Welcome to Bankenveld House, situated amongst the rocky outcrops in Krugersdorp, where your host Elsa Erasmus enjoy sharing their hospitality and making your stay comfortable and memorable. Bankenveld House has panoramic views of the Cradle of Humankind and guests can enjoy the birdlife in the garden, listen to the calls of the Black Backed Jackal during the evenings and even be lucky to view the resident Black Eagle pair (Verreaux Eagles) soaring above or the Vervet Monkeys chattering in the trees.
We commit to always provide our guests with comfortable, clean and luxurious rooms with an extra effort to ensure your privacy. As your hosts we are available for advising on local eat outs, helping you have a ‘braai’ in our boma or on the deck, visiting places of interest, as well as arranging transport for connecting flights. You can expect to experience a peaceful stay whilst also having the convenience of being near the city of Johannesburg. You can come and relax after a busy day.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR STAY AT BANKENVELD HOUSE
Bankenveld House is situated on a 2 hectare holding where we have planted more than 50 indigenous trees in the garden. Bankenveld House is a rustic thatched family home partly constructed from timber from alien invaders in and around the property. By walking, jogging or mountain biking around our property on the neighbouring farm, Laurentia, guests can expect to experience the open grassveld on the one hand and dense riverine vegetation in the valleys and kloofs on the other hand. A large variety of fauna and flaura will be experienced. The local protea , Sugarbush, found in the veld, was chosen as Bankenveld House’s own emblem.
The unique Bankenveld vegetation type, second to fynbos, is a threatened biosphere due to pressure of development, mining and farming. Only a small part in the Gauteng Highveld remains untouched and is under constant pressure to decrease.
We are situated in Krugersdorp near the Cradle of Humankind area and the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. Visits to nearby Sterkfontein caves, Maropeng and the Silverstar Casino and Day Spa can be arranged.
Did you know that the Pratley Putty factory is situated in our town and that we are seriously near Lanseria Airport and the main roads leading to Soweto, Sandton, Pretoria, SunCity, Botswana, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and other provinces in South Africa?