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cavern logoThe Cavern Resort & Spa has been introducing overseas and South African visitors to the joys of mountain holidays for many years. The Cavern, named after the “Cannibal Cavern”, is situated on a private mountain reserve adjacent to the Amphitheatre World Heritage Site.

This stunning resort has won numerous accolades over the years. Honeymoon suites, superior suites and standard accommodation are available with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, indigenous forests and mountains. Honeymoon suites are complete with four-poster beds and fireplaces for cool evenings. The Forest Spa, set high up in the indigenous forest, is a relaxing space to unwind in whilst being treated by our therapists.

The Cavern is home to numerous Bushman paintings, over 200 species of birds, 150 species of trees and wildlife including leopard and eland. The resort offers daily guided hikes to bushman paintings and rock carvings. For the more energetic, walks are organised to the Tugela Gorge and to the top of the Amphitheatre. An extensive range of recreational facilities, from guided walks, horse rides and trout fishing are available on the reserve while mountain bike trails are at the nearby adventure centre.

 

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Dining

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Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

District Road D119
Bergville, 3350

Postal Address:

Private Bag X1626
Bergville
3350

 

 

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ALPINE HEATH RESORTAlpine Heath Resort offers superb accommodation, cuisine and excellent conference and wedding facilities. There really is something for everyone at Alpine Heath Resort.  For the younger & more relaxed guests there is a variety of children’s entertainment, a daily adult activity programme and an onsite Spa to help you recharge for the week ahead.

Nestled in the heart of Drakensberg, Alpine Heath Resort is an ideal spot from which to discover the Drakensberg. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the area has to offer.

First-rate hotel services and facilities that define the AHA experience await you at the Alpine Heath Resort. A selection of top-class facilities such as bicycle rental, conference and meeting rooms, facilities for the disabled, laundry service/dry cleaning and a poolside bar can be enjoyed at the resort.

The ambience of Alpine Heath Resort is reflected in every guestroom. satellite/cable TV, separate shower and tub, television LCD/plasma screen, coffee/tea maker, television are just some of the facilities at your disposal.

Besides the resorts's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever the reason for your visit, Alpine Heath Resort is an excellent choice for your stay in the Drakensberg.

 

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Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is situated on a plateau in the Northern Drakensberg, overlooking the majestic Amphitheatre and with a clear view from the Central Berg area to the Malutis in the distance. Many have said that these spectacular views are unsurpassed.

This is a place to relax, unwind and take stock.

A place to rejuvenate. A place to regain peace.

Home-style cooking, hiking trails, crystal clear mountain pools, and “San” rock art, wild horses on the ridge, snow in the winter, cosy fireplaces and pleasant company is what makes it an ideal retreat for all.

“Vergezient”, is a charming lodge, gracefully furnished with cosy corners, numerous fireplaces, comfortable bedrooms and sunny flower filled conservatories, lounges and an indoor pool. This venue can accommodate 25 guests.

“Zonderntwyfel”, the original barnhouse converted to great-value-for-money self-catering accommodation has facilities which include a wing of en-suite bedrooms, four additional dormitory style rooms, lounge with a large open fireplace, an open plan kitchen and spacious dining room with a wood burning stove, an indoor pool and a large functions room ideal for small group activities, family functions, weddings, workshops and retreat groups. This facility can also accommodate 25 guests.

Just a mere three and a half hours and equidistant away from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein, but a million years from the Rat Race.

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat offers comfortable and affordable Country Style hospitality.

 

Rooms

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Dining

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Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

Scheepershoek Farm
Retief Pass Road
Bergville
Kwa-Zulu Natal
3350

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 853
Harrismith 9880 

 

 

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Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of South Africa's premier resort hotels.

Just 250 kilometers from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg, the famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible to its many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad.

Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the van der Riet family has succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money.

In addition the hotel offers a unique conference centre, seating up to 200 delegates, a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venues and honeymoon suites ideal for that country style wedding and/or honeymoon.

Whether your aim is a relaxed family holiday, conference or a romantic mountain getaway, the hospitable staff and management look forward to welcoming all guests to an unforgettable Drakensberg experience.

Excellent conferencing venues available for corporate gatherings or even private functions. Our chef will be delighted to customise your menus to your chosen theme. Accommodation is rustic with rich wooden finishes that compliment the resort's wooded surrounds.

Phone: +27 36 468 1000

Fax: +27 36 468 1224

drakensbergsun.reservations@tsogosun.com

GPS: 29º0'27.18'' S 29º25'23.98'' E

www.tsogosunhotels.com

montusi logoMontusi Mountain Lodge offers a different “berg getaway”. It is smaller and more intimate than the standard Berg Resort. It offers that rare combination of Space, Comfort and Peace with a breath-taking view over the foothills and plains of the Little Berg up to the spectacular cliffs of the 3000-meter high escarpment. It is owner-run by the third generation of the Carte family who settled in this valley in the 1940s. Generational experience has evolved into a fierce passion for the area for sharing of the beauty of this natural environment with all who visit.

Situated on a 1000 hectare conservation estate, the lodge offers unlimited space for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and horse riding.

The lodge complex is spacious and the suites are free-standing units within carefully designed indigenous gardens. Right from the private patio of every suite, guests can enjoy bird watching, while soaking in the magnificence of the ever-changing light and shadow playing on the face of the Amphitheatre wall. A relaxation massage is also a great way to unwind for those looking to simply relax and revel in “doing nothing”.

The suites all have one or two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a lounge with private patio. They are specifically orientated to take full advantage of the mountain views while giving guests the privacy of their own space. All the little details to make for a proper pampering are covered: umbrellas, ceiling fans, heated bathrooms, excellent coffee, a fridge for fresh milk, a comprehensive information booklet about the area, a gas fireplace with real flames, fresh flowers, arrival treats and of course, gloriously soft dressing gowns.
The kitchen provides imaginative cuisine for all tastes. The dinner menu includes 5 courses of deliciousness that are just big enough to sate the appetite without feeling over full. The unusual flavour combinations accompanied by the extremely reasonably priced wines make dinners a highlight of the Montusi Experience.
Alfresco breakfasts on the Phumleni make the start to a day of adventure or relaxation unbeatable: the bird-song, views and delicious food on offer are the perfect breakfast combination. On chilly days, the crackling fire in the dining room makes for a cosy breakfast experience.
The Carte Family looks forward to welcoming all to Montusi Mountain Lodge!

Rooms

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Other Facilities

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Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

off D119
Northern Drakensberg
Bergville District
KZN

Postal Address:

PO Box 87
Bergville
3350

 

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the nest logo 250 blueThe Nest Hotel is a delightful family run country hotel situated in the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since opening our doors in 1933, we have built up a loyal following of guests who return year after year to this special place steeped in history and adventure. Come and stay with us and experience our delicious country style food, spectacular gardens, wonderful facilities, relaxing accommodation, friendly staff and exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site.

Rooms

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Dining

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Address & Contact Details

Postal Address:

The Nest Hotel, 
Private Bag X 14, 
Winterton, 3340, 

Kwa-Zulu Natal 
 

 

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berghouse final smallThe Berghouse and Cottages are located high up in the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa. Amphitheatre and Mountain Views are enjoyed from the windows of the cottages. Panoramic views of the Northern Drakensberg Mountain Peaks surround this unique and special venue, offering the most spectacular views of the mountains. Self-catering as well as dinner, bed & breakfast is offered.

Log fireplaces can be found in each cottage with firewood supplied at a small fee. Situated at the “Gateway” to the Northern Drakensberg, on 1650 acres of private estate. If you are searching for somewhere with beautiful mountain views, tranquil and serene, look no further.

Conveniently situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban – approx. 3 hours drive. At 3000m above sea level, these majestic mountains tower above. We invite you to visit us so that you too may enjoy this venue, “kick back and relax”, feet up, wine glass in hand, toasting the colourful sunset and mountain silhouette that “kiss your eyes”. You will be suspended in moments of magic, ”like a balm to your troubled soul”.

“it’s as though time stands still and one’s worldly concerns just melt away or perhaps get carried off on the gentlest of breezes or on the wing of one of the many beautiful birds that inhabit this estate, you will be left unencumbered to experience an exquisite lightness of being”.

All the cottages are well appointed with fully-equipped kitchens, kitchenettes, log fireplaces and an abundance of firewood on site. Spend a lazy morning in your cottage with the breakfast option, all meals are sent to your cottage, at no additional service charge. Alternatively, enjoy a guided horse ride or enjoy a trip on a mountain bike on some of the challenging single tracks provided on the property. Fly fishing on dams and river on site. Numerous activities within easy reach including the Royal Natal National Park only 16 kilometres away.

 

Rooms

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Address & Contacts

Physical Address:

Berghouse Cottages
Northern Drakensberg
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 327

Bergville 3350

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Our 4 star hotel is situated within a World Heritage Site - the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park - and is considered to hold one of the finest locations in the entire Drankensberg range. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience.

Phone: +27 36 468 1063

Cell: +27 82 875 5323

romaring@futurenet.co.za

GPS: 29º 02.920 S 29º 25.56 E

www.champagnecastle.co.za

Ama Casa would like to introduce you to their special part of the world. These cottages are situated in the Champagne Castle area of the Drakensberg Mountains with spectacular panoramic views.

Break away from the stress of modern lifestyle and surround yourself with picture perfect panoramic views of the Central Drakensberg. Ease back and relax in your own private jaccuzi. Rejuvenate body and mind as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Champagne Valley peaks.

Ama Casa offers “Sunbird “- a three bedroom (all ensuite) cottage and two –“Kingfisher” and “Hoopoe” - loft style open plan two sleepers. Each cottage has a full kitchen with dishwasher, DSTV, Fireplace, underfloor heating and its own jaccuzi on the braai patio. The three cottages enjoy panoramic views of the Central Drakensberg peaks.

“Relax and unwind in untouched beauty”

Contact: Dave & Les Goldsworthy

Address & Contacts

 Physical Address:

R600
Cathkin Park

Postal Address:

P O Box 338
Winterton
3340