Tourist Attractions

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Tourist Attractions

The Cradle of Human Kind

Take a step back in time to the place where humankind originated. The Cradle of Humankind, one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, is where the first hominid, Australopithecus, was discovered in 1924. Experience the birthplace of humankind first-hand at the official visitor centers for the Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng, and the Sterkfontein Caves.

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Krugersdorp, Johannesburg and the surrounding areas boast a multitude of dams that are perfect for trout fishing enthusiasts. Brookwood Estate Trout Farm, Trout Hunters, Bergsig Trout Farm and Kloofzicht Lodge are just a few of the trout fishing locations within the Krugersdorp area. Should you be interested in organizing a day of trout fishing, kindly speak to the hotel concierge who can book a trout farm to suit your needs.

Tourist Attractions


Take in the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Magalies River Valley from a birds-eye view with an unforgettable Bill Harrop’s Hot Air Balloon Safari. Drifting majestically high above the landscape as you escape the hustle of the city. Enjoy a refreshing glass of sparkling wine and orange juice post-flight. The Private Lunch Site is situated just 45km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world.  Join us for the post-flight breakfast served at the Clubhouse Pavilion.

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Hartbeespoort Dam, affectionately known as ‘Harties’, has plenty of activities to entertain adventurous singles, couples, and families. You can enjoy game drives, hot air ballooning, flea markets, art galleries, African curio markets, the aquarium, the private zoo, the snake park, and a breathtaking trip up the mountain on the cableway, to name just a few of the exciting activities. The incredible view of the Magaliesberg Mountains is best viewed at sunset whilst on a leisurely boat cruise.

Vivari Hotels

The pursuit of the exceptional is the goal at our unique destination – the only one of its kind in South Africa to incorporate a state-of-the-art aesthetic clinic and hospital as part of its offering. Brought to fruition by the vision of Dr. Anushka Reddy, a qualified medical doctor by profession who specializes in aesthetics and runs Medi-Sculpt on the same premises, Vivari Hotel is a true game changer in the hospitality industry.

Vivari Hotel and Spa is nestled in a leafy valley in Featherbrooke near the Cradle of Humankind, home to our earliest ancestors, harking back to a time when the world was in perfect harmony and humans lived in and with nature. Recapture this serenity at Vivari, where we offer a return to all things natural in our tranquil surroundings, where luxury intersects with sustainability, and where our holistic wellness concepts marry with rejuvenation.

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