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FORUM HOMINI HOTEL - Cradle of Human Kind - Gauteng

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FORUM HOMINI HOTEL - Cradle of Human Kind - Gauteng FORUM HOMINI HOTEL - Cradle of Human Kind - Gauteng FORUM HOMINI HOTEL - Cradle of Human Kind - Gauteng

   Bedroom Green     Bathroom Gown     Dining Room Roots

In the flow of time an opportunity comes but once. The Forum Homini five star boutique hotel is an experience of inestimable value. It is located in a private game reserve, The Cradle of Humankind, one of the world's most famous heritage sites. Here you can explore the planet of the ages and visit a dozen dolomitic limestone caves – all this just 40 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Luxury Caves - All twelve cave-chic luxury suites are carved into the landscape with beautifully designed roofs covered in African veld. Suites are tastefully decorated in rich wood and silken fabrics. The lush king size bed with a voluptuous silk canopy nestled above, evoking a romantic setting, takes centre stage and guests enter the outdoor double shower through a waterfall of sparkling coloured beads which cascade down over the doorway. The lounge leads onto a sumptuous bath for two, overlooking the bushveld, complimented by a glass encased fireplace and stalactite shapes that light up the suites in a soft haze.

The Honeymoon Suite - The honeymoon suite is the perfect secluded setting for a romantic getaway with silk curtains draping around the spa bath area and a voluptuous canopy nestling above the king size bed. Continue the romantic getaway by dining in-suite sitting at the fireside dining room with its own bird viewing window.

The Presidential Suite - The Presidential suite in addition to standard amenities also features boardroom that can seat up to eight people. Double showers open up onto a private garden area featuring a small splash pool as the centre piece. This suite is ideal for small executive meetings or a romantic evening.

WEDDINGS - Get married in the ultimate of intimate settings: the middle of an untouched wilderness full of indigenous birds, trees and fragrant fauna. With your feet firmly planted on ancient earth – you can seal your vows under the stars of the African night sky.

All suites are equipped with:

  • Luxury king–size beds (twin bed options)
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player/CD player
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bar fridge with basic stock or stocked to guests preference
  • A full bathroom with 'his and hers' hand wash basins
  • Bath with a view onto the open veld / bush
  • Indoor/outdoor double door glass shower
  • Digital safe
  • Custom made gas fireplaces
  • Under floor heating and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Internet connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone lines local and international

All the rooms & indoor facilities are non smoking areas.

Some of the activities available at Forum Homini:

  • Sound therapy
  • Tai chi / Yoga

GROUP ACTIVITIES

  • Interactive cooking sessions
  • Wine tasting

(Minimum group requirement of 12 people, subject to availability and prior bookings essential)

   Cooking Classes

ACTIVITIES– CRADLE OF HUMANKIND - Forum Homini is perfectly situated to offer a multitude of activities and attractions. An itinerary can be organized with our front of house staff prior to your stay or on arrival at the hotel.

Highlights in the surrounding area include:

  • Journey through the evolution of life by exploring the new world-renowned Maropeng Visitor Attraction
  • Sterkfontein caves – where i.e Mrs Ples & Little Foot were found
  • Wonder caves & Wonder caves Observatory for night star gazing
  • Rhino & Lion Nature reserve for game viewings; lion, wild dog & cheetah feedings; live snake displays and an animal crèche
  • FUNTIME TOURS offer private visits to three hominid fossil sites within The Cradle of Humankind and palaeonthologists are on-hand to discuss the fossil findings.
  • Wild Cave adventures offers abseiling and climbing inside the caves
  • Visits to Lesedi Cultural Village for traditional dancing and tours around the villages. Wander through a craft market with hand crafter ware by local residents
  • Ngwenya glass factory
  • Brookwood estate Trout farm
  • Balloon safaris

ROOTS RESTAURANT - THE CONCEPT

Roots gourmet restaurant is renowned as one of Johannesburg’s top fine dining restaurants and a natural extension Forum Homini Boutique Hotel in the Cradle of Humankind.

Indulge in delectable dishes inspired by French, African and Asian influences. Headed by Executive chef Adriaan maree, and his team. Well designed menus change monthly and include five-course breakfast, four-course lunch and six-course dinner gourmet menus. Dishes are prepared with creativity, passion and flair, served with optional course-matched wines to compliment each dish and to satisfy the discerning palate. All wines are available from our cellar and are handpicked from a well selected collection of South African wines. (romantic dinners, Saturday brunches & Sunday lunches are a favourite option.)

Sitting inside roots, or eating al fresco on the sun deck, with views over the dam the roots experience is all about sharing exquisite food and wine in the company of good friends.

 FORUM HOMINI HOTEL - Cradle of Human Kind - Gauteng          dining Room

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING - Roots is setting the trend of “food and wine pairing” in South Africa by serving individually crafted masterpieces with a perfectly course-matched glass of wine.

Our philosophy is that no food should be without an accompanying wine, best explained is to try imagine food and wine having an affair. To any epicurean, wine is a crucial part of any dining experience.

MENU’S - Inspired by our ancestors, food such as marrowbone, game, duck, ostrich, plants and fruit – cooked in experimental cuisine taking guests back to our roots are featured on the menu. Prepared in a modern French style - but often inspired by African and Oriental products - the simple ingredients within every dish allow you to savour the essence of the elements in it.

The menu changes daily, but it is always balanced, and it will give guests the opportunity to try dishes and recipes one might be hesitant to order a’ la carte. The stress of having to decide what to order is replaced by the excitement of new tastes and new flavours – and everyone has the same… making for lively discussions and exchange of opinions!

THE CHEF @ WORK - Imagine hosting a party for friends and being able to create a masterpiece of a menu that “Wows” your friends to unimaginable lengths? Interactive cooking classes are becoming most popular at Roots with one of our chefs assisting guests create recipes of spectacular proportions.

WINE - Wine Cellar - The wine cellar reserves some of the top South African wines such as, Hamilton Russell, Rustenberg and Cederberg as well as an array of well selected wines and champagnes from France, Laurent Perrier being the house champagne at roots. All carefully handpicked to suit the style and concept at roots restaurant.

WINE TASTING - Our wine tasting evenings at roots take place on the first and last Friday of each month (unless otherwise organised with the estate). Wine makers are invited to present a selection of their superior award winning wines to our guests while the roots team creates a course-matched dinner to compliment the wines.

WINE ESTATES - Roots wine cellar reserves some of the top South African wines such as, Hamilton Russel, Rustenberg and Cederberg as well as an array of well selected wines and champagnes from France, Laurent Perrier being the house champagne at roots.

Reservations are essential so as to avoid any disappointment.

Regrettably we do not cater for any children and infants under the age of 12.

The facilities are not child safe as there are many glass features, electric fencing to keep game from coming too close and there are easily accessible dams all around the area, which could be unsafe for children.

Children over 12 years are welcome at full price.

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