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The Drakensberg Sun Resort is in the scenic Cathedral 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 broad range of activities are available 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 near, 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.
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 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 high forest canopy and admire a splendid birds-eye view of this scenic setting. 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 Drakensberg Sun 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.
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 services
- Secretarial services
- Facsimile services
- PC & printer service
- High-speed Internet access.
Individual Tsogo Sun children's programs during weekends and school holidays are available at the mountain resort. Featuring many children facilities, this is a fun holiday destination for children of all ages.
Children can do the following:
- 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 functional 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. 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.
Besides the historic battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal, this area is home to excellent 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. Travellers who are interested in the history of the area and wishing to explore the Boer War Battlefield Sites in KwaZulu-Natal should visit:
- Museum of Winterton 30km
- Boer War Battlefields 50km
- Boys Choir 9km
- Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey Center 11km
- Spioenkop Dam & Nature Reserve 45km
- Four Rivers Adventures
- Thokozisa Lifestyle Center.
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