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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.

 

Rooms

theCavern Room Suite2a  theCavern Room SupFama  theCavern Room Patio3a

Dining

theCavern diningRoom 3a  theCavern breakfast 9a  theCavern dining lounge 6a  

Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

District Road D119
Bergville, 3350

Postal Address:

Private Bag X1626
Bergville
3350

 

 

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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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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

Mountain Suite bedroom  Garden Suite lounge  Mountain Suite view

Garden Suite exterior  Mountain Suite bathroom  Garden Suite Bedroom

Other Facilities

montusi dining 2  Mountain Suite exterior  montusi pool area

Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

off D119
Northern Drakensberg
Bergville District
KZN

Postal Address:

PO Box 87
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

Set in the beautiful bushveld of the Natal Midlands, 10kms from Estcourt and the N3, Slievyre is a private nature reserve which provides the perfect place for family reunions, quiet holidays, romantic getaways or just an overnight stop.
The camp sits in over one hectare of fenced mature lawned gardens and consists of five traditionally built stone and thatch chalets. The camp comfortably sleeps seventeen people and extra beds can be arranged if required. Three of the chalets are twin/double, one sleeps three people with the fifth being an eight bed family chalet. All have private/en-suite bathrooms and the kitchens are equipped with all self-catering facilities. 

Phone: +27 36 352 1041 / +27 721241197

 

Rooms

Resort photo Cottage 1  Inside Blesbusk  Downstairs inside kudu chalet

Address & Contacts

 Physical Address:

Slievyre Game Farm
D416
Estcourt
3310
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Postal Address: 
Slievyre Game Farm,
Box 691
Estcourt
3310
Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

 

 

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The Mnweni Cultural and Hiking Centre is a non-profit community project providing accommodation and a central point for community projects as well as many activities.  Hiking is one of the most popular activities and there are many trails to choose from.  

Telephone: +27 (0) 72 7122401

 Email: mnweni94@gmail.com

Situated in the Central Drakensberg - Champagne Valley, on a farm with a large garden overlooking the Bell Park Dam. The Bed & Breakfast offers a full home cooked breakfast in the sunroom overlooking the dam. Dinner on request.

Contact: Rosemary / Heidi

Phone: +27 36 468 1641

Cell: +27 83 580 2186

killen@lantic.net

GPS: 28º 58.051’ S 29º 25.810’ E

A thatched, whitewashed cottage built high on a natural platform overlooking the Bushmans River and Giants Castle. We cater for small intimate groups and have a function room available for small workshops or meetings.

Phone: +27 36 352 3143

Cell: +27 76 441 2362

info@antbear.co.za

GPS: -29º.133’ 29º.805

www.antbear.co.za

Enjoy an all African experience when you stay in our 'Hut' or 'Cave'. Fully equipped for self-catering with cooker, fridge, microwave & TV. Relax with sundowners in the attached rock pools as you take in the stunning views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak. Booking essential.

Contact: Estelle

Phone: +27 36 468 1244

Cell: +27 82 422 2846

estelle@futurenet.co.za

www.inkunzicave.co.za

A 3200 Ha private game reserve, ZuluWaters promises a unique experience with the African wilderness. Choose from 3 accommodation experiences, each with its own unique character - Shaka Lodge, Lake Cottage & Nandi House. Activities include game drives, guided walks, horse trails, fly fishing. Activities on request include hot air ballooning, battlefields tours, white water rafting.

Contact: Lesley

Phone: +27 36 352 0100

Cell: +27 83 512 1459

info@zuluwaters.com

GPS: 29º 06' 13.66" S 29º 48' 14.59" E

www.zuluwatersgamereserve.com