For my birthday last year in December, my boyfriend whisked me off for a staycation in Maropeng. Maropeng in Sestwana means returning to our place of origins.
We stayed at the beautiful 4 star Maropeng Boutique Hotel which is in walking distance of the Maropeng visitor centre. The Cradle of Humankind is a world heritage site and a definite must see. The Sterkfontein caves are also a close drive from Maropeng and guests receive a 20% discount on tickets for both the caves and the visitor centre.
This Hotel has beautiful views of the Magaliesburg ranges and a lovely infinity pool to cool down and relax on the deck. We also managed to have a picnic on the grounds for my birthday.
A hot air balloon ride with AirVentures Hot Air Ballooning was planned for my birthday but unfortunately due to the wind conditions it had to be cancelled. We rescheduled our flight to Sunday. We arrived at Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa at about 4:20am and we were transported via shuttle to the take off site for our flight. What beautiful views of the landscape and wildlife to experience. After our flight we had a delicious breakfast at the 5 star hotel.
To end off my incredible birthday we had dinner at Roots restaurant located within the Forum Homini Hotel. We were served a six course meal paired with six local wines.
What an amazing and beautiful place to escape to which is not even an hour’s drive from the city.
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