Heritage Swim at Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

Watch heritage swim at Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge. It prepares swimmers for the annual Midmar Mile held every year at Midmar Dam in February.

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

The heritage swim is 1200 meters long and caters for male and female swimmers of all sizes and ages. Today, 21st January 2018, there were 1800 swimmers taking part. The organizers set the swimmers into groups of about 300 swimmers and the winner, a 15 year old boy,  in the main race took just over 14 minutes. Second was his dad!

Main group of swimmers about to start

On  a wonderful highveld day in Gauteng, near the Cradle of Mankind, some 6000 family members and friends, made a day of it in traditional picnic spirit. I heard a few of the swimmers saying “See you at the Mile” , so friendships are made and enjoyed.

Shade was at a premium

Some 20 meters away, there was a small herd of springbok grazing, and one calmly walked up, fearless of the crowd around and enjoyed a good and solid lick on the salt block. They were oblivious to heritage swim goings on.

Springbok enjoying salt lick

There are other game around for all to see. Elegant giraffe to entertain and amuse the children.
“Well as giraffes say, you don’t get no leaves unless you stick your neck out”.  Sid Waddell

Elegant Giraffe

Game lodges not the same without the high spirited Zebra. They make that well known a high-pitched yip or bark. Some people say this unusual call sounds more like it belongs to a wild dog.

Photogenic and high spirited Zebra

There are many activities happening at the Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge all the time. And while the swim was on there were many joggers and cyclists enjoying the safe environment. An absolute win for matching unique traveller needs that do a day or longer stay.

MTB TrailRun Duathlon Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

Plenty of open and inviting countryside to get quality time with family and friends. Go for a safe walk and enjoy the game around.  I heartily endorse getting out there and enjoying our wonderful country. Breathe the fresh air and forget the stresses and strains!

Plenty of open and inviting countryside

Plenty of safe parking! I may seem to be a bit unstructured but plenty of available space for you. Heritage Swim is a win in events in January.

Plenty of safe parking!

On the way out, after heritage swim, there is the Zonki Shebeen. Ideal venue for any special occasion, year end function, birthday party or product launch. Your Guests will be entertained for hours by the interesting decor and paraphernalia only to be found in the Zonki Shebeen

Zonki Shebeen

Ever wondered what happens to old shoes, bicycles and even a forgotten moose head? The answer is simple…they end up at the “Zonki Shebeen”

Ever wondered what happens to old shoes, bicycles?

Near enough to Lanseria Airport for shuttle service

Lanseria Airport for shuttle service

Pretty flowers at entrance to Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge to say goodbye to participants in heritage swim

Pretty Flowers

This is definitely a venue to match unique traveller needs

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