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The Cavern Hotel

The Cavern is a holiday resort offering you Drakensberg accommodation in the KwaZulu Natal region. Named after the "Cannibal Cavern", it is situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve adjacent to the Amphitheatre Royal Natal National Park - a World Heritage Site.
Northern Drakensberg | 3 Star hotel | 55 Rooms | 280 Km's from Durban | 330 Km's from Joburg
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The Cavern is a holiday resort offering you Drakensberg accommodation in the KwaZulu Natal region. Named after the "Cannibal Cavern", it is situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve adjacent to the Amphitheatre Royal Natal National Park - a World Heritage Site.

This stunning full board Drakensberg resort has won numerous accolades and awards, giving you sound peace of mind. Superior suites, Superior rooms and standard accommodation are available to guests, all offering spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, forests and mountainside. The Superior accommodation is set away from the resort, in tranquil gardens, giving you magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

Accommodation

The Cavern is a Drakensberg holiday resort offering two types of accommodation (Standard and Superior) which have been rated as "Highly Recommended" by the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa.

Standard Rooms:
Our Standard accommodation is set in lush garden landscapes with a vibrant mix of indigenous planting, filled with the sounds of birdlife.
Each room has a patio to soak up the sun and enjoy the mountain splendor.

Superior Rooms:
Our finely appointed Superior accommodation has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains with private patios to soak up the sun, listen to the sounds of forest streams and relax in our mountain wilderness.
All accommodation has a TV and bar fridge.

Superior Suites:
With superior finishing's and fittings our superior suites are nests of tranquility each with its own private fireplace, patio, TV and bar fridge.
They have magnificent views of the surrounding mountains with the sounds of waterfalls and streams rushing through indigenous forests.

Dining

Our Friendly staff welcome you to our dining room where a Table d' hotel menu offers a wide choice at every meal.

Weekly functions include 'Lunch in the Sun', 'Boma Buffets' and 'Potjie Pots'. A range of beers and a selection of South African wines are available. The Emaweni Cave bar is fully licensed, and operates between 12h00 & 23h00.

Child Friendly Holidays

The Cavern is a child friendly family resort and is in the Automobile Association's Hall of Fame. We have a separate children's dining room for children under 7 years where parents are encouraged to join their kids during their mealtime. The dining room has a fridge and microwave for use by parents if required.

Trained nannies are available during all the adult meal times to look after and entertain your children. There are suitable DVD's, toys, and an outside play area, which is fenced off so that kids can get fresh air without the danger of running off unaccompanied by adult supervision. Other activities include face painting, play dough, finger painting and many crafts. Our staff are trained to interact with your children and they are kept amused with songs, dancing and group play.

Children's entertainment is organized in the afternoons on a daily basis and a little play group is run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings out of school holidays for the valley children - you are welcome to join in.

Nannies are available for hire outside of meal and organized children's entertainment times.

Activities

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 crunchies are enjoyed.
Fish for trout in our five well stocked dams. Swim in the rivers or in our large crystal clear swimming pool.

Guests may choose from a variety of leisure activities, including tennis, bowls, volleyball, jogging, mountain biking... and on Saturdays- dance the night away.

Location:

The Cavern is located in the Northern Drakensberg, 3.5 hours from Gauteng and 3 hours from Durban on excellent tarred roads.

 

Includes:

The rates are fully inclusive of all three meals, tea served at 11am and 4pm as well as guided morning hikes and evening entertainment. Children are welcome at the Cavern – little ones under 7 eat separately in the children’s dining room. At adult meal times a nanny is provided, free of charge, in the playroom to look after children while parents are eating.

Please enquire for 2014 rates at the Cavern Hotel.

 

 

 

Directions from Johannesburg:

Take the N3 South towards Durban, until Harrismith.
From there take the N5 West towards Bethlehem for 4 km only.
Turn left onto the R712 / R74 (Signposted towards Qwa-Qwa & Alternative Route to Durban)
Travel for a further 8km only.
Turn left following the R74 towards Bergville, and down the Oliviershoek pass.
After 38km, the road levels out.
Turn right towards the Northern ‘Berg Resorts.
After 6 km turn right again towards The Cavern, Alpine Heath and Hlalanathi.
The Cavern is at the end of this 10km tarred road.

Directions from Durban:

Travel north on the N3 towards Johannesburg.
After passing Estcourt Shell Ultra City, take the Ladysmith, Bergville and Northern ‘Berg Resorts Offramp (R74).
Turn left towards Winterton and Bergville.
Travel through Winterton and 30km past Bergville.
There, turn left towards Northern ‘Berg Resorts.
After 6 km turn right towards The Cavern, Alpine Heath and Hlalanathi.
The Cavern is at the end of this 10km tarred road

 

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