Riverhorse Lodge

Riverhorse Lodge
Riverhorse Lodge Entrance gate on R540. The Greater Cradle Nature Reserve.
Riverhorse Lodge is a new addition to the Greater Cradle Nature Reserve, nestled within the heart of the Cradle of Humankind. It is a private luxury eco-retreat with a wrap-around terrace, a lounge area, five uniquely designed bedrooms and so much more at your disposal.

The exclusive oasis allows you to take private game drives with the amazing tour guides from Origin Safaris who have an in-depth understanding of the Cradle of Humankind. So, get ready for thought provoking conversations and archaeology safaris that teach you about the history behind the active paleoanthropological sites – Gladysvale and Malapa.You can read more about the Cradle Nature Reserve and the Riverhorse Lodge here.

Excerpt from website

Also on site is the Malapa Museum, built in partnership with renowned paleoanthropologist Lee Berger’s Foundation for Exploration, the Malapa Motsetse Foundation and National Geographic. Berger’s 2023 documentary Unknown: Cave of Bones, currently on Netflix, shows how he and his team investigate what might be considered the world’s oldest graveyard to date while his recently released book, Cave of Bones, takes the reader deep into South African caves to discover fossil remains that compel a monumental reframing of the human family tree.

Near Riverhorse Lodge is the Malapa Fossil viewing platform – designed by Krynauw Nel Associates – which has won a number of major local and international awards.

All profit earned from our commercial hospitality offering is ploughed back into preserving this ancient land that birthed us all – in perpetuity. Help us keep the sustainability dream alive and ensure that this place of our origin remains untouched forever.


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