Cradle of Humankind – Maropeng | Gauteng South Africa

Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind is South Africa’s top tourist destination and it is only a 40 minutes from Das Landhaus Guest Lodge. This World Heritage Site will take you back in time to the dawn of civilisation.

Maropeng Museum: This family attraction plummets you into the depths of the Maropeng Visitor Centre and starts your journey with a boat ride through time. You will then enter the museum and interaction zone where you can slowly make your way back towards present day. The displays highlight humanity’s past and origins as well as the worlds changing environment.
Kids Education: Maropeng is a fantastic educational centre for children with fun interactive ways to experience human history. Mark this a family destination you cannot miss.
Maropeng Museum Entry Fee: (approximate charges)
Adults: R95
Children (4-14 years): R55
Children under 4: Free
Pensioners: R65 (on production of a valid pensioner’s card)
Maropeng Accommodation: For accommodation around the Cradle of Humankind Maropeng region please contact Das Landhaus or make a online booking.

Visit Maropeng Website

Directions & Map to Maropeng

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Starting from Runnymead Ave
1 Head south on Runnymead Ave toward 6th Rd – go 0.48 km (0.3 mi)
2 Turn right at 6th Rd – go 3.5km (2.2 mi)
3 Turn left at R114 – go 3.3km (2.1 mi)
4 Sharp right at Malibongwe Dr – go 1.4km (0.9 mi)
5 Turn left to merge onto N14 – go 13.19km (8.2 mi)
6 Turn right at Hugo Rd – go 10.13km (6.3 mi)
7 Turn right at N14 – go 0.8km (0.5 mi)
8 Continue onto R563 – go 7.5km (4.7 mi)
9 Turn left at T7 – go 2.5km (1.6 mi)
10 Turn right – go 0.96km (0.6 mi)
11 Turn left – go 0.16km (0.1 mi)

Destination will be on the left
Arriving at Maropeng Visitor Centre
Total: 44.4 km – about 46 mins
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Montecasino Shopping – Fourways

Montecasino is a hot spot for late night shopping. These small European styled shops will transform you into another world as you walk down the cobble streets.  Montecasino is by no means just a casino, it is a village with more than 32 shops scattered around the plaza. Wonder from boutique to boutique or have a bite to eat in one of the many street side restaurants. Ladies can relax at the day spa while the men test their skills at the Poker tables.

Montcasino Cinemas: There is a huge muti-plex cinema at Montecasino with enough seating to accommodate thousands. Most moves in South Africa seem to be released at Montecasino first.

Montecasino Restaurants: Most restaurants at Monte require a reservation, you can view a full list of restaurants here.

Montecasino is only 11 minutes away from Das Landhaus Guest Lodge, Book accommodation near Montecasino.

Directions & Map to Montecasino

Take a Look at the Map below and go from:

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Starting from Runnymead Ave:
1 Head south on Runnymead Ave toward 6th Rd – go 0.3 mi
2 Turn left at Cedar Rd – go 4.9 km (3.1 mi)
3 Slight left at Witkoppen Rd – go 1.4 km (0.9 mi)
4 Turn right at Monte Casino Blvd – go 0.8 km (0.5 mi)

Go through 2 roundabouts
5 Enter the roundabout Arrive at Destination
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Cedar Square Shopping Centre – Fourways

Cedar Square ShoppingCedar Square shopping Centre is a marvellous up scale shopping centre with all you need. It is only a 2 minute drive down the road from Das Landhaus Guest Lodge. This shopping centre is the host to many wonderful shops that will cater to all ages.

Restaurants: There are many fine restaurants that host a very vibrant nightlife, if a party is what you are looking for or a cocktail with a friend then Cedar Square is the place to go.

Cinema: The classic Cinema Nouveau is for the discerning film lover, this is a classic arts cinema with titles from all over the world.

Shopping: Many of the top brand stores are located at Cedar Square from exceptional jewellers to stylish trendy clothes stores. Relax at a book store or step back and marvel at the centre square.

Cedar Square Website

Directions & Map to Cedar Square

Take a Look at the Map below and go from:

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Starting from Runnymead Ave
1 Head south on Runnymead Ave toward 6th Rd – go 0.4 km (0.3 mi)
2 Turn left at Cedar Rd – go 4.1km (2.6 mi)
3 Turn right at Uranium St – go 43 ft
4 Continue onto Campbell Rd – go 489 ft
5 Turn left at Redwood Rd – go 282 ft
6 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit – go 0.16 km (0.1 mi)
Arriving at Unknown road
Total: 5.0 km – about 8 mins
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Das Landhaus gets a new website look

daslandhaus-old-screenshotAt Das Landhaus we are excited to bring you a new look and feel to our website. The website was designed and build by Bryan Casson on a WordPress framework in an effort to allow past and future guests to interact more with the Das Landhaus website.

From the site you will now be able to:

  • comment on your stay,
  • upload pictures and video’s of your stay

In the future we plan to:


  • make online bookings.
  • have a live schedule showing our occupancy

Please feel free to make comments below on this new design or send us recommendations on what you would like to see on this website.

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