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Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cape Town
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So many visits over so many years, and it's always excellent. Not only is it the place of many happy returns, but it is a special and spiritual home lovingly shared by the Carte family to the jaded world beyond, people who need rest or rejuvenination or active guests, bird watchers, families..good friends..it's the magic elixir for everyone, everyone is...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely can not wait to come back! We had amazing food, great hosts, great hospitality and not forgetting our cool bartender saphiwe who made us feel so welcomed and we really did have a fab party weekend!

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Muscat Oman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time to the area and we stayed at the Cavern for 5 nights with South African friends in February. What a fabulous getaway/holiday place. Our standard room was great, food, location setting and local walks amazing. The Cavern is entered via a security gate, and the whole Cavern Valley is only available to guests. We felt...

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Martin Thank you for your lovely comprehensive review. I will share it with our staff. I hope you can visit us again - you may be the first visitor we have had from Oman. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Port Eliabeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 5 days at the Cavern on recommendation of friends and we were not disappointed. If the Kids are happy then parents are happy and our kids had the best time! This place is so geared for families .We have 2 and 5 year old- baby sitting easily and readily available. Meals for Kids in kids Dining area fantastic....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My South African family booked us all in for a long weekend here. Coming from Australia (who has NOTHING like this), when they explained this place to me I was skeptical & expected little. How wrong I was and how blown away I am! The service, the activities, the facilities, the FOOD, the SPA were all BRILLIANT. The value for...

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Xstina We are a long way from Australia so its fantastic that you are going to visit again with all of your family. With the exchange rate we are a great destination. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have been visiting the Cavern for 11 years, and it never gets stale!! The staff are well trained and happy - and this is infectious! Leaving the dining room after a delicious meal and stepping out into the beautiful Drakensberg is an indescribable experience. The guided hikes are well balanced for young and old, and the peace and tranquility...

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful week at this beautiful resort. The food was amazing, the friendly staff helpful and the accommodation very comfortable. Access is via a tar road (travel via the Oliviershoek pass - stunning scenery) and there are a wide variety of activities on offer. The walking trails are well worth it but study the supplied map carefully and...

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We recently celebrated our anniversay at the Cavern! And what a spoil and treat! We absolutely loved our stay. The food is 5 star! The Cannibal Cave Long walk is definitely a must do! As well as the wine tasting. The standard rooms are just that standard so if you can spoil yourselves and upgrade then it definitely will be...

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We go to the Cavern regularly and this time we were blown away by the presentation of the food! As usual the rooms were comfortable and although it was a wet weekend it didn't dampen our stay. We cannot wait to return again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2017

What an absolutely fantastic place! Did a lovely hike up to the Cannibal Cave with our guide Mike showing us all the different flowers. The food was amazing, we really enjoyed our stay at the Cavern and we will definitely be back.

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Dear Francois Thank you for your fantastic review and I will let Mike know that you enjoyed his hike. See you soon. Hilton and Megan Bedingham

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cavern Resort & Spa welcomes you to the adventures of mountain holidays. The Cavern, named after the “Cannibal Cavern”, is situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve adjacent to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre World Heritage Site.This holiday offers you daily guided hikes to bushman paintings and rock carvings. For the more energetic, walks are organised to the Tugela Gorge, the second highest waterfall in the world, and to the top of the Amphitheatre (3100m). An extensive range of recreational facilities, from a forest spa, horse trails, trout fishing and mountain bike trails are available. This stunning resort has won numerous accolades. 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 superior accommodation is set away from the resort, in tranquil gardens, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The reserve is home to abundant wildlife including leopard, baboon and eland and over 200 species of birds and 150 species of trees.The Forest Spa, set high up in the indigenous forest, is a relaxing space to unwind in whilst being treated by our therapists. Afterwards the unique Cave Bar is the ideal place to meet for a sundowner while looking over the valley below. Just over three hours from Gauteng and Durban it is the ideal area to spend some time in the mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa

Address: End Of D 119 Road 3350 | Amphitheatre, Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: $223 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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“No need, they all excellent”
webbroger, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Standard room was fine and we would make the same choice next time.”
MartinMuscatOman, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“I love the Superior Rooms and Suites, but the standard rooms are very comfortable and well appointed”
  • Early Saturday morning. within an hour, the clouds had cleared and we were in glorious sunshine.
V4968QYiant, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The quieter rooms up and behind the main building (32-36). Elderly people may request rooms on a lower level (60-62)”
957tripper, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Find out if renovations are taking place near your unit and avoid like the plague.”
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