Letamo Game Farm
We go to nature to be soothed, healed and to have our sense put in order
Letamo Game Farm truly offers the best of both worlds – living in the bushveld, yet still enjoying the convenience and proximity of city life.
The farm is located in Kromdraai Road, Mogale City, Gauteng, in the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, The Cradle of Humankind.
The farm offers an exceptional bushveld lifestyle experience, and is a convenient:
- 9 minute drive to Cradlestone Mall, Silverstar Casino, and Netcare Pinehaven Hospital
- 24 minute drive to Lanseria Airport
- 30 minute drive to Magaliesburg
- 40 – 45 minute drive to Johannesburg and surrounds.
- 50 minute drive to Hartbeespoort
Letamo is also close to many schools, and home to the prestige Forum Homini Boutique Hotel, the popular Roots restaurant, and the stunning Black Bark Guest Lodge.
Click below to download the layout of Letamo Game Farm, and the Letamo Book of Rules.
- Large open spaces (you hardly hear or see your neighbour/s)
- A wealth of natural resources (water sources, game, birdlife, open vistas)
- An abundance of natural space (greenbelts)
- A rich outdoor lifestyle (cycling, trail-running, hiking, fishing, bush braais)
- The opportunity to own / rent property on a unique game farm
- An abundance of peace and tranquillity (no bustling traffic or alarms sounding at night)
- A variety of animal species (waterbuck, gemsbok, zebra, blesbok, eland) that roam right past your home and/or fence daily
Things to do in Letamo
As there are no dangerous predators on the farm, residents can wander around freely. The farm has two hippos – but they only roam at night. And although no resident has ever been harmed by one, the farm doesn’t allow people to walk around on the farm after sunset or before sunrise.
Letamo is also situated in the ‘Cradle Loop’, also known as the ‘Kromdraai Loop’, which is a popular route (with 2m bike lanes) that is enjoyed by mountain bike enthusiasts from Gauteng and beyond.
Things to do in The Cradle
About the Cradle
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS) stretches from Lanseria to Oaktree, Hekpoort, and Broederstroom, and also extends from Gauteng into the North West Province.
This area was declared a heritage site in 1999, in recognition of the discovery of extraordinary fossils of our early human ancestors.
The vast Cradle area offers over 400 experiences that range from accommodation to adrenaline-pumping action, venues for meetings, conferences, and weddings, arts and crafts experiences, restaurants and pubs, and wildlife and township experiences.
Cradle things close to Letamo
Letamo is very well positioned, and is a 3 – 21 minutes’ drive from the following things to do in the Cradle:
Bushwackers Pub & Venue
For Goodness Sake
Molitva Orthodox Mediterranean
Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom
Then there was Fire (Nirox Park)
Roots Restaurant (at Forum Homini)
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
Air Ventures hot air ballooning
Bungee Jumping Mogale
Brookwood trout farm
Bergsig trout farm
Cradle bike park
Ground Zero Adventures Lanseria (adventure sports)
Sable hiking, accommodation, and 4x4 trails
Wild Cave Adventures (adventure sports)
Bushwillow Tented Camp
Black Bark Guest Lodge
Crystal Rose Lodge & Spa
Glenburn Lodge & Spa
Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa
Makiti Wedding and Conference Centre
Maropeng Boutique Hotel
Misty Hills Country Hotel
Mount Savannah Game Lodge
Spa in the Country
Sterkfontein Heritage Lodge
Forum Homini Hotel
To access the vast number of other activities offered by the Cradle of Humankind, visit www.cradleofhumankind.net
Letamo Game Farm was established in 1998, and its residential development started in July 2001. The developers’ vision at that time was that anyone with a passion for South Africa’s bushveld, wildlife, and nature should be able to live on a game farm. More specifically, the farm’s closeness to Johannesburg allowed the developers to position the farm’s offering as “work in town / the city, but live on a game farm”.
The incredible boom in developments over the last 15+ years means that the farm is now a mere nine minutes from Cradlestone Mall; it is close to a number of schools; it is 10 minutes from Silverstar Casino, and only eight minutes from Netcare Pinehaven Hospital.
In a recent update on the continued expansion of the planned Gautrain routes, a line has been proposed from Lanseria, through the Cradle, Cosmo, and Randburg, and ending in Sandton. However, the farm’s location in the Cradle means that not much more development may take place immediately around the farm, and so it is likely that in the future the farm will be a tranquil haven in the midst of other urban developments.