Welcome to the Thatch Café

Bike Park, Restaurant, Venue Hire

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Bike Park

Thatch Café Restaurant

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About the Thatch Café

Conveniently located within 20 minutes’ drive from Krugersdorp and 30 minutes’ drive from Sandton and Centurion, within The Cradle of Humankind lies THE THATCH CAFÉ surrounded by the CRADLE BIKE PARK alongside The RHINO & LION Nature Reserve. The Thatch Café is accessible from the Kromdraai road and includes ablution facilities, a bike shop and a kiosk for refreshments and snacks. 

Our multipurpose Venue caters for a variety of occasions and events. Whether you are celebrating with family or meeting with friends you will be surrounded by open space, breathtaking views, and a variety of wild life in close proximity. The environment offers both a peaceful and exiting place to get away to, for the day. 

Booking is not required for day-to-day visitors, and admission is free!

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday:
8 am to 4 pm

Weekends & Public Holidays:
8 am to 5 pm 

Kitchen Closes:

Ideal For Cyclists

a. The Thatch Café offers ample parking, ablution facilities, a bike shop which can assist with basic repairs as well as kiosk with snacks and refreshments. Cyclists are always welcome. Feel free to stop in whenever your cycling on the Kromdraai road.

Cradle Bike Park

A highly convenient, one stop venue for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Designed according to UCI standards, the tracks are built to offer a smooth exhilarating ride. Keeping the youngest riders in mind as well as old, the tracks assist riders with skill development and bike management.

A variety of tracks are available for riders to use:

  • Starting with Beginner Track’s and Child Road Safety Awareness Track. Weather riders are learning to ride, or have never been in a like environment, all can learn to ride there.
  • Jump and Pump Track, MTB Trail and Professional BMX Track are available for more aspiring riders. 

As riders spend more time improving their ability in the environment, so will their confidence grow and skills improve. 

Rider Rates

Facility Fee (Kids UNDER 12) - R80.00

Facility Fee (Kids OVER 12) - R100.00

Register and Pay at Till Point 

Equipment Hire

Strider Rental* - R120.00
BMX Bike Rental** - R160.00
Helmet Rental - R50.00
Training Fee - R20.00   

*Strider for ages 5 and under
**BMX for ages 5+ 

Basic Repair and maintenance services are available. 

Protective Gear


Protective Clothing like a Long Pant’s, shirt and Gloves are recommended. Gloves, Elbow and Kneepads are best!

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday:
08h00 – 16h00 kitchen closes 15:30

Weekends & Public Holidays:
08h00 – 17h00 kitchen closes 15:30

Cradle Bike Park Gallery

Thatch Café Restaurant

The Thatch Café Restaurant is Licenced and cater’s for all our visitor’s needs. Visitors can look forward to a great breakfast and / or lunch with a separate children’s menu and also includes a barista for a great cup of freshly ground coffee. 

Venue Hire

 A variety of options are available for you to hos you special function or social event with friends and family. Book your Birthday Party, Family Reunion or Christmas Party. 

For a Formal meeting our boardroom is designed to seat up to Twelve delegates around one table. During coffee breaks and lunch, retire to the deck of The Thatch Cafe Restaurant, take in the fresh air and enjoy the peace and tranquility. A variety of catering options are available, with Full day coffee station’s. 

Activities including Interacting with Wild Life, Game Drives or Guided Walks are available by prior arrangement.

The Thatch Café is available for Night Functions Tuesday – Sunday.

Kids Party Venues Booking Enquiry Forms:

To book the Thatch Cafe and any of its venues for none-kids party venues events, please send an e-mail to info@thatchcafe.co.za with your specifications and requirements, or call us on 011 957 0109.

The Nearest Family Experience

The Thatch Café is a great destination to spend quality time with your family. Keep yourself busy and enjoy the wonderful sights and great food and refreshments at the Thatch Café.

Contact Details

Contact Details

+27 (0) 11 957 0109


Map & Location

GPS Co-Ordinates: 25°58’15.4″S 27°47’23.1″E

The Thatch Café is situated right next to the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve. Follow the link below to view directions on how to reach us.

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