Situated in Muldersdrift, on the wedding mile and close to the Cradle of Humankind, Hartley Manor offers supurb tranquil accommodation overlooking the Magalies mountains. Close to Honeydew, Lanseria, Fourways and Krugersdorp, we offer ideal accommodation for wedding guests and conference delegates. Accommodation is spacious, comfortable and well priced. All rooms have en suite bathrooms.
In Room Facilities:
Bed and Breakfast Units: Bed & Breakfast unit with ensuite private entrance, bathroom, tea/coffee facilities
Cottages: Self Catering Cottage with two double bedrooms both have ensuite bathrooms. Cottage has fully fitted kitchen, lounge/dining area and separate toilet. Serviced.
Muldersdrift is surrounded by small farms and smallholdings and has become a center for a great number of home craft industries and artists. Muldersdrift has historical significance as Dr Jameson was caught and arrested here as a prisoner of war shortly after the attempted Jameson Raid on Johannesburg.
The Cradle of Humankind lies mainly in the Gauteng province with only a small part extending into the neighboring North-West province. The site comprises a strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossillised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The biggest and best-known of the caves is Sterkfontein, where over 500 hominid fossils and over 9 000 stone tools have been found.
At least seven of the twelve sites at The Cradle of Humankind have yielded hominid remains. In fact, together these cave sites have produced over 850 hominid fossil remains, so that to date they represent one of the world's richest concentrations of fossil hominid bearing sites.The scientific value of this area lies in the fact that these sites provide us with a window into the past, to a time when our earliest ancestors were evolving and changing. Scientists have long accepted that all humans had their origins in Africa.
The area was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. Although it is on privately owned land, any finds belong to the world, and the area is strictly controlled and protected.
Braai is available for self catering cottages.
Just north of Muldersdrift are the Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng and the Cradle of Mankind, which has been proclaimed a world heritage for its the anthropological discoveries. The Lion and Rhino Sanctuary is also within close proximity where visitors can see many different species of wild life including a number of prides of lion in a central fenced area.
Other popular attractions in Muldersdrift include Bella Vallata 4x4 Playground, a 5 km off road track specifically built to contain every type of obstacle likely to be encountered by a 4x4. This 4x4 track is a must for 4x4 owners and braai facilities are available.