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Forum Homini
Sightseeing places in the surrounding area
  • 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
  • Palaeo 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
  • Hot Air Balloon safaris
Awards which the Forum Homini & roots restaurant have received
  • Eat Out Top 10 Restaurant - 2007/2008
  • The Blazon du Chaine des Rotisseurs
  • Top 10 deluxe restaurant for Dine 2008
  • American Express platinum fine dining award
  • Allistaire Lawrence - Winner of the Young Chef's Regional Competition 2008
  • Loerie award - 2006 - Gold awarded to Forum Homini in the three dimensional architectural category
  • Les Nouvelle 2006 finalist - Unique Spa Concept
  • Tourism Grading Accommodation - 5 star grading 2006/2007
  • Tourism Grading Food & Beverage - platinum grading 2006/2007
  • Tourism Grading Conference centre / MESE - 5 star grading 2007
Access and Transfers Situated in the Cradle of Humankind, northwest of Johannesburg, the Forum Homini is accessible from Johannesburg on the N1 South (Western Bypass). Take the 14th Avenue off ramp and turn right at the traffic lights, passing under the highway and turning right again onto Hendrik Potgieter Road (M47). Follow this road until you get to the R28/N14 Intersection where you will see a Sasol Garage. Continue straight over the traffic lights and the M47 becomes the N14 to Ventersdorp. From here the road is signposted. Travel approximately 6 kilometres and turn right at the Bartlett Road turnoff. Follow the signs to the gate.

If coming from Pretoria side, take the N14 from Pretoria until you get to the R28/N14 Intersection. The Sasol Garage will be in front of you. Turn right continuing on the N14 to Ventersdorp and from here the road is sign posted. Travel approximately 6 kilometres and turn right at the Bartlett Road turnoff. Follow the signs to the gate.

The Forum Homini presents a unique opportunity to explore the cradle of humankind and surrounding highlights within Gauteng in South Africa whilst experiencing opulent luxury. Located in the famous Cradle of Humankind, northwest of Johannesburg , the Forum Homini is easily accessible from Johannesburg on the N1 South.

The Forum Homini five star boutique hotel is situated in a private game reserve, The Cradle of Humankind, which is one of the world's most famous heritage sites. Guests can here 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 luxury suites at the Forum Homini Boutique Hotel are carved into the landscape with beautifully designed roofs covered in African veld. Thea suites are tastefully decorated in rich wood and silken fabrics. The lush king size bed with a voluptuous silk canopy nestled above, creating 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.

Honeymoon Suite:

The honeymoon suite at the Formum Homini 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

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.

All suites at the Forum Homini Boutique Hotel are equipped with:
  • Luxury kingsize 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
Restaurant / Dining

The roots gourmet restaurant at the Forum Homini is renowned as one of Johannesburg's top fine dining restaurants.

Guests are invited to indulge in delicious dishes inspired by French, African and Asian influences. Well designed menus are changed daily and include six-course dinner and four-course lunch gourmet menus also known as a menu degustation. 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 the hotel's wine cellar and are handpicked from a well selected collection of South African wines.

Wine Cellar:

The wine cellar at the Forum Homini Boutique Hotel features 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 wines are carefully selected to suit the style and concept at roots restaurant.

The philosophy at the roots restaurant at the Forum Homini is to establish a partnership with selected wine estates to endeavour and maintain a common passion in wine.

Activities which are available at the Forum Homini
  • Sound therapy
  • Tai chi / Yoga
Group Activities:
  • Interactive cooking sessions
  • Tea Ceremonies
  • Wine & Whiskey tastings (minimum group requirement of 12 people, subject to availability and prior bookings essential)