This particularly pretty part of the world used to be real countryside, way outside of Johannesburg, for escapees of the city lifestyle. Whilst today the small farms and smallholdings still exist, Muldersdrift has now become something of a village, its borders literally melded with the outer suburbs around Northgate. Muldersdrift, on the West Rand is approximately 30 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
1896 Dr Leander Jameson was captured in Muldersdrift after the failed Jameson Raid. The raid was an attempt to capture Johannesburg from the Boers and allow Cecil John Rhodes to take over political power. For those who are interested in the South African - Anglo-Boer - War will find many interesting sites here. Muldersdrift today is a peaceful suburb with outstanding accommodation for the tourist or businessmsn visitng this area. Many fine B&B and Self Catering accommodation establishments abound, as well as luxury lodges and spas. Muldersdrift is famous for the wedding and conference venues.
Muldersdrift is part of the Crocodile Ramble, a tourist route that runs along the Crocodile River. Tourists on this route can visit many places of interest such as the Cradle of Humankind- the place of important fossil discoveries which have cast light our ancestory.
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve houses over 600 head of game, including hippo, ostrich, springbok, wildebeest, buffalo and, of course, lion and rhino.
There are also excellent nurseries and herb gardens to be found in the Muldersdrift area. Muldersdrift is a wonderful place to stay whilst in Johannesburg, particularly if your needs are to the north of the city. Your evenings are peaceful and tranquil yet your access to Fourways, Sandton, Randburg and even Pretoria is easy, and Lanseria airport is a mere 15 minutes away. There is beauty in the grasslands and natural indigenous vegetation in Muldersdrift, which lies in the heart of the Kromdraai Valley home to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site.
Visit the Wondercave, one of the show caves of the heritage site and the third largest cave in South Africa. It may consist only of a single chamber, but it’s huge - large enough to hold a rugby field - and visitors descend some 40 metres via an open lift from the surface, or you can abseil down. One can view some incredible formations that include cave pearls and pools, whilst stalagmites are up to 15 metres high. An added highlight to your trip could be the little observatory near Wondercave where astronomer Bill Hollenbach gives talks and shows about comets, meteors and perilous asteroids.
The Heia Safari Ranch is only thirty minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. An exciting Bush Hotel and Conference Centre which consists of thatched stone buildings that are surrounded by beautifully landscaped lawns.
The perfect getaway and conference venue. Our zebras use the swimming pool as their watering hole to the delight of the guests.
On the banks of the Crocodile River, half an hour from Pretoria or Johannesburg CBDs and surrounded by the Zwartkoppies Hills in the Muldersdrift area, the happy leisure guest, business delegate and corporate traveller will find Avianto, a premier destination venue amongst South African hotels and resorts.
Riverstone Lodge is a charming, spacious and unique Hotel located in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, on the edge of The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site with the Crocodile River running through it.
This family friendly 4 star resort is the perfect place for leisure guests who wish to have a break from city life, close to the beautiful Cradle of Humankind, a declared World Heritage Site.
Within easy driving distance of Central Johannesburg, Sandton CBD and Pretoria. It is situated within a 5 minute drive from Lanseria airport and a 45 minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
“The emphasis at Ingwenya is on peace and serenity. The sounds of water in these beautiful surroundings, whether from the flowing Crocodile River or from the many pools, waterfalls and fountains, all serve to refresh and rejuvenate the soul.”
Forum Homini is an architectural masterpiece which is set in an opulent landscape with dramatic views of the surrounding valley. As you walk through the site you are overcome with images and references of the past, from a subtle handprint to ancient totems and sculptures associated to evolution.