.5 Hours. A min 2 pax (R380 pp)

  • Guided walks can be booked through reception. Duration approx 1.5 Hours. A min 2 pax (R155 pp)