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Embark on an inspiring journey to the majestic Drakensberg, breathe in the fresh mountain air and admire the ancient indigenous forests, the magnificent waterfalls and cascading streams on leisurely walks, challenging hikes, on horseback or on a mountain bike in this mountainous landscape. The Drakensberg Sun Resort is located in the scenic Cathkin Peak area of South Africa's iconic mountain range. As one of the province's premier family and conference resort, it offers comfort and luxury in its hotel rooms and suites from where beautiful mountain views can be enjoyed.
This Resort is also part of the Tsogo Sun Hotel Group and this ensures that guests enjoy guaranteed comfort and exceptional service. There is a wide range of activities that can be arranged including sundowner cruises on the lake, boating, pitch and putt, squash, tennis, volleyball, as well as challenging mountain hikes, mountain biking, and guided walks. The Champagne Sports Golf Course is located in close proximity and the resort itself features two outdoor swimming pools making it an outdoor paradise for children.
The hotel features a total of 78 rooms which accommodate families with children as well as conference delegates in comfort. Besides other convenient amenities, the hotel rooms feature en-suite bathrooms as well as air conditioning. Each hotel room is nicely furnished in a calming rustic style featuring facilities such as a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, an electronic safe and air-conditioning while porter service and 24-hour in room dining service is also on offer.
Hotel room amenities:
- Air conditioning
- Remote controlled color TV with cable / satellite
- Direct dial telephone
- Coffee / tea making facilities
- Private bathroom
- Separate wardrobe.
This region is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It is a mountainous and alpine area in KwaZulu-Natal laid out into four valleys, consisting of the Champagne Valley in the Central Berg, the Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, the Royal Natal National Park, and Amphitheatre Valley, as well as the Middledale Pass Valley in the Northern Berg. Each of these four breathtaking valleys presents its own kind of character and beauty with magnificent mountain vistas. Set in the Cathkin and Champagne Valley, the resort is located near the Cathkin and Champagne Castle which have astonishing peaks at 3,149 meters and 3,248 meters. These two mountains, together with the famous Monk’s Cowl which measures 3,234 meters in height, represent the highest summits of the Mountains.
Many exciting indoor and outdoor activities can be enjoyed during a stay. Visitors at the resort now have the opportunity to experience nature like never before on the Canopy Tour as they slide through the magnificent forest canopy and admire a splendid birds-eye view of this scenic setting. Located within the Blue Grotto Forest, which is home to over 150 bird species including the very rare Bush Blackcap, the Canopy Tour takes visitors breath away. Accompanied by professional guides, participants glide between the tree platforms perched in trees and on cliff faces.
Indoor and outdoor facilities / activities:
- Drakensberg Canopy Tour
- Squash and tennis
- Outdoor swimming pools
- Mountain biking
- Trout fishing
- Lake cruise, boating, and canoeing
- Horse riding
- Hiking, guided walks, bird watching
- Gym and spa treatments
- Bowling green, pool tables, croquet, movie room
- Pitch & putt.
The Green Eco-Spa offers health and beauty treatments in a relaxed and calm setting. The Esse Organic Skincare Range used at this leisure and conference resort consists of wild sourced African plants which offer excellent protection. The 'Spoilt Green Mini Pedicure' and the 'Spoilt Green Mini Manicure' have been designed for children who wish to indulge in beauty treatments.
- Massages (full body, aromatherapy)
- Hot stone massages (back, neck and shoulders as well as full body)
- Face treatments (various facials)
- Foot treatments (different pedicures)
- Hand treatments (manicures)
- Spa packages.
To ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay, guests can make use of convenient leisure and business services such as laundry services, babysitting for families and high - speed Internet access. The restaurant overlooks the private lake where a sumptuous buffet can be enjoyed. Light snacks and refreshments are served on the terrace throughout the day.
- On-site dining (restaurant and bar)
- Laundry / valet
- Secretarial services
- Facsimile services
- PC / printer service
- High speed Internet access.
Special children's programs during weekends and school holidays are available. Featuring many children facilities, this is a fun holiday destination for children of all ages and lies within easy accessibility from both Johannesburg and Durban.
Children facilities / activities:
- Table tennis
- Action cricket
- Pony rides
- Pool tables
- Tubby boats
- Video games
- Jungle gym.
There are three conference venues which can be combined depending on the function requirements. The Summit Conference Center at the hotel can be subdivided into three separate meeting rooms, each of which can be set up in a school room, cinema, cocktail and banquet layout. It measures 294 square meters which can accommodate up to 250 guests for cocktail functions.
- Summit Room 1
- Summit Room 2
- Summit Room 3
- Summit Room 1, 2, 3
- Summit Room 2 & 3.
With the needs of the conference guest in mind, this hotel features several different conference and meeting venues as well as business services to ensure corporate events are successful and memorable. Standard conference equipment which is available include a data projector, screen, notepads, and pens, flip chart, white board, lectern, in - house PA system and WiFi.
Business Services and Facilities:
- Conference venues
- Facsimile service / photocopying
- High speed Internet access (wireless) in lobby, conference room, lounge and Fighting Trout Bar
- Mail and postal services / courier service
- Library with PC / printer and internet access (self - help workstation).
Besides the historic battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal, this area is home to great attractions which are well worth a visit when staying here such as the Winterton Museum, the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir as well as the Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey Center and the Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve.
- Winterton Museum (30 km)
- Boer War Battlefields (50 km)
- Boys Choir (9 km)
- Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey Center (11 km)
- Spioenkop Dam & Nature Reserve (45 km)
- Four Rivers Adventures
- Thokozisa Lifestyle Center.
Travelers who are interested in the history of the area and wishing to explore the Boer war Battlefield Sites in KwaZulu-Natal should visit the below - listed battlefield sites and museums during their stay. Guided tours of these sites are available which need to be pre-booked.
Historic sites in the Drakensberg:
- Thaba Njama
- Wagon Hill
- Capture of Winston Churchill
- British Military Cemetry
- NickelsNeck Battlefield
- Tjerenkhula Battlefield
- Ladysmith Siege Museum
- Museums in Winterton and Colenso.
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- Air Conditioning
- En-suite / private bathroom
- Iron and ironing board
- Satellite TV
- Tea and coffee making facilities
The Restaurant offers a true escape from the norm with breakfast and dinner served daily at the Lakeview Restaurant. Breakfast includes a full English or continental buffet menu. Dinner at the restaurant boasts traditional farm-style cooking with the Chef on hand to prepare fresh local trout or carve up your favorite part of the roast. Why not relax on the Lakeview Terrace or pool deck and enjoy a light snack and refreshing beverage alongside the sparkling pool, which is ideal on hot summer days. The Fighting Trout Bar is a popular early evening treat where guests can simply unwind after a day filled with activities, or revel in the live entertainment or live sport broadcasting, on selected evenings.
Food & Beverage facilities:
- Lakeview Restaurant
- Lakeview Terrace
- Fighting Trout Bar
- Helicopter flights
- Jet skiing
- Quad biking
- River rafting
- Trout Fishing
- Mountain biking
- On- site gym
- Bird watching
- Drakensberg Canopy Tours
- Horse Riding
Summit 1 / Summit 2 / Summit 3
These conference venues at the Resort feature the latest technology and facilities which can cater for all corporate needs, ranging from seminars to private dinners and functions.
Standard conference equipment:
- Data Projector
- Pens & Notepads
- Flip Chart
- White Board
- Lectern subject to availability
- In-House PA System
- Bowling green
- Squash court(s)
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis court
- Volleyball field
- Wellness centre
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 10:00
- 24 - hour reception service
- Housekeeping service
- Kid's entertainment
- Luggage storage
- Wake-up call
- # Rooms:
Room facilities, services and amenities:
- Air conditioned
- Satellite TV
- DStv channels
- Room dining from 07h00 to 22h30 daily
- Porter service
- Wake up call
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Iron and ironing board if requested
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Directions from the King Shaka International Airport:
1. Head southwest toward Mdloti St 700 m
2. Turn left onto 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 onto N3 168 km
6. Take exit 179 toward Giants Castle/Estcourt N 550 m
7. Turn left toward R600 29.6 km
8. Turn left onto R600 9.4 km
9. Turn right 3.7 km
10. Turn left Destination will be on the right 500 m
Drakensberg Sun Hotel
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.