Wedding Venues

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Your Wedding day is a day to remember. We know that the arrangements and planning can be stressful, but we are here to make this day the perfect day you dream of.   Our experienced and professional personnel are committed to excellent service and to make sure you enjoy a stress free day.

General Information

Situated between Pretoria & Johannesburg, Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is a rustic and peaceful venue in the tranquil African Bush. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge and other portions of land surrounding Lake Heritage is part of a conservancy development called the Cradle Moon Conservancy.  This exciting project involves the dropping of fences between properties and the introduction of various wild animals. Our Venue provides a  perfect natural setting for beautiful wedding photographs.


Ceremony Venue

Lake Heritage is a lovely setting for an outdoor ceremony.  Say “I do”  with  Lake Heritage and the Zwartkop Mountains  as  the back drop.

Kindly note that the outdoor venue is weather dependent. We can not guarantee a back up venue in the event of rain until the day of the wedding. Should the weather be unpleasant on the day and we do not have a back up venue available, the Ceremony will be moved to the reception venue.



Cradle Moon offers a 100 seater chapel with panoramic views of the lake and Zwarkops mountain. Various seating layouts can be prepared to fit your needs. 


Reception Venues

Kudu Room – a unique shaped room with an African ambience ideal for smaller intimate weddings. 

With a dancefloor  up to 40 guests

Without a dancefoor up to 60 guests


Springbok Room - is a very cosy and private room for small wedding receptions

With a dancefloor up to 30 guests

Without a dancefloor up to 40 guests


Gemsbok Room 

With a dancefloor  up to 60 Guests

With out a dancfloor  upto 80 Guests


Impala Room

Without a Dancefloor 20 – 30 guests


Outdoor venue

A Nomadic tent is available for outdoor functions to a max 120 Guests

More info on Nomadic Tent


Extra costs
Conservancy Fee:  R50.00 will be charged for every guest older than 4 years.  This will be added to your wedding invoice. Guests will be issued a gate exit ticket n order to exit the gate.


Wine & champagne on the tables:  You are welcome to choose from our wine list.

Bar arrangements: Cradle Moon lakeside Game lodge has a fully lisenced bar , you can arrange to have a cash bar or a master account.  Should you choose to have a master account we will require a limit that will be added to your invoice.

Use of the Game drive vehicle during photoshoot:  Our Guide will transport the Bride and Groom into the reserve for a One hour couple photoshoot in the veld at R 1500.00

Guest Accommodation/Game Drives/Boat Cruise


Staff Gratuity: 10% of the Food amount will be added to your invoice.


After Hour rates: Should your reception continue after midnight an after hour rate of R 1500.00 per hour or part thereoff will be charged to the main invoice.

Other arrangements: We have a list of service providers that will gladly assist you with everything needed, from decor, flowers and Music, a wedding cake to Hair and make up.  Note that we do however not guarantee the work of any of the suppliers and we advise that you deal directly with them.

At an additional charge Cradle Moon can assist with the arrangement of the above.

Wedding Terms & Conditions



Bookings are subject to availability. To make a booking we require written confirmation as well as signed Terms & Conditions.


Deposits & Payments:

R 3000.00 Non – Refundable Deposit is required immediately to secure the date and the Venue.

50% of the Total invoice is payable within a Month of the booking.

Full payment of the invoice will be required no later than two weeks before the wedding.

Any extra costs incurred during the wedding must be settled before departure.


Cancellation Policy:

In the event of a cancellation the following will apply:  

  • Cancellations  Must be done in writing to Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge.

  • 3 Or More Months Before the wedding.  The R 3000.00 deposit will be forfeited.

  • 2 Months Before the wedding – a cancellation fee of 50% of the amount reflected on the pro-forma invoice will be charged.

  • 1 Month or Less Before the wedding- full payment will be required.


Conservancy Fee:

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge forms part of the Cradle Moon Conservancy.  As necessary in all conservancies a conservancy Fee of R50.00 per person older than 4 years will be charged.


Check in & Check out procedures:

Check in:

  • Guests can check in to the Bungalows from 15h00 . Unfortunately NO EARLY check in can be promised

  • Identification will be required upon Check in ( ID Document, Drivers Lisence Or Passport)

  • Guests will be required to bring confirmation of their Booking as well as proof of payment for check in

  • Full payment of Accommodation will be required at Check – in .

Check Out:

  • Guests will only be able to exit the Cradle Moon Gate with a Gate exit Pass.

  • This must be collected at our Reception

  • The Gate Exit pass will only be issued once all outstanding fees on the room account has been paid and the keys handed in.



Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge does not accept any responsibility for any decor or any of the suppliers equipment. 

suppliers, are required to bring own extension cords, twin plugs or any other equipment needed.