Attractions nearby Dalens Self Catering Accommodation
Within a few kilometres of Dalens Self Catering Accommodation is an incredible selection of activities, with things to do for everyone in your group. A little further away you’ll find Montecasino (20km), Fourways (20km) and Sandton City (30km). With Lanseria International Airport just 4km away, there are Uber vehicles from early in the morning until late at night.
Cradle of Humankind
Scientists believe that the origin of modern-day humans rests here. A World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind offers visitors the chance to view over a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilised remains of ancient animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The vast nature reserve that covers over 3,000 hectares presents a delightful array of plants, animals and bird species; taking a hot air balloon ride (if weather permits) can be an amazing way to view the wildlife.
Situated just 20 minutes from Dalens Self Catering Apartments, the Sterkfontein Caves are world-famous for their fossil finds and are a popular visitor destination. After an extensive facelift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site is now home to a top restaurant, offering easy access to the caves with modern walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where globally acclaimed fossils have been discovered.
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Rustig Hiking Trails
Situated just 52km minutes from Dalens Self Catering Apartments, we suggest Rustig Hiking Trails as the perfect start to your hiking adventure. Rustig offers you magnificent views from the Magaliesburg mountains to enjoy a hike in the Magaliesberg wilderness. The imposing Magaliesberg mountains form a backdrop to Rustig and beckon the hiker to come and explore.
Booking is essential as space is limited for day visitors. Click here for times and admission prices.
De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary’s breeding programme, which began in 1971, has played an important role in the survival of cheetah in South Africa. Besides cheetah, the centre has also successfully bred African Wild Dog, Brown Hyena and Cape Vulture. There are three hour guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the sanctuary is open every day of the week and on public holidays. The sanctuary lies in the foothills of the Magaliesberg, close to Brits and Hartbeespoort Dam, and is just 45km from Lanseria Airport.
The Harties Cableway is the longest mono-cableway in Africa, certainly giving the Table Mountain Cableway a run for its money. The Harties Cableway is the perfect alternative for travellers looking for a relaxed nature trip in Gauteng, offering panoramic views of the beautiful Magaliesberg Mountains. Visitors can also enjoy educational mountain walks or relax in the shopping and dining areas. The KidZone play area offers younger visitors lots of fun.
Fourways Mall is a shopper’s haven, housing everything from antique stores to high-fashion clothing boutiques. The mall also has some great restaurants, hair salons and a movie hall. Located just 17km from Lanseria Airport, the Fourways Mall is one of the best places to kill some time before your flight or to do some last minute gift shopping.
The Wondercave is a pristine World Heritage Site in the midst of the Cradle of Humankind and boasts formations enough to take your breath away. The Wondercave is open from 09h00 until 16h00 on Tue – Fri and 09h00 until 17h00 over weekends and public holidays and the tours leave every hour on the hour! The Wondercave has its own restaurant with a small a-la-carte menu to be enjoyed with breathtaking views of the Cradle of Humankind.
Rhino and Lion Park
The Rhino and Lion Park is situated in the Cradle of Humankind due North of Krugersdorp on the Kromdraai Road, the D540, 45 minutes from both Johannesburg Central & Pretoria.
Lanseria International Airport
Lanseria International Airport is the only privately-owned airport in South Africa and, what was once a grass strip airfield used as an executive airport for corporate travelers, has now become the gateway to amazing African adventures. Hop off the plane, into your rental car and explore these top 10 attractions in and around Lanseria at your own pace
Happy Island is being promoted as one of Africa’s largest Water Parks and it’s only 16min (17km) from Dalens Self Catering Apartments. We’re extremely excited about it opening as it adds yet another incredible attraction to the Cradle of Humankind, Lanseria area, for our guests to explore and enjoy. Click here for directions.