South African Hotels

Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa

Address
Bergville 3350
Drakensberg
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure
R1500.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

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With so much to see and do, the Cavern Drakensberg Resort and Spa situated near to Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal is a popular Drakensberg hideaway that has established a firm following since it was opened in the mid - forties. Aside from a dramatic mountain location, the resort is renowned for wonderful accommodation, tasty country cooking and an abundance of outdoor activities and attractions onsite and nearby.

Accommodation

Accommodation is set in a lush, indigenous garden filled with the sound of birdsong. The resort is nestled in a beautiful, wooded valley and so each of the rooms has a wonderful view of the surrounding scenery. The rooms are categorized as either Standard or Superior and each one is tastefully furnished. The Suites offer added privacy, having been situated away from the main building to take maximum advantage of the beautiful landscape and vegetation.

Standard Room features include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Heater
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge
  • Safe
  • Television.

Superior Room features include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Heater
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Bar fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite Television
  • Fireplace
  • Private patio
  • Mountain & forest views.

Facilities

Great indoor and outdoor facilities are available for guests of all ages to enjoy their holiday. These include a swimming pool, a games room, a playground, a tennis court as well as hiking trails and a bowling green.

Facilities:

  • Reception
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Library and curio shop
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Fireplace
  • Onsite parking
  • Bowling green and game room
  • Hiking trails and horse riding
  • Playground and tennis court.

Services

Families are well - taken care off in spacious family rooms while babysitting services, as well as baby cots can be requested.  Amongst other conveniences, WiFi is available to guests as well as laundry services.

Services include:

  • Reception services for booking activities
  • In-room dining
  • Babysitting
  • Baby cots are available on request
  • Laundry service and ironing
  • WiFi.

Spa Treatments 

The Forest Retreat Health and Beauty Spa is set amid the mature trees in the beautiful Fern Forest. Qualified therapists are on hand to restore your energy and vitality with a selection of wellness and beauty treatments tailored to relieve you of any last vestige of stress.

Distances

  • Gauteng: 350 km (3.5 hours) via Oliviershoek Pass
  • Durban: 300 km (3 hours).

Below detailed information about the Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa is available.
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  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Underfloor Heating

Restaurants

Dining Deck & Cave Bar - Cavern Hotel

Weekly functions at the Resort include lunches in the sun, boma breakfasts and potjie buffets. A range of beers and a selection of South African wines are available. The popular Emaweni Cave bar is also fully licensed, and operates between noon and late evenings.

The Spa

Guests are invited to unwind within these stunning surroundings while enjoying the relaxing spa treatments that are on offer at this on- site Spa. The 'Forest Retreat Spa' can be found on the edge of the Cavern’s beautiful Fern Forest, an ecosystem steeped in history. About 200 000 years ago, during a warm wet period, Afro-montane forest stretched all the way from the equatorial East African highlands to the Cape, covering most of the eastern half of South Africa.

Spa treatments

Guests are invited to unwind within these stunning surroundings while enjoying the relaxing spa treatments that are on offer at this on- site Spa. The 'Forest Retreat Spa' can be found on the edge of the Cavern’s beautiful Fern Forest, an ecosystem steeped in history. About 200 000 years ago, during a warm wet period, Afro-montane forest stretched all the way from the equatorial East African highlands to the Cape, covering most of the eastern half of South Africa.

Walking & Hiking
The Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa is surrounded by many beautiful trails which invite for great outdoor times ranging from gentle walks to challenging hikes. Every day local guides are on hand to accompany guests on short or more challenging hikes. Numerous beauty spots are visited where a brew of tea and snacks are enjoyed. Some of the many treks, hikes and walks starting at The Cavern Hotel are as follows:

THE WATERFALL

TIME: 1 hour return
DISTANCE: 1 km return
TERRAIN: Easy path

THE CAVERN GROTTO

TIME: 1 hour, return or round trip
DISTANCE: 1.5 km
TERRAIN: Undulating well-marked path. The circular return leg has a bit of a climb up reinforced steps

THE FERN FOREST

TIME: 2 hours round trip
DISTANCE: 3 km
TERRAIN: Undulating, with easy stream crossings

BUSHBUCK RIDGE AND NATURAL POOL

TIME: 2 hours round trip
DISTANCE: 3 km
TERRAIN: Undulating, with a short, steep but safe section

CANNIBAL CAVERN

TIME: 4-5 hours
DISTANCE: 6 km return, or 7 km round trip
TERRAIN: Undulating with a few steep sections

SUGAR LOAF

TIME: 4 hours
DISTANCE: 7 km
TERRAIN: Undulating path with a few steep slopes and fairly easy scrambles

LITTLE HUT AND MILLS GAP

TIME: 4 hours
DISTANCE: 8 km
TERRAIN: Undulating path with steep slopes and scrambles

METSI MATSI RIVER

TIME: 8 hours
DISTANCE: 13 km
TERRAIN: Undulating path with steep slopes and some scrambles. Hotel guide required

THE DIAMOND

TIME: 8 hours
DISTANCE: 13 km
TERRAIN: Undulating path with steep slopes and some scrambles

THE SILENT WOMAN VIA JACKAL HILL

TIME: 4 hours
DISTANCE: 8 km
TERRAIN: Undulating path with moderate slopes and gradients. The descent to the Silent Woman is steep but not difficult

CAMEL'S HUMP

TIME: 4½ hours
DISTANCE: 7 km round trip
TERRAIN: Undulating path with a few steepish sections. The short-cut route has some scrambles
Swimming

The Hotel has an on - site swimming pool as well as being surrounded by close by rivers to which can also swim in.

Trout fishing

Guests may fish for trout in the resort's five well stocked dams.

Children activities

Activities for children:

  • Shorter Morning walks
  • Pony Rides
  • Croquet, Putting, a Jungle Gym & Trampoline at the Tennis Courts
  • Kiddies’ Nail Treatment
  • Picnic at the Natural Pool
  • Canoeing on Darter Dam
  • Fishing at Charleswood Dam
  • Afternoon Activity at 3pm
  • Swimming Pool & Slippery Slide
  • Paddling in the Putterill’s Stream

Parent information

Dining at The Cavern

Children under the age of 7 are catered for in the children’s dining room. Nannies are available during all the adult meal times to look after little ones while parents enjoy some quality adult time together. Should your older children (7-10yrs) prefer to eat in this dining room, please pop into Reception so that the kitchen can ensure that there is enough food prepared.

The Playroom

Nannies are trained to look after little ones during all the adult meal times. Please assist our staff by checking children in and out of the playroom. Please introduce your child to the nanny before leaving the playroom. The activities that are available include colouring, puzzle-making, play-dough fun and construction activities on the carpet. Out of doors there is a chalk-board, a sandpit and a few swings. DVDs can also be played but we do encourage children to eat before putting on the movies.

Meal Times

  • Children’s Meal Times:

            Breakfast 07:30 – 08:00 Lunch 12:30 – 13:00 Dinner 17:30 – 18:00

  • Adult Meal Times: Breakfast 07:30 – 09:00 Lunch 12:30 – 14:00 Dinner 18:30 – 20:00

Puréed food

There is a selection of puréed vegetables in the freezer in the playroom. If your baby requires them, please don’t hesitate to help yourself or ask a nanny for assistance. 

Hiring Nannies

Nannies are available for hire outside of the meal times however the sessions will last 2 hours and there is then a pro-rata charge thereafter. Full-time nannies (8 hours per day) can be arranged.

Planned Weekly Activities

  • Face Painting just outside the playroom
  • Marshmallow Braai outside the Cave Bar
Workshops and events
  • Birding and Nature weekends
  • Star gazing  
  • Photographic workshops
  • Botanical Art courses
  • Cavern Trekking week
  • Cavern bowling
  • Painting workshop
  • Bridge workshop
  • Spionkop Battlefield Tour
  • Adventure Hiking weekends
  • Festive weekend break
  • Wild Flower weekend
  • Royal Drakensberg Mountain Bike Challenge

  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Childrens playground
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Jogging trail
  • Kid's Club
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Trout dam
  • Undercover and surface parking
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Standard

# Rooms:
39

Standard Rooms

  • King/twin bed
  • Set in lush garden landscapes
  • Private patio
  • TV
Single Room R1500
Double Room R2010

Superior

# Rooms:
6

Superior Rooms

  • King/Twin bed
  • Magnificent views of the surrounding mountains
  • Private patios to soak up the sun
  • TV
  • Bar fridge
     
Single Room R1830
Double Room R2440

Superior Suite

# Rooms:
10

Superior Suites

  • King size bed
  • Fireplace
  • Private patio
  • TV
  • Bar fridge
  • Magnificent views of the surrounding mountains


 

Single Room R2090
Double Room R2780

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -28.636324

Longitude: 28.960554

Directions

Driving directions to Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa Suggested routes 3 hours 50 mins, N3, 306 km from King Shaka Int Airport Durban

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 71.8 km
8. Turn left 7.4 km
9. Turn right 10.3 km

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

3 Star

Memberships

  • AA Quality Assured Associate
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