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Aha Alpine Heath Resort

D119, Old Cavernberg Road Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3354 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 4 hotels in Bergville
Travellers' Choice
ALPINE HEATH RESORT – A PLACE OF WONDER. The magnificent mountains of the Drakensberg provide the spectacular backdrop for Alpine Heath Resort. The resort is located midway between Durban and Johannesburg, and offers superb accommodation, fine cuisine, All-Out-Adventure pursuits and superb conference and wedding facilities. This resort is a sports enthusiast’s dream with a host of activities available to keep the entire family entertained. Guests can choose from indoors activities like:•Board Games •Squash •Table-tennis •Gym •Spa treatments. There is also an extensive range of outdoor activities, which includes: •Horse-riding •Tennis •Volleyball •Fishing •Mountain biking •Tennis •Putt-putt course •Swimming and even friendly sport matches. The kids will be fully entertained with FUNtastic options that are sure to exceed any child’s expectations and energy levels. A daily variety of things to do, from arts & crafts to nature related activities are on offer. Children will never have a dull moment with the exclusive Kid’s Entertainment Program at the Kid’s WOW Zone! Just five minutes drive away is the All Out Adventures, which caters for extreme adrenaline junkies. Their activities vary from their well-reputed Canopy Tours to the Zipline and Kingswing. Alpine Heath Resort has many hiking trails, varying in difficulty, on offer. Situated in a World Heritage Site, the resort is the perfect base from which to explore some of the country’s finest trail attractions including the Amphitheatre, Tugela Falls (the World’s second highest waterfall) and Mont aux Sources. The Royal National Park is located 15km from the resort and boasts fantastic hiking opportunities at the world-famous Amphitheatre. Some of the trails available are: •Chain Ladder Hike •Tugela Gorge •Surprise Ridge •Cannibal Cave •Cascades, Look Out Rock •Tiger Falls. A trip to the Drakensberg would be incomplete without visiting the Spioenkop Battlefields and all the history associated with the South Africa Anglo-Boer War. Relive the memories of past heroes and walk in the footsteps of three great leaders, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and General Louis Botha. Alpine Heath Resort offers guests a number of dining options. Hungry patrons can choose between self-catering or enjoy the culinary delights of the resort’s La Gruyeres Restaurant, savor some scrumptious offerings at the resort’s onsite eateries - The Tavern or the Pizzeria Inferno Pizzeria, enjoy light snacks at The Coffee Shop or shop for some fresh produce at the Village Market & Deli so that guests can prepare cuisine in the comfort of their own chalets. The resort has 100 luxuriously appointed, fully-equipped chalets offering panoramic mountain views from comfortable lounges, a fireplace for those romantic wintery evenings, kitchen, patio, satellite TV and three cozy bedrooms. Alpine Heath Resort is truly a highlight of the Drakensberg and it’s what makes this unique berg village so popular all year round.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Car park
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Game room
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Tennis court
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu


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D119, Old Cavernberg Road Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3354 South Africa
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Trevonica N wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa66 contributions46 helpful votes
Spent a few days from 27 April to 1 May 2021 at this beautiful resort. The staff are super friendly and absolutely accommodating. The entertainment was great. The spa was fantastic. The meals at the restaurant for both breakfast and dinner was outstanding. A special shout out to Kareem, Andile and Speedy. Well done 🙌🏽
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Gawie Nel, General Manager at Aha Alpine Heath Resort
Responded 24 May 2021
Dear Trevonican Thank you for your review of Alpine Heath Resort. We are extremely happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and that we were able to create a memorable experience. I will convey your message to our TEAM and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Alpine Heath Resort in the future. Kind regards Gawie Nel General Manager
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Allison L wrote a review Apr 2021
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Been going to Alpine Heath for years and will continue to go there, because of the joyous and welcoming feeling one gets on arrival. Stayed at chalet 4 as always, chalet was immaculate. Enjoyed all the fun and activities arranged over the weekend and Muzo pub most enjoyable. Breakfast and dinner most enjoyable.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Gawie Nel, General Manager at Aha Alpine Heath Resort
Responded 29 Apr 2021
Dear Wander677594 Thank you for the amazing review of your most recent stay at Alpine Heath Resort. We are so happy to see that we managed to exceed your expectations and once again create a memorable stay. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Alpine Heath Resort soon. Kind regards Gawie Nel General Manager
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Sue S wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed at the alpine heath chalet 87 over the long weekend, when we arrived the chalet was far from the carpark and taking luggage etc down was a mission.When we got to the chalet I was surprised because it says 4 star on the website and to me it looked like it is a 2 star.The kitchen is old and had a bad odour.The stove doesn't have an extractor above and the table in the kitchen is outdated.The lounge had cobwebs and spiders on the ceiling and the curtains were dirty.The beds are uncomfortable and so are the pillows.The bathroom shower head was broken. The ensuite shower drain was clogged and the toilet seat was broken.This is definitely not a 4 star chalet and I feel that I paid way to much for the stay.I specifically chose this place because it said 4 star and what we got
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Gawie Nel, General Manager at Aha Alpine Heath Resort
Responded 27 Apr 2021
Dear V1867YNsues Thank you for the review of your recent stay at Alpine Heath Resort. Please allow me to sincerely apologize for the sub-standard level of service and quality you and your family received during your stay over the long weekend. Your comments are very valuable to us and will assist in ensuring a better quality product going forward. I would like to address the quality of our chalet interiors with you and would like to note that all our chalets received a soft upgrade over the period 2018 -2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, further upgrades were not possible. We are however in a process of planning further short-term upgrades to part of our units starting over the next six months. Most of the issues listed in your review pertain to maintenance and cleanliness and please be assured that I will have a closer inspection of unit 87 to determine the current quality of stay and get the issues resolved soonest. We have created a multitude of magical moments at Alpine Heath Resort and by being a very popular Resort it is important to myself and my TEAM to get the experience to that of a 4 star level. Thank you for sharing your valuable comments and again please accept my most sincere apology for the discomfort you and your family experienced. I hope to make contact with you soon in giving feedback as to how we resolved the issues in chalet 87 and we hope to welcome you back to Alpine Heath Resort in the future. Kind regards Gawie Nel General Manager
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Posch D wrote a review Apr 2021
Zurich, Switzerland5 contributions
We booked this resort for a 3 day family getaway just after Easter 2021. We all enjoyed the beautiful views and nature there - simply amazing. The self catering units were great too, we enjoyed doing braais there. The kids had a absolute great time, we did some horses riding which they enjoyed a lot. There's a Bar for the evening drinks and a coffee shop we used for breakfast with fantastic staff. All in all a super experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Gawie Nel, General Manager at Aha Alpine Heath Resort
Responded 27 Apr 2021
Dear Davidpeter2000 Thank you for the great review of your recent stay at Alpine Heath Resort. It is always great to hear that we have exceeded the expectations of our GUESTS and created a moment of magic for you and your family. It was lovely hosting you and your beautiful family and we hope to welcome you back to Alpine Heath Resort soon. Kind regards Gawie Nel General Manager
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pegasustp wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa27 contributions10 helpful votes
Booked a year in advance and to say the least, the units are old, tired and filthy. Spider webs on desk lamps, dried milk inside mugs and dust on linen. Cleaning staff did not even have a scourer that they use to wash dishes, they use a swab. Some staff are really nice and try their best to make your stay memorable, I think because they are aware of the issues. Units are small, not suitable for 6 people and we were 3 adults and 3 kids and felt very cramped. Tables wobble, fridge stinks and the microwave rusted on the inside. I think that back in the heyday, this facility was no doubt a great place, but today, no so much. And to top it all, I was at reception when a man walked in and was greeted by the the staff, they did not get a reply, later I found out it was the manager of
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Gawie Nel, General Manager at Aha Alpine Heath Resort
Responded 6 Apr 2021
Dear Pegasustp Thank you very much for your valuable review of your recent stay at Alpine Heath Resort and Conference Centre. Please allow me to apologize for the sub standard service and quality experienced during your recent stay with us. Your views and comments are very important to us and will positively assist us in providing a better level of service in future. I would like to mention that at Alpine Heath Resort we only strive to deliver the best GUEST service at all times, but it is clear from reading your review that this time around we failed you and as a result did not create the moment of magic you so deserve as one of our very valuable GUESTS. I would like to reassure you that at Alpine Heath Resort and Conference Centre we have the utmost respect for both our GUESTS and EMPLOYEES and it is every EMPLOYEE's goal to satisfy our GUESTS and make their stay memorable, irrespective of any situation either positive or negative. This is instilled in our Company values and the service culture we display. Your comfort and satisfaction is important to us. Due to very little contact details displayed on your review it would mean a great deal to us if you could make contact with myself via gmalpineheath@ahalodges.co.za in order to get more detailed information pertaining to your chalet number and the processes followed to make your stay more comfortable. I personally would also like to apologize for myself and if I inadvertently created the assumption of not caring or acknowledging a greeting gesture from one of my EMPLOYEES. It is certainly not in my nature to not greet nor acknowledge my GUESTS or EMPLOYEES. I am looking forward to your response and hope that you will consider making contact contact with myself in order for us to discuss your review in more details. We certainly would like to welcome you back to Alpine Heath Resort and Conference Centre in future. Kind regards Gawie Nel General Manager 0785934781
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