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Local Culinary Experiences


Establishment Description

Forum Homini means: A place where people talk about… people, art, culture, food, wine and many more.
The vision for Forum Homini was to make the dramatic story of the development of humans accessible, interesting and fun – a place where talking to each other is stimulated by the environment.
Forum Homini is situated on the Letamo Game Estate where the variety of natural occurring habitats such as savannah, acacia bushveld, wetlands and koppies, cater for a large variety of game that inhabit the estate. These include Kudus, Hippos, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Impala, Springbuck and zebras, all roaming freely. In addition, more than 200 species of birds have been spotted on the Estate.

The hotel was designed to blend into the environment, making landscaping very important. Small walkways, grass covering the roofs and the use of more than 140 endemic plants to the area create a unique and natural effect.

“Come dine, relax in luxury near nature and be delighted by the story of our evolution at the very spot where we started!" says owner, Hendrik Marais.


Exuberant cave chic suites provide creature comforts in unrivalled luxury.

Area activities

Additional charges for these activities.
The cooking demo;
All participants will do the same recipes, 2 per station with a prior demonstration step by step at the chef’s station. The menu will consist of 2 recipes. Each station will be pre-set with all ingredients already portioned as per the recipe. Each group/station will have a set of recipes. Both will perform together showing team work. Groups will be formed at the chef’s discretion and not participant wishes to encourage participants to work with people they wouldn’t necessarily have worked with out of choice.

The sound journey is a musical experience where the participants are made comfortable with pillows and blankets.  
It invokes a state of relaxation and a gentle meditative state of mind.  An excellent and unusual way of de-stressing and getting us all out of our usual day to day “headspace”.  You will come out refreshed, clear and re-connected to yourself.

Check in times

Check In:
Check-in time is from 14h00

Check out:
Check-out time is at 10h00


Children Policy

To ensure that all of our guests have a serene and pleasurable experience in this open and natural setting, we require that our visitors and guests are older than 12 years in age.  We thank you for your understanding and would like to advise that this includes infants of all ages. We look forward to welcoming you at Forum Homini and roots restaurant.

Deposit Terms

50% deposit in order to guarantee your reservation with full payment 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.

Cancellation Terms

48 hours in advance – no cancellation fee, any cancellation thereafter is 100% cancellation charge

Travel Insurance

We suggest that guests are covered by travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.

Room Types & Descriptions

12 x Standard Luxury Suites,
•    Double indoor & outdoor shower
•    Oval bath in lounge.
 1 x Honeymoon Suite,
•    Luxurious spa bath
•    Double indoor & outdoor shower
•    Private dining area for two.
 1 x Presidential Suite
•    Ideal for executive stay overs or special occasions
•    Double indoor & outdoor showers
•    Luxurious spa bath
•    Dining room table seats 8 people
•    Private garden with splash pool


Fine dining cuisine
• Dishes inspired by African & Oriental cuisine
• Light & simple ingredients
• Exciting tastes & flavours with every dish
• Set menus
• No stress of what to order
• Course matched wine teasers
• Wine selection from top SA wine estates
• Most dietaries are catered for

Food Philosophy

His cooking philosophy is light and simple. As long as it is “lekker” food he likes it. He prefers working with an idea, incorporating flavours and tastes rather than with a recipe. “Warm food must be warm and well seasoned, then you can’t go wrong.”

Chef's Profile

Forum Homini Chef“Executive chef breaks ground at roots”
Adriaan Maree joined the roots team as the executive chef and brings along with him, a wealth of experience he has gained over the past 10 years. Highlights in his career include, working in London at 2 star Michelin restaurant Claude Bosi, and locally, he worked at Hibiscus and also spent two years at Rust and Vrede.
 Adriaan is introducing new, monthly rotational menus at roots and is keen about the challenge ahead. Use of seasonal products on these menus and only using the best products available at the market is what he will bring into the development of dishes.  He enjoys using local products,  including Springbok off the game estate where Roots is situated.

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Self Drive Options

Self-Drive Directions:
OR Tambo International Airport : +-75 min
•    Take R24 towards N3
•    At Gillooly`s intersection take N3 towards Pretoria
•    Keep straight on N3 until it becomes N1 South (Roodepoort)
•    Follow N1 South take William Nicol (R511) right
•    Continue for 13km and turn left into N14/R28 highway
•    Travel 26km`s to intersection at Sasol Garage on opposite corner
•    Turn right onto N14 Ventersdorp for 7.8km
•    Right onto Kromdraai road
•    Follow for 1.2km and then right into Letamo Wildlife Estate
From Sandton City: +- 40 min
•    Take William Nicol (R511) towards N1
•    From N1 intersection continue 13km and turn left onto N14/R28
•    Travel 26km to intersection at Sasol garage on opposite corner
•    Turn right onto N14 Ventersdorp for 7.8km
•    Right onto Kromdraai road
•    Follow for 1.2km and then right into Letamo Wildlife Estate
From Pretoria: +- 60 min
•    Take R28 South from Pretoria CBD or
•    Take N1 South from Pretoria East; then
•    Take R28 Roodepoort at N1/ R28(N14) split
•    Continue for 42km to intersection at Sasol garage on opposite corner
•    Turn right onto N14 Ventersdorp for 7.8km
•    Right onto Kromdraai road
•    Follow for 1.2km and then right into Letamo Wildlife Estate
From Lanseria Airport: +-15 min
•    From the airport turn left onto the R512 (direction JHB) for 4km
•    Turn right onto the N14/R28
•    Travel 13km to intersection at Sasol Garage on opposite corner
•    Turn Right onto N14 Ventersdorp for 7.8km
•    Right onto Kromdraai road
•    Follow for 1.2km and then right into Letamo Wildlife Estate

GPS Coordinates:
S 026º 01.564` E 027º 45.989` / Latitude -26.026035 Longitude 27.766248

Nearest Airport

OR Thambo International

Lanseria Airport

Transfer Options

Helicopter facilities:
Permission to drop and go at a neighbouring property. Transfers can be arranged by hotel
Coordinates for helicopter drop off only: S 26 02.516 E 27 47.735

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