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Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is the
resurrection of the previously beloved Heia
Safari Lodge, founded in the 1970’s and the
brainchild of the dogmatic Franz Richter,
which, after his demise, unfortunately fell
into difficult times.


Under the new ownership of Andy Dott and
Kelvin van Niekerk, this spectacular hidden
gem set under the Zwartkop mountain,
is now being restored to achieve its’ full
potential as the most sort after eco activity hospitality destination within the urban edge of Johannesburg. Although major renovations are taking place, care has been given not to alter the unique nuances of the original character.


Set within the 1500-hectare Cradle Moon Conservancy, all owned and controlled by a handful of like-minded landowners, we are able to offer a secure and pristine natural experience for both young and old as well as both the ultimate athletes and those just seeking a breath of fresh air. We are concentrating on restoring the indigenous fauna and flora in order to re-establish the natural Highveld biodiversity.

From fine dining to lighter meals, a la carte and buffets, a magnificent wine selection, as well as craft beers, we host individuals, private parties, weddings, conferences and special events.


Our 32-hectare pristine lake not only offers the entire option of all non-motorized water sports but is also home to a family of Hippo as well as countless species of fish for the fly fisherman. We also conduct leisurely boat cruises on our 24-seater pontoon for those wishing to explore the waters further.

With over 50 kilometres of mountain biking and running trails we can guarantee a secure and special experience for every level of athlete, and with varied terrain from forests to mountains, as well as being home to over 20 species of wild animals, including rhino, Cradle Moon is unique.

Game drives and walks are also on offer for those seeking an authentic wildlife experience on the full extent of the Conservancy.


Spoil yourself in one of our 50 secluded rondavels and although we are just a stone’s throw from the bustling city, you will feel as if you’ve travelled for miles.






Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge Activities


Cradle Moon Lakeside Game lodge offers the following activities to our Guests.

  • Walking tours Additional charge

  • Game drives Additional charge

  • Beach

  • Cycling Additional charge

  • Hiking Additional charge

  • Canoeing Additional charge

  • Children's playground

  • Games room

  • Fishing Additional charge

An additional charge applies to activities NOT included in the ENTRY FEE. 
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Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge and other portions of land surrounding Lake Heritage have formed part of a conservancy development called the Cradle Moon Conservancy. This exacting project involves the dropping of fences between properties and the introduction of various wild animals. As necessary in all conservancies a nominal Fee Per person is payable at all participating establishments 

Please note:

Guests enter these premises at their own risk. CradleMoon Lakeside Game Lodge 

excludes all liability for any injury or damages which may be suffered due to any reason whatsoever.

Due to fluctuating rand, Prices might increase without prior notice 

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is NOT a self-catering facility . No Food & Drinks may be brought on site

Please feel free to contact our Reservations Office for More Information 

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