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Heia Safari Ranch

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We've been to Heia (now called Cradle Moon, I think) before and loved it for being in such a gorgeous setting so close to Jozi. Accommodation is perfectly fine (although it lacks privacy, the decor is dated and cheesy and there's no fan or aircon) but the grounds are really quite beautiful. Sadly, it's now under new management and the...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Attempted to have a constructive discussion with Jeremy, the Heia Safari manager about whether I can bring my cooler box and skottel in to feed the 14 folk (incl 8 children, all swimming) we committed breakfast to at yesterdays open water swim day. Like we've done so often when we've come to swim or cycle here over the years. Only...

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1Thank Markus M
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Bitterly disappointed with the new management of Heia Safari. Arrived today for a 1.2km Midmar seeding event which we have done for about 5 years. Had a skottel hoping to feed 14 people (incl 8 children) breakfast. Told we couldn't take it in, new rules are bad enough without being inconsistently applied!

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1Thank Heidi M
Racine, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Our family (mom, dad and four children between ages 7-12) stayed at Heia Safari Ranch our last two days in South Africa. We all had so much fun staying in our own hut. The accommodations were clean with great amenities. The kids (& adults) loved seeing all the wildlife wondering around the property just steps from our porch.

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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

We went to Heia called in advance to book breakfast and a canoe ride. Arrived and we were told they don't have canoes due to the new owners and previous owners fighting. Decided to stay for breakfast the outside pool area was pretty. The service was very poor and slow. Whatever you do don't eat at this place the buffet...

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4Thank vanpldinc1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I have never been this humiliated! We booked s part of a photo group College of Digital Photography) and I paid in advance and had the confirmation sent to their fax as per the booking confirmation. On arrival, the lady at the reception asked me to make a payment, and I obviously said that I paid and the confirmation was...

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2Thank GerardBarnard
Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is close enough to the city that one can commute it yet removed enough that you feel like you are in an oasis of peace and commune with nature. the animals that roam the property are (while wild) calm and gentle and a fun site at various times of day and evening. the grounds are quite attractive and the...

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Pisa, Italia
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

So close to Johannesburg a beautiful place to spend time in the peaceful surroundings of a lake with some wild animals and very well prepared staff. Food quite good. Did not see the rooms, but I think the place needs a revamp as its a little old. Would most definitely suggest it.

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Randburg
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We go to Heia Safari Ranch at least once a month to rejuvenate our bodies minds and souls. This is tranquility at it's best. The Sunday buffet is out of this world and I always eat too much but taking long walks along the heritage dame makes you hungry again for the next serving of desserts. We met the owner,...

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1Thank FredaRandburg
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Staying at Heia is like walking into an episode of "Wild at Heart" (the TV series, not the mad Nic Cage movie). Gazelle, Zebra and Giraffe roam the grounds, and even a troop of monkeys made their way through in the morning. The food seems to come in for a lot of criticism - I would describe it as home...

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  • Restaurant
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Address: P O Box 1387, Muldersdrift 2040, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Muldersdrift
Number of rooms: 50
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“Huts with lake view are nicer....”
dominiquelafourcade, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Each hut is individual with coffee etc. The ones next to the waterfront would afford the best views of the animals at night fall.”
KathleenE22, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rondavels close to the dam have a great view”
JohanW325, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“I would opt for a unit away from the restaurant and closer to the dam”
JoanneT120, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I was in bungalow no.43 and it was amongst the best.”
denisp991, 22 May 2015 | Read review
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