Cathedral Peak Hotel

About Cathedral Peak

A superior Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel deep in the Drakensberg mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Cathedral Peak Hotel is set in the beautiful Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park (World Heritage Site) surrounded by the majestic Drakensberg mountains in uninterrupted natural beauty.

Whether you are with us on holiday, conference, or to enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon after your romantic wedding in our chapel, our service and hospitality assure you a comfortable and memorable stay. Surrounded by some of the world's most stunning scenery, this KwaZulu-Natal hotel resort accommodation also enjoys the privilege of an abundance of birdlife, plants and rock art.

These natural treasures, together with Cathedral Peak Hotel's many sport and recreational facilities, lure holiday-makers to this award-winning hotel time and time again.

Just 250km from Durban and 400km from Johannesburg, the famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible to its many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad.


Cathedral Peak Hotel offers a wide variety of accommodation. The comfortable en-suite standard rooms and standard thatched rooms are ideally situated in the beautiful hotel gardens and can accommodate between 2 & 4 guests.

Very spacious deluxe suites have a private verandah and garden and the Inter-leading family deluxe rooms are able to accommodate up to 4 guests in either twin or double beds. All hotel rooms provide tea/coffee making facilities, heaters, telephones, televisions and en-suite bathrooms with both bath and shower.

The well-appointed executive/honeymoon rooms are set in secluded gardens. Each suite has been individually decorated to enhance its appeal and create a luxurious, intimate ambience. These suites all boast a large four poster bed, television, telephone, mini bar fridge, electric fireplace, underfloor heating, spa bath, and private verandah with breathtaking mountain views.

The Mponjwane Presidential Suite boasts a fireplace, spa bath, steam bath, under floor heating, two televisions with full DSTV, air-conditioning, electric curtains opening onto a private verandah with spectacular mountain views. The suite is decorated in warm textured hues with high quality finishes and sophisticated lighting. The natural surroundings are introduced into the décor and the guests will have the use of a private golf cart for the duration of their stay.

Facilities and Recreation

There is an abundance of activities at Cathedral Peak Hotel to suit both young and old.

The hotel offers a variety of outdoor activities including free daily guided hikes (incl. walks to Bushman paintings and specialist birding hikes with a qualified guide) horse-rides, Mountain bike trails (own bikes required), jogging route, tennis, squash, bowls, outdoor chess, beach volleyball, quad bikes, badminton, floodlit mini-adventure golf, 10m climbing tower, heated & cold swimming pool and fly fishing.

In addition, the immaculate 9-hole golf course situated on the hotel property offers alternate tees for an 18-hole game. The club house boasts rest rooms, a lounge area, pub (Philip's Pholy) and a terrace with spectacular mountain views - the perfect 19th hole. The length of the course is 5542m and the course is graded a par 70.

Cathedral Peak Hotel is also a welcome family retreat with a host of children's facilities including pony rides, a children's playground, jumping castle, heated paddling pool and trampoline.

The Hotel's many indoor facilities include table tennis, a games room, fully equipped gym with steam bath and a beauty therapist where you are encouraged to relax and be pampered with one of the many treatments available from Peak Performance Vitality Centre.

The hotel also offers a variety of hikes that cater far different fitness levels. Rates on request. Click here for more info.


The elegant hotel dining room offers an extensive buffet of superb culinary creations at both breakfast and dinner. All meals are personally overseen by the hotel's team of top-class chefs. A separate children’s dining room provides younger children with nutritious meals, toys and entertainment and the opportunity of meeting new friends (babysitters are available on request).

After dinner, enjoy a game of pool, darts or sport on the big screen in the well-known Harry's Bar or relax in the comfort of Albert's Cocktail Bar with the ambience of a roaring log fire.

Available Rooms

Standard Family Room: Max Guests: 3 persons

These open-plan thatched rooms are ideally situated in the beautiful Hotel gardens. Each en-suite room offers television, telephone, fan, heater, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini-bar fridge (stocked on request) and a king-sized bed and sleeper couch (note, shower is overhead in the bath, with sleeper couch there is no space for an additional bed).

Hotel Rates and Specials Offers

If you don't see a package type that suits you, let us know and we will do our best to put together or source the holiday you want.

Children Stay Free : 15 March to 18 April 2019

FREE and FULLY INCLUSIVE for the school holidays

Whisk your family away to Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg mountains these school holidays and bring your kids along for free!

For bookings between the 15th March and the 18 April 2019, all children under the age of 12 sharing with 2 adults for 3 nights or more, stay at the hotel, fully inclusive, FOR Free.

Please note

Space is limited and bookings are accepted on a first come first served basis
Offer is only valid for bookings of 3 nights or more
Children must be sharing with 2 full paying adults
Number of children per room is dictated by room type

Standard Room

Sharing: R 995 per person sharing per night

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily
Normal booking terms and conditions apply

Standard Room

Sharing: R 1 520 per person sharing per night

Superior Room

Sharing: R 1 580 per person sharing per night

** Peak periods and minimum booking dates **
20 Dec 2018 – 02 Jan 2019 (min 3 nights); 19 – 22 April 2019 (min 3 nights, Easter)

Standard Room

Sharing: R 1 677 per person sharing per night

Superior Room

Sharing: R 1 805 per person sharing per night

Rate Valid: 03 Jan 2019 to 19th of April 2019

R 7 599 pps

2 Nights Cathedral Peak and 3 Nights Springbok Lodge

Cathedral Peak Includes
  • Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch
  • 2 nights accommodation in a standard room at Cathedral Peak
  • Daily guided walks
  • Mid-morning and afternoon tea/coffee with baked treats
Springbok Lodge Includes
  • Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch daily
  • 3 nights accommodation in a luxury Safari Tent
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4
  • Tea and Coffee and snacks on game drives
  • Read more about Springbok Lodge HERE

Rate Valid: from 14 January 2019 - 10 March 2019

R 10 508 pps
(Single: R 12 104.00 per single occupancy)

2 Nights Cathedral Peak and 2 Nights Lions Valley Lodge

  • Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch
  • 2 nights accommodation in a standard room at Cathedral Peak
  • Daily guided walks
  • Mid-morning and afternoon tea/coffee with baked treats

Lions Valley Lodge Includes
  • Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch daily
  • 2 nights accommodation in a luxury Chalet
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4
  • Tea and Coffee and snacks on game drives
  • Read more about Lions Valley Lodge HERE

Stay 5 nights R 6 195 per person (single or sharing)
Stay 3 nights R 3 630 per person (sharing or single) 

Valid to: end 31 Oct 2019

Full Board Rate Includes:
  • Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
  • Full Activity Program [ Read More ] pdf
    Birdwatching, 9 holes of golf, mini golf, quizz evenings, guided walks and much more. See download for more details

Cathedral peak Standard Rates Include
  • Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation as booked at Cathedral Peak
  • Daily guided walks
  • Mid-morning and afternoon tea/coffee with baked treats

  • First two people in a room are charged adult’s sharing rate, regardless of age.
  • 2 night minimum policy applies on weekends.
  • Different rates apply for kids sharing in inter-leading standard rooms

How to get to Cathedral Peak Hotel

Directions From Joburg To Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg

Take the N5 from Harrismith toward the Free State. 
Not far out of the town turn left onto the R712, and after about 8km, turn left again onto the R74. 
This route will take you past the Sterkfontein Dam, and down the scenic Oliviershoek Pass. 
Continue to Bergville. Just beyond Bergville, on the R74 to Winterton, turn right at the Cathedral Peak Hotel sign. 
After about 16km turn right to Emmaus/Cathedral Peak.It is approximately 31km to Cathedral Peak.

Directions From Durban To Cathedral Peak

On the N3, about 26km beyond the Estcourt glide-off from the N3 freeway (and beyond the turnoff to the Central Berg Resorts) take the Bergville/Colenso off-ramp. 
Turn left onto the R74 to Winterton/ Bergville.
Turn left onto the R600 in Winterton, and turn right after approximately 1km to Cathedral Peak.
After 11km there is a T-junction. 
Turn right and almost immediately left to Emmaus/Cathedral Peak. 
It is about 31km to Cathedral Peak Hotel from there.