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.
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.
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.
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.
Guests may choose from a variety of leisure activities, including tennis, bowls, volleyball, jogging, mountain biking... and on Saturdays- dance the night away.
The Cavern is located in the Northern Drakensberg, 3.5 hours from Gauteng and 3 hours from Durban on excellent tarred roads.
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.
Directions from Johannesburg:
Take the N3 South towards Durban, until Harrismith.
Directions from Durban:
Travel north on the N3 towards Johannesburg.