Places to Visit in Muldersdrift

Posted on 28 November 2023 By Akholiwe Nywebeni

If you’ve never enjoyed or experienced Muldersdrift, brace yourself for a whirlwind of outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, and much more. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or seeking a tranquil escape, Muldersdrift has something special for everyone. So, pack your bags and journey to discover the top 15 things to do in this exciting place.

1. Ngwenya Glass Village

Ngwenya Glass Village

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Just a short drive from the bustling heart of Johannesburg and Pretoria, families and travelers will find a charming escape at the Ngwenya Glass Village in Muldersdrift. About 30 minutes from Johannesburg and an hour from OR Tambo International Airport, this quaint village offers a serene country vibe where life’s simple pleasures are savored.

The village’s crown jewel is the Glass Shop, showcasing stunning, eco-friendly glassware crafted from recycled glass sourced from the esteemed Ngwenya Glass in Swaziland. Beyond these dazzling creations, Ngwenya Glass Village brims with a variety of shops offering everything from unique African souvenirs and wire crafts to ceramics, fashionable clothing, beadwork, jewelry, and honey products. The deli, too, tempts with its array of delicious treats.

Families will particularly enjoy the Ensky Studio, where kids and adults alike can engage in sand art and candle dipping. For a dose of adrenaline, the go-karts offer high-speed fun on tracks tailored for both juniors and seniors. The senior karts, equipped with 200cc engines and wide tires, promise an exhilarating drift and race experience on a 200-meter track. Meanwhile, the junior karts, designed with 50cc engines for smaller children, offer a delightful ride on the scenic “Round the Mountain” track.

Address: Krugersdorp Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp, 1747

2. Mzansi Happy Island Theme Park

Picture: Happy Island Gallery

Nestled in the heart of Westrand, only 6km from the N14 Freeway, Happy Island Waterworld emerges as a premier wedding and function venue, located at 107 Lake View Drive, Muldersdrift, just off Beyers Naude. While the park has seen brighter days and could benefit from some maintenance and a new coat of paint, it still offers a good experience for its visitors. With an entrance fee of 250, improvements like additional shaded areas and better lawn care could enhance the overall enjoyment. Caution is advised on hot days, as some of the slide plastics can get quite warm.

Known as Jozi’s Best Water Island Park, Mzansi Theme Park, formerly Happy Island Water World, is a haven for family fun with a variety of thrilling slides, pools, and dining options. The park prides itself on affordability, offering tickets online or on-site, and ensuring a safe, family-friendly environment. Guests can enjoy a range of local restaurants within the park, complementing their day of leisure and excitement.


Address: 106 Lake View Dr, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp, 2000

Contact: 010 600 3333

3. Bergsig Trout Farm

Bergsig Trout Farm, situated along the Crocodile River and adjacent to the majestic mountains, offers a serene escape for families and their pets. The farm’s river stretches a kilometer, providing a scenic backdrop for picnics and outdoor activities. Guests are encouraged to use braais responsibly, with designated areas set up for cooking and enjoyment, ensuring the preservation of the farm’s natural beauty.

The farm’s appeal lies in its rich aquatic life, with three smaller dams and the river populated with various fish species like Bass, Carp, Tilapia, Trout, Barbel, and Yellowfish. It’s an angler’s paradise, offering a tranquil fishing experience and a chance for families to bond in nature. Beyond fishing, the farm caters to a range of interests, including riverfront picnics, camping, and hiking, making it versatile for different types of gatherings and events, including weddings in its picturesque setting.

Bergsig maintains high standards of cleanliness and convenience for its visitors. The facilities include well-kept bathrooms with hot and cold showers, and campsites equipped with essential amenities like power points. The on-site shop supplies fishing equipment, bait, snacks, drinks, and firewood. For carp fishing enthusiasts, Bergsig stands out as an ideal destination near Johannesburg, combining the thrill of the sport with the comfort of camping facilities. The farm’s stunning landscape and diverse activities make it a memorable destination for all.


Address: Kromdraai Rd, Krugersdorp, 1747

Contact: 083 447 1617

4. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

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Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge, a serene sanctuary nestled among picturesque lakes and verdant forests. This enchanting lodge offers an array of family-friendly activities, from invigorating hikes and biking trails to leisurely swims in its pristine pool, ensuring a memorable experience for all ages. The highlight for many is the stunning waterfall, a natural spectacle within the lodge’s grounds.

The lodge caters to both overnight guests and day visitors, with an entrance fee granting access to its numerous amenities. Each activity, including the popular game drives showcasing local wildlife, is available for separate fees, offering a customizable experience tailored to each visitor’s interests. For hikers, the trails are not only easy to navigate but also offer encounters with wild buck, zebras, and other animals in their natural habitat, set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery.

Cradle Moon’s restaurant is a highlight in itself, serving fresh, delicious meals in a lively atmosphere enhanced by live jazz music. The pizza, especially the Popeye pizza, is a guest favorite. The venue’s cleanliness and maintenance are impeccable, creating a welcoming environment for all. Whether it’s for a day visit or an extended stay, Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge provides a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and culinary delight, set within the beautiful landscape of the South African wilderness.

Opening times: Monday – Sunday, 6:30 am – 9:00 pm

Address: Plot 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift

Contact: 087 110 1231

5. Carnivore Restaurant

Delight in an unparalleled culinary adventure at the Carnivore Restaurant, a jewel nestled within the Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa. Celebrating over three decades of excellence, the Carnivore is not just a restaurant but an institution, renowned for offering Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience. This acclaimed dining destination is part of the Recreation Africa Group and a proud franchise of the legendary Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya.

Renowned for its ‘all you can eat’ concept, the Carnivore Johannesburg indulges guests with an array of succulent game and traditional meats, coupled with a diverse selection of renowned South African wines to enhance the flavors of each dish. This unique dining concept has captivated thousands of local and international guests over the years, cementing its reputation as a must-visit gastronomic haven.

The Carnivore is more than just a restaurant; it’s a versatile venue capable of accommodating up to 500 diners, making it an ideal choice for various events, from local gatherings and tourist groups to corporate events, weddings, and grand banquets. Its prestigious accolades, including Best Traditional Restaurant and Best Restaurant to Take Tourists To, are a testament to its unwavering commitment to culinary excellence and cultural authenticity. At Carnivore, every meal is an event, a celebration of the rich flavors and vibrant spirit of Africa.

Address: 69 Drift Blvd, Estate, Muldersdrift, 1747

Contact: 011 950 6000

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