South African Hotels

Forum Homini Hotel

Letamo Game Estate
Bartlet Road
Kromdraai, Mogale City
South Africa
Hotel Type

The Forum Homini Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel situated in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg within the Gauteng Province of South Africa. 

This beautiful property is located on a private game reserve, Letamo Game Estate, and offers its guests unique accommodation in cave style rooms.

Not only does the hotel offers its guests exclusive and comfortable accommodation, but it also provides conference facilities and the excellent dining in Roots Restaurant which is very popular. While staying at this great getaway retreat visitors enjoy a broad range of activities which are available in the surrounding area.

Due to the historical significance of the hotel's location in the nature reserve of Cradle of Humankind, the rooms pay subtle homage to the area. 

There is a total of 14 unique cave style suites. The suites are made up of Standard Suites, the Honeymoon Suite and the Presidential Suite. The suites all provide guests with comforts such as a gas fireplace, underfloor heating, air-conditioning and heated towel rails. The suites also offer guests free WiFi connectivity and the standard room amenities.


This Restaurant serves all meals including; breakfast, lunch & dinner and is considered a top, fine dining establishment. It offers its visitors gourmet menus as well as food and wine pairing options. The primary influence on the cuisine is traditional African and local dishes.


This Boutique Hotel is near to Johannesburg, and so features three beautiful conference venues which are ideal for formal meetings and get together's.

Conference venues:

  • The Boardroom
  • The Media Center
  • The Forum.

The Boardroom can accommodate a maximum of 16 delegates, the Media Center 25 and the Forum a maximum of 80 delegates. No matter what the conference or function need is, the staff go out of their way to make any event a success. Each of the venues offers WiFi connectivity and standard conference equipment.


The Cradle of Humankind is also called "the place of origin" and became famous for the fossils of humans as old as 4.17 million years is found. It was declared a National Heritage Site in 1999 and offers visitors a window into the past. Guests visiting the reserve will get to see tools and fossils that were used by our ancestors millions of years ago.

Activities Nearby

  • Hot air ballooning
  • Trout fishing
  • Wild cave adventures
  • Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
  • Canopy tours.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating



A tantalising, award-winning fine dining experience located on the grounds of the Forum Homini Boutique Hotel.  Enjoy a six-course dinner or a four-course breakfast or lunch carefully prepared by the renowned chef and his team. The Roots gourmet restaurant at the Forum Homini Hotel is renowned as one of Johannesburg’s top fine dining restaurants. Indulge in delectable dishes inspired by French, African and Asian influences.


  • Top 10 restaurant in South Africa - eat out 2008 & 2009
  • Top 10 fine dining restaurant of the year - dine 2008 wine magazine
  • Platinum award - American Express 2007/2008
  • Le Blazon de la Chaine des Rôtisseurs
  • Platinum tourism grading

Wine Tasting

The wine tasting evenings at the roots restaurant are normally on the first Friday of each month and some months the third Friday. Wine makers present a selection of their superior wines to our guests while the chefs create a course-matched dinner to compliment each wine. These entertaining evenings are spent in the company of passionate wine makers and wine lovers who share a common enthusiasm for food and wine.

The Wine Cellar

The wine cellar stocks some of the top South African wines carefully handpicked to suit the style and concept roots.

Ataraxia Wine Estate
region: Hermanus
winemaker: Kevin Grant

Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate
region: Hermanus
winemaker: Peter Finlayson

Cederberg Wine Estate
region: Cederberg
winemaker: Dawid Niewoudt

Ernie Els Wine Estate
region: Stellenbosch
winemaker: Louis Strydom

Hamilton Russell Wine Estate
region: Hermanus
winemaker: Hannes Storm

Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Estate
region: Hermanus
winemaker: Bartow Eksteen

Oak Valley Wine Estate
region: Elgin
winemaker: Pieter Visser

Rust & Vrede Wine Estate
region: Stellenbosch
winemaker: Coenie Snyman

Saronsberg Wine Estate
region: Tulbach
winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

Springfield Wine Estate
region: Robertson Valley
winemaker: Abrie Bruwer

Waterford Wine Estate
region: Stellenbosch
winemaker: Francois Haasbroek

Weltevrede Wine Estate
region: Robertson Valley
winemaker: Philip Jonker

Visit to the Maropeng Interpretation Centre

The Maropeng Interpretation Center is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years, in an entertaining and educative way. On arrival, visitors see a massive burial mound called the Tumulus, which is the entrance to learning the secrets of our ancestry. The development was based on the theme of discovery. At the entrance to Maropeng seven concrete columns signifying the centre. The marketplace and an amphitheatre are sunken into the ground, and this too is buried. The hi-tech and futuristic architecture of the Tumulus resembles the evolution from stone age to modern age.

Visit the fossil sites

Visitors are offered the rare opportunity to tour some of the world's most important and richest pre-human fossil sites, these include Swartkrans, Kromdraai, Coopers B and Wonder Cave. Private Palaeo Tours visits up to three hominid fossil sites within The Cradle with lectures by research palaeonthologists from the University of Witwatersrand who are always keen to explain and discuss the fossil findings – and to discuss theories and insights about human origins.

Enquire with Palaeo Tours directly:

  • Tel: 011 726 8788
Nearby activities

Hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning incorporating breakfast, a game drive at Rhino and Lion nature reserve. 
contact: 011 793 5782 or 

Brookwood Trout Farm

Trout fishing open 7 days a week
contact: 082 856 2448 or

Cradle Carr Tours

For tours and transport in and around the Cradle of Humankind and Gauteng area
contact: 082 724 1043 or 

Danielsrust Game Farm

For those adventurous enough for quad biking, paint ball, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting or archery
contact: 082 891 8365 or  

Lesedi Cultural Village

The Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural village awaits those willing to participate in an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, steeped in tribal folklore and ancestral traditions.

Maropeng & Sterkfontein caves

  • Official visitor center for The Cradle of Humankind
  • Interactive museum about evolution
  • World famous caves where the mrs ples and little foot fossils were found
  • Contact: 011 668 9000 or

Palaeo Tours

Offer private visits to three hominid fossil sites within The Cradle and palaeontologists are on-hand to discuss the fossil findings

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

  • Game viewing
  • Pay with the cubs in the animal crèche
  • Wondercaves
  • Stargazing
  • Contact: 011 9570109 or

Wild Cave Adventures

Abseiling followed by 1.5 hour cave adventure. All equipment supplied
contact: 011 956 6197 or

Wonder Caves

Cave tour (on Lion and Rhino nature reserve)
contact: 011 957 0106/0109

The Forum

Number of delegates/ seating capacities:

  • School room style 40-50
  • Cocktail 120
  • U-shape style 40
  • Cinema style 80
  • Banquet style 80

Standard conference equipment:

  • WiFi
  • Data projector
  • Drop-down screen
  • TV/DVD/video
  • Flip chart
  • Sound equipment
  • Internet connection
  • Copy/fax services
The Boardroom

Number of delegates:

  • Boardroom style 8-20

Standard conference equipment:

  • WiFi
  • Data projector
  • Drop-down screen
  • DVD/video
  • Flip chart
  • Internet connection
  • Copy/fax services
The Media Centre

Number of delegates / seating capacities:

  • Boardroom style 6-10
  • Cocktail style 25

Standard conference equipment:

  • WiFi
  • Flat screen TV with vga-port
  • DVD/video
  • Flip chart
  • Internet connection
  • Copy/fax services

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Restaurant
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection

Available Rooms

Standard Luxury Suite

# Rooms:

The Forum Homini boasts 12 beautiful suites that blend in to the surrounding environment. The suites are open plan and boast an large and comfortable king size beds. The suites have all been decorated using bright and lively colors, bringing the suites alive. The suites offer guests the following amenities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Under floor heating
  • Heated towel rails
  • Television
  • Selected satellite channels
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

Deluxe Suite

Presidential and Honeymoon Suites

Forum Homini Hotel Specials

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -26.026035

Longitude: 27.766249

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


The Roots Gourmet Restaurant at the Forum Homini Hotel has received prestigious awards and accolades, which include:

  • top 10 restaurants in South Africa
  • top 10 fine dining restaurant of the year - wine magazine
  • platinum award - American Express
  • Le Blazon de la Chaine des Rôtisseurs
  • platinum tourism grading

Additional prizes:

  • Eat out Top 10 restaurant in South Africa for the third year running
  • American Express Platinum fine dining restaurant
  • ROCCI Restaurant Business of the Year - Gold
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