Sibani Lodge offers luxury Cradle of Humankind accommodation

Sibani Lodge Cradle of Humankind

Sibani Lodge, Cradle of Humankind

Nestled in the Cradle of Humankind in the idyllic nature reserve of Mt Savannah you will find the luxurious Sibani Lodge. This picturesque accommodation offering has natural bush surroundings and is home to a wide variety of wildlife such as giraffe, red hartebeest, kudu, impala and zebra as well as a large variety of bird species and flora.

The Lodge is situated just 25 minutes from Lanseria International Airport and 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Secluded in the African wilderness, Sibani Lodge is a great placed to escape from the noisy city and enjoy the natural beauty of Africa.

Sibani Lodge can be found right in the middle of the Cradle of Humankind, which is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng. A hot-spot for tourists, this area has been recognised as the place from which all of humankind originated.

Accommodation at Sibani Lodge

Sibani Lodge, Cradle of Humankind, accommodation

Accommodation at Sibani Lodge consists of the Main Lodge Suite and Double Rooms, Royal Cottages and the Tents. You can choose to enjoy a luxurious experience in the main lodge or stay in the cottages that are situated away from the lodge, or have an incredible glamping experience in their luxury tents.

The Main Lodge has a Master Bedroom and two Double Bedrooms that are adjacent to each other. The Master Bedroom consists of a King-sized bed, indoor and outdoor showers, a large bathtub, leather lounger, writing desk, beverage station and wrapping deck.

The adjacent Double Rooms share a large joint bathroom with a bath and shower, double beds, and a balcony with outdoor seating.

There are two Royal Cottages situated away from the Main Lodge that ensures total privacy. Each cottage has an open lounge area with an indoor fireplace, extended balcony, and spacious bedrooms with King-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower that overlook the surrounding bush.

Four Luxury Tents are available for use at Sibani Lodge, you are also free to utilise the Boma. A tent can accommodate two to three people depending on the tent, while the Boma can accommodate two people.

The tents come with King-sized beds and are only a few kilometres away from the Main Lodge for your safety and security.

Facilities & dining at Sibani Lodge

Sibani Lodge, Cradle of Humankind, accommodation

Dining is a true delight at Sibani Lodge, the staff will make sure that your food suites your dietary preference and that you enjoy excellent service during your stay. You can enjoy breakfast and dinner to your heart’s content.

Sibani Lodge also offers unique and luxurious wellness treatments for those wanting to relax and destress during their stay. They offer a variety of facials and massages which you can enjoy in your room.

There are a wide variety of activities to enjoy at Sibani Lodge that caters for the whole family. You can explore the game reserve on horseback or try out one of their mountain biking trails, or hone your targeting skills with some archery or clay pigeon shooting.

Sibani also offers pre-packed picnic baskets that you can take out and enjoy in the grassy plains with the whole family or for a romantic rendezvous.

What do people say about Sibani Lodge

“Perfection does not even describe Sibani lodge! This place is gorgeous, stylish, relaxing and absolutely breath-taking! The rooms are clean and fresh. Bathrooms, clean and spacious equipped with everything you need… Imagine taking a bath with a view! I am in love! Highly recommended, don’t miss out on an unforgettable stay at Sibani!” – Jani TripAdvisor.

“We spent a wonderful night in a luxurious tent: enjoying the food, game drive with the excellent Simon as guide and a relaxing night around the fire in the boma prepared by Lethabo. Karin and her ladies where wonderful hosts! Lying on the big bed and watching the animals grazing about felt like being on a far-away African Safari, definitely not feeling so close to the city. We just wished that we could spend another night. We will definitely be back, bringing our friends so that we can book out the tented camp.” – Kemp TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Sibani Lodge:

  1. The Lodge is based in the heart of The Cradle of Mankind.
  2. Total peace and tranquillity can be enjoyed as well as viewing local wildlife.
  3. Meals are included in the rate and the food is filling and delicious, with staff that offer attention to detail.
  4. The rooms are spacious, well-kept, beautifully decorated and have amazing views.
  5. The staff and owners are friendly and provide top-notch service.

To find out more about Sibani Lodge, give them a call on 087 012 5375 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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