Forum Homini – the perfect Gauteng getaway

Forum Homini emerges from the earth almost as imperceptibly as the surrounding hills. Located in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, the hotel takes its inspiration from the surrounding nature and the ancient history of the area. Here, you will find open spaces, art and five star hospitality.

The buildings blend into the surrounding landscape

The buildings blend into the surrounding landscape

The 14 suites are described as “cave chic”, and while I can certainly agree with the “chic” there was nothing cave-like about our accommodation. Well, apart from possibly the funky stalactite lamps! I have, at least, never encountered a cave with a large four-poster bed and bathroom with views of the sky. Oh, and a luxurious bath in the middle of the room!

A rather comfortable cave

A rather comfortable cave

I love the transparent ceiling in the shower

I love the transparent ceiling in the shower

Note the cool stalactite lamps and the luxurious bath

Note the cool stalactite lamps and the luxurious bath

If you grow tired of your fabulous cave, you can always take a little stroll around the grounds. But apparently there is a resident hippo in the nearby dam, so don’t stray too far. Better to just soak up the wonderful sunset, and then head to the bar.

One of the beautiful pieces of art at Forum Homini (to read more about this sculpture, go to my previous blog The Sum of Us)

One of the beautiful pieces of art at Forum Homini (to read more about this sculpture, go to my previous blog The Sum of Us)

 

View from the bar

View from the bar

Dinner is a six-course affair that I will need a separate blog to tell you all about. Watch this space! But on the subject of food (one of my favourite subjects), I must tell you about the best-kept secret of Forum Homini: their breakfast! Have you ever head of a 5-course fine dining breakfast? Me neither, until I stayed at Forum Homini! It was hands down the highlight of my stay. This is the Bentley of hotel breakfasts:

Breakfast menu

Breakfast menu

My kind of start to the day

My kind of start to the day

Proving that porridge can be anything but boring

Proving that porridge can be all but boring

Taking breakfast to a whole new level

Taking breakfast to a whole new level

Egg & bacon Forum Homini style

Not your average fry-up

Forum Homini is perfect for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, or as an oasis while exploring the many attractions in the Cradle of Humankind (including real caves). Watch out for my upcoming blog about Roots restaurant that will be one of the highlights of your stay, or a destination in its own right.

My stay was courtesy of Forum Homini but, as always, I maintain full editorial control of the content published on this site.

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