South African Hotels
Address
Winterton 3340
Drakensberg
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
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Hotel Type
Family, Conference, Leisure
R1920.00SINGLE RATE
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Cathedral Peak Hotel is located in the World Heritage site in the Drakensberg. The surroundings are remarkable, with hikes in in summer and snow in Winter it is an all year round destination for nature lovers. Located only 250 km from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg. It is situated on 988 Acres of land and is unique in that it falls within the boundaries of the Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve, and is situated right up against the spectacular Cathedral Peak range of mountains

Accommodation

Standard rooms & the thatched roofed room facilities:

  • Located in the hotel grounds and they
  • Can accommodate 2 and 4 guests
  • Feature a private veranda & garden
  • Inter-leading family rooms for up to 2 adults & 2 children

All rooms provide:

  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Heaters
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • En-suite bathrooms with both a bath and a shower

The Executive and Honeymoon suites facilities:

  • Located in secluded gardens
  • A large four poster bed
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Electric fireplace
  • Underfloor heating
  • Spa bath
  • Private veranda

The Mponjwane Presidential Suite facilities:

  • Private veranda with outstanding mountain views
  • Refined lighting
  • Fireplace
  • Spa bath
  • Steam bath
  • Under floor heating
  • 2 TV with full DSTV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Golf cart

Dining 

The hotel offers a full English buffet for breakfast and carvery in the evenings. A separate dining area for children has been set which caters kid's meals and entertainment for children and babysitters are available on request.

Activities

Indoor Activities

  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Fully equipped gym

Steam bath and a beauty therapist where guests are invited to relax and be pampered with one of the many treatments available from Peak Performance Vitality Center. After dinner, guests can enjoy a game of pool, darts or sport on the big screen in Harry's Bar or enjoy a cocktail in Albert's in front of a log fire.

Outdoor Activities

  • Daily guided hikes to Bushman paintings
  • Specialist birding hikes with a guide
  • Horse-rides
  • Mountain bike trails with your own bike
  • Jogging routes
  • Tennis Courts
  • Squash Courts
  • Bowling greens
  • Outdoor chess
  • Beach volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Floodlit mini golf
  • Climbing tower
  • Heated & cold swimming pool
  • Fly fishing

Children's activities:

  • Pony rides
  • Playground
  • Jumping castle
  • Heated splash pool
  • Trampoline

The 9 hole golf course also offers alternate tees for an 18 hole round of golf. The clubhouse boasts restrooms, a lounge area, pub (Philip's folly) and a terrace with spectacular mountain views from the 19th hole. The length of the course is 5543 meters and the course is graded a par 71.

Honeymoons

The Honeymoon suites have their own private gardens.The Cathedral Peak Hotel provides for a unique honeymoon destination throughout the year: in the winter the snow-capped peaks are magnificent, in autumn the leaves turn red and gold and the landscape looks spectacular, and in the summer the days bring a cloak of lush green to the mountains.

World Heritage Status for the Drakensberg

The Drakensberg mountains have taken their rightful place on the international tourism stage with the proclaiming of the 242 000 hectare Drakensberg Park on 28 November 2000 as a World Heritage Site. Global credit was granted for its unique abundance of biological variety and its vast collection of San rock paintings.

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  • Ceiling Fan
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Restaurants

Restaurant

The hotel offers a wide range of different buffet options which are all prepared with amazing culinary skills for both breakfast and dinner. There is also a separate children's dining room which includes; healthy meals, toys with babysitters available upon request.

Harry's Bar

After dinner, enjoy a game of pool, darts or sport on the big screen which also has a smoking venue.

The Spa

The gym provides a steam bath and a beauty therapist where guests are welcome to relax and be pampered with one of the many treatments available from Peak Performance Vitality Center.

Hiking

Hotel guests enjoy free daily guided hikes including walks to Bushman paintings and beautiful waterfalls. There are a choice of 16 different walks and hikes, ranging from gentle river-side ambles suitable for the whole family to the challenging hike and climb to the summit of Cathedral Peak itself.

Bird watching

Guests have the opportunity to observe some of the 122 resident bird species which have been recorded in this stunning area. 

Golfing

This 9-hole golf course offers alternate tees for an 18-hole game and includes:

  • Restrooms
  • Lounge area
  • Philip's Pholy Pub and a terrace
  • Panoramic Drakensberg mountain views
Outdoor activities

The Drakensberg region of South Africa is an ideal place from where to enjoy many outdoor activities.  Guests staying at the Cathedral Peak Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal, may participate in the following activities:

  • Archery
  • Horse and pony rides
  • Mountain bike trails (bikes can be hired)
  • A marked jogging route
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Bowls
  • Outdoor chess
  • Beach volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Floodlit mini-adventure golf
  • A 10m climbing tower
  • Heated & cold outdoor swimming pools
  • Fly fishing
  • Quad bike riding
  • Helicopter sightseeing flights
Fitness

The Hotel features an on- site gym.

Spa treatments
  • Gym facilities
  • Steam bath
  • Beauty treatments

Conference Centre

The Cathedral Peak Hotel features a fully-equipped modern conference centre which is designed to cater for either large seminars or smaller management meetings.  Clients may choose from 5 different conference rooms seating up to 200 delegates and create the perfect balance between business and pleasure.

All-inclusive conference packages are available at the Cathedral Peak Hotel.  Spouses and families of business delegates and conference attendants are welcome and easily catered for as the Cathedral Peak Hotel can accommodate up to 266 conference guests in 104 rooms ranging from deluxe and family-type accommodation to the exclusive Mponjwane Presidential Suite.

Superb cuisine of an excellent standard is enjoyed and the conference organizer can negotiate individual catering or separate seating.  Various theme evenings, gala dinners, champagne breakfasts and braais can be organised for conference delegates by prior arrangement.  The hotel’s thatched boma overlooks the immaculate golf course, Drakensberg mountain range and Umlambonja Valley and is ideal for evening sundowners or private functions.  Conference orientated activities including team-building are available on request.

Standard conference features:

  • Fully inclusive conference packages at attractive rates
  • Free use of conference rooms with facilities when delegates stay at the hotel
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Multi-variable seating arrangements in our conference rooms
  • A boardroom and 'break-away' rooms
  • Large refreshment and service area
  • Controlled heating or air-conditioning
  • Secretarial assistance
  • Ample secure parking on site
  • Superb choice of activities and entertainment for partners and families accompanying delegates

Conference equipment:

  • 3 x slide projectors and screens
  • 3 x overhead projectors, 1 x data projector, 1 x direct image projector, TVs and 3 x VCRs
  • 1 x laser pointer
  • 7 x flip charts/white boards and 3 x movable screens
  • PA System including 1 x lapel and 1 x roving microphone
  •  "Mirrodex" flexirail system throughout
  • Fax, telephone, internet and email facilities
  • 2 x Lecterns
  • Photostat and printing facility
  • Writing pads and pens provided free of charge

Unique Features of the Cathedral Peak Hotel, South Africa

  • A captive audience in a tranquil locality, creating an atmosphere highly conducive to stress-free productivity and relaxation
  • Vehicle access to facilitate product presentation
  • Resort facilities include: 9 hole golf course with alternate tees for an 18 hole game, tennis, squash, floodlit mini-adventure golf, guided walks & hikes, horse riding, trout fishing, bowls, badminton, table tennis, outdoor chess and bird watching
  • The recreational area includes a fully equipped gym, steam bath, beauty therapist, 2 heated pools, 1 unheated pool, 10m climbing tower and a beach volleyball court
  • 2 bars include Albert's Cocktail Bar for formal drinks or Harry's late night action bar with pool table and dart board
  • Helicopter sight-seeing flights or transfers are also available
  • Resident conference co-ordinators assist with organisation and arrangements to ensure a successful and memorable conference

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Childrens playground
  • Conference venue
  • Games Room
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Squash court(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Babysitting
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Standard

# Rooms:
103

Standard Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Heater
  • Telephone
  • A private veranda
Single Room R1920
Double Room R2550

Superior

# Rooms:
22

Superior Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Mini-bar fridge
  • Flat-screen television
  • Under-floor heating
  • Telephone
  • Private veranda
Single Room R2040
Double Room R2720

Honeymoon Suite

# Rooms:
7

Honeymoon Suite amenities:

  • King-sized bed
  • Wall-mounted LCD television
  • Telephone
  • Mini-bar fridge
  • Electric fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Spa bath
  • Private veranda with breathtaking mountain views
Single Room R2560
Double Room R3410

Executive

Executive Room amenities:

  • King-sized bed
  • LCD television
  • Telephone
  • Stocked mini bar fridge
  • Electric fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Spa bath
  • Private veranda with breathtaking mountain views.
Single Room R2560
Double Room R3410

Cathedral Peak Hotel Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Host you conference at the Cathedral Peak Hotel and enjoy fantastic special 24 hour conference rates.

Valid until 31st October 2016
24 Hour Conference Package
FROM R1465 per person sharing Mid-Week
FROM R1670 per person sharing Weekend

01 November - 15 December  2016
24 Hour Conference Package
FROM R1555 per person sharing Mid-Week
FROM R1770 per person sharing Weekend

Conference Rates Include:
Buffet dinner & breakfast as well as lunch in the main dining room.
Accommodation in stunning rooms with breathtaking mountain views.
Complimentary Tea/Coffee and bakes offered daily mid-morning & afternoon.
Fully equipped conference venue with a PA system, microphones, data-projector, natural light, air-conditioning and free WiFi. A5 notepads and pens on arrival in the conference venue. Water and cordials on the tables. Free Daily Guided Hikes.

Cathedral Peak Value Adds for Conference Delegates:
Karaoke Evening, Games Evening, Quiz Night, Bingo, Team Building Activities, Quad Biking, Helicopter Flips, 9 Hole Golf Course, Horse Riding and much more...

Included in the rate:

Conference Rates Include:

  • Buffet dinner & breakfast as well as lunch in the main dining room.
  • Accommodation in stunning rooms with breathtaking mountain views.
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee and bakes offered daily mid-morning & afternoon.
  • Fully equipped conference venue with a PA system, microphones, data-projector, natural light, air-conditioning and free WiFi. A5 notepads and pens on arrival in the conference venue. Water and cordials on the tables.
  • Free Daily Guided Hikes.


Cathedral Peak Value Adds for Conference Delegates:

  • Karaoke Evening, Games Evening, Quiz Night, Bingo, Team Building Activities, Quad Biking, Helicopter Flips, 9 Hole Golf Course, Horse Riding and much more...

Excluded from the rate:

  • Beverages
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • The aforementioned 24 Hour Conference Rates are only Valid for all new group bookings combined with Conferencing.
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid until 15 December 2016
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2015-12-23

I would score as follows:

1. Location: excellent
2. Friendliness: excellent
3. Value for money: good
4. Cleanliness: good
5. Overall impression: excellent

I would not hesitate to stay again and hope to one day for a longer walking holiday, but it's a long way from England !

The cleanliness score of good is more down a little wear and tear than not being cleaned properly.

Hope the feedback helps.

Regards
Bill Plender

2015-12-13

To all the categories I give a 5!

1. Location: excellent
2. Friendliness: excellent
3. Value for money: excellent
4. Cleanliness: excellent
5. Overall impression: excellent

We were absolutely well looked after which made us feel very special even to our helicopter flight.

Many thanks.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -28.947854

Longitude: 29.206816

Directions

Driving directions to Cathedral Peak Hotel
Suggested routes, 3 hours 31 mins, N3, 280 km
From: King Shaka International Airport, La Mercy 4405, Durban, South Africa

1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St 700 m
2. Turn left at Mdloti St 2.3 km
3. Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2 Rd 28.9 km
4. Take exit 165-E B Cloete for N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg 1.6 km
5. Turn left at N3 182 km
6. Take exit 194 for R74 toward R103/Colenso/Bergville 550 m
7. Turn left at R74 21.5 km
8. Turn left at R600 350 m
9. Slight right 10.1 km
10. Turn right 850 m
11. Take the 1st left 30.4 km

To: Cathedral Peak Hotel

Guests travelling from Gauteng:
Kindly note that there are extensive road works on the R 74 from Harrismith on the Oliviershoek pass. Due to the state of the roads, we recommend that travellers do not use this route at present. We strongly recommend that one continues past Harrismith towards Durban and down Van Reenen Pass until you reach Exit 230 for the R616. Continue on the R616 towards for 35 km Bergville. The R616 will end at a T junction with Bergville on the left. Continue past Bergville and take the first turn to the right after the bridge. This road leads to the right hand turn towards Cathedral Peak which is sign posted. This road leads to Cathedral Peak Hotel (30km) note the last 20km of this road is very windy & slow speed is recommended

Please be aware of the severe new speed humps that have been constructed in the Emmaus Hospital area on the Cathedral Peak Road.

Car Rental

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Awards

The Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, was the winner of the 2010 AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation Awards in the Leisure Hotel category.

Memberships

  • AA Quality Assured Associate
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