Origins Guesthouse – Cradle of Humankind Accommodation

Origins Guesthouse is conveniently located close to Lanseria Airport, the Cradle of Humankind and Muldersdrift. We have a range of accommodation to suit every taste, from campsites to comfortable and large en-suite rooms. We are located close to a number of wedding venues and Lake Heritage with its large and small wildlife.

Our 3.4 Ha plot has a  restaurant, swimming pool, a guest lounge with TVs and DVD library, book library and information centre.

Our location is a favourite for road and mountain bikers. The immediate area is the favoured area in Johannesburg for tarred road cycling, particularly on weekends. There is a vast network of dirt roads for mountain bikers which can be accessed without riding on tar from our property. We are approximately 2 kms from the Hero Action Park at Heia Safari Ranch and Lake Heritage, which offers kilometers of off road track in a game reserve for serious mountain bikers.

We offer mountain bikes for rent. Canoeing and swimming is available at Lake Heritage if the Treatment lake is hippo-free on the desired day.

There are various permanent inhabitants sharing our property including rabbits, mongoose, ducks in our dam, chickens and a wide range of indigenous birdlife.

All guests have access to the swimming pool, braais, the restaurant and our lounge (TVs and DVD library, information centre and book library).

Accommodation is as follows:

Executive Suites

Origins has 6 “executive suites” – large and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. Each is designed differently in terms of size, number of rooms, etc. Each has coffee and tea making facilities, and towels and soaps are supplied. The rooms are named after artists: Claude, Irma, Frida, Pablo, Vincent and Michelangelo. None of our rooms have TVs, guests may make use of the TV lounge.

All of our executive suites have private entrances from outside and are contained within our main building, except for Michelangelo, which adjoins the bunkhouse  in the corner of the property.

Garden Suite – “Leonardo”

There is one garden suite, described as such because it is far from the other buildings in the garden. It is small and basic with en-suite toilet and basin and an outside shower. Coffee and tea making facilities are available, towels and soaps supplied.


We have a campsite area set aside for tents. Low-power electrical connections are available at an additional cost.