An aerial view of The Forum Homini. Photo:

One of the most picturesque places that is hidden in the concrete of Gauteng is Muldersdrift. The area is small but features some of the most creative and equally breathtaking places. 

The Forum Homini is a visually appealing in every way. From the sandstone and rock finishes in the room, the chic and modern decor that is on popping colours placed just right so as to not become overwhelming, to the secluded forest-like feel that surrounds you as you are in the property, it is simply amazing.

It is categorised as a boutique hotel, and has received excellent reviews on travel websites. It was created in 2005, and offers a variety of services such as conferencing and offers wedding venues. For those that want to have a bit of adventure, activities such as interactive cocking sessions, in-room massages, sound therapy and monthly wine tastings at it's on site restaurant Roots.

It is located not too far off from the Cradle of Humankind, so visitors can go over to the cradle on a separate visit. 

Speaking about the thought behind the space, proprietor of Forum Homini Hendrik Marais said it was as a celebration of humankind in the area. 

 "Everything, from the earth-friendly design to the haute cuisine and the selection of art is carefully curated to stimulate a discussion on this human journey that began in Africa,” says Hendrik Marais, proprietor of Forum Homini and the acclaimed roots restaurant. ”….but not with skulls and bones as in a museum, but through living art, architecture, gardens and food – to celebrate humanity and how it evolved”

According to its website the place has 14 rooms (this is including the Presidential, honeymoon and delux suites). They are fully furnished with basic amenities as well.