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The Pavilion is situated on a working farm in the Cradle of Humankind, one of the most, one of the most important natural heritage sites in the world, and is “the closest you can get to living in nature without being exposed to the elements”. The Cradle of Humankind is 47,000 hectares of rural landscape, 45 minutes from Johannesburg, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site on account of its extraordinary palaeontological treasures and natural landscape.

The architect decided to use glass and steel for the 60 square metre glass box to facilitate an even more intimate relationship with the scenery. The house has been kept to basics and the simplicity and elegance along with the “openness” of the space make for a welcomed retreat. “The compact glass structure makes for an unobtrusive addition to the landscape with its seemingly invisible walls which we refer to as a ‘glass curtain’, as many of them are sliding doors that can be pulled aside.

Enjoy drinks on the rooftop verandah and watch the sunset over the landscape on hot summer evenings or stay downstairs and have a cup of Gluehwein (or a glass of red wine) in the ‘white box’, which features a fireplace deep inside, during winter months to keep warm.



  • 1 x Bathroom
  • 1 x Bedroom (king)
  • BBQ (Weber)
  • Charcoal
  • Cleaning products
  • Condiments provided (balsamic vinegar)
  • Condiments provided (filter coffee for espresso)
  • Condiments provided (olive oil)
  • Condiments provided (pepper)
  • Condiments provided (salt)
  • Condiments provided (small milk)
  • Condiments provided (sugar)
  • Condiments provided (tea)
  • Espresso (stove top)
  • firelighters & wood provided
  • Fireplace (wood provided)
  • Fridge
  • Kettle (stove top)
  • No DVD
  • No oven
  • No TV
  • No water-skiing
  • Pizza oven
  • Stove (electric) 2 plate
  • Toaster


Sleeps 2


No Pets allowed

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Based on 9 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at The Pavilion.


Guest reviews

  • Guest

    We have nothing to say.We want to keep this a secret. It is a perfect hideaway.

  • Guest

    Our stay at Pavilion was magical and just as memorable as our last outing. We adore the space, the quiet and adventuring in the gardens. It was our first visit to the restaurant, which was delicious!

  • Guest

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at the Pavilion. It is a beautiful place and we really enjoyed our stay. Please also thank Mehluli for his great work.

  • Guest

    We had a wonderful stay at Pavilion! The place exceeded our expectations. It’s exquisite. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday weekend!

  • Guest

    I had an absolutely fabulous stay at The Pavilion - this place is truly magical!!!

  • Guest

    The Pavillion was incredible! We had such a special weekend in such a beautiful location

  • Guest

    Our stay at The Pavilion was wonderful and we really enjoyed it very much. It is truly a gem. So secluded and well designed

  • Guest

    Everything was lovely. Mehluli met us at the house and it was seamless checking in. Thank you for all your help!

  • Guest

    We had a great experience, thank you

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R4 230

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Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.