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D119 District Rd Off R74 Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3350 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 hotels in Bergville
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The Cavern Resort & Spa is nestled in the mountains beneath the rugged sandstone cliff-line of the Drakensberg. This is the great outdoors; a valley of captivating beauty and a site of conservation significance. The Cavern welcomes and nurtures families, it can be a quiet retreat for couples or an energetic getaway for those seeking time in the hills. There are a variety of activities and attractions. The Forest Retreat Spa is a tranquil escape for relaxation. Each day there are guided morning hikes and horse rides. A swimming pool, tennis courts, 100km of MTB trails and dams for trout fishing extends the offerings for activity. The resort has standard & superior accommodation. Rooms are set in landscaped gardens where a mix of vibrant indigenous plants attracts hundreds of birds and the evenings are filled with the sounds of crickets, frogs and other friendly creatures. Superior rooms & suites overlook the indigenous Fern Forest where you can relax in the sun and unwind in peace.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car park
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

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D119 District Rd Off R74 Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3350 South Africa
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King Shaka Intl Airport236 kmSee all flights
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Nick wrote a review Yesterday
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A great place to completely unwind. Very comfortable accommodation in well appointed rooms. The food is a delight! Imaginative and unbelievably well presented! All the staff are most friendly and helpful. All in all we will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: 40-47 have a nice view
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Laurie K wrote a review Mar 2020
Nottingham Road, South Africa33 contributions9 helpful votes
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The Cavern is one of our most favorite spots. This family establishment has been in business for years and years, and has its systems and best practices sorted. The warmth of the employees and the owners, the efficient service, the utterly amazing view and setting, the lovely hikes, the myriad of recreational offerings on their property and nearby, the absolutely delicious food, the extended service they offer to their community and rural school all make up a wonderful recipe that is just full of wonderfulness. We LOVE it!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Megan Bedingham, Owner at The Cavern
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Thank you, Laurie. Here's to wonderfulness! May it be always be present. Take care. Best wishes from the mountains, Megan & Hilton
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dsegal110100 wrote a review 6 Jun
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The Cavern is easy to get to for a weekend getaway. What a spectacular setting. The staff is attentive and friendly, great food and company. There are numerous hikes to suit any adventurer. Wow- I will definitely be returning again and again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Megan Bedingham, Owner at The Cavern
Responded 6 days ago
Dear dsegal110100 It is wonderful to read your lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and for the recommendation. We do look forward to your return. Our best wishes, Megan & Hilton
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nkhuma424025 wrote a review May 2021
Ladysmith, South Africa1 contribution
Everything about this place is so perfect, was beyond my expectations, from the room to the services and the staff were friendlier, this was indeed a paradise,I'll definitely come back again,the view👌
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear Nkhuma424025 It is wonderful to beat expectations and so lovely that our friendly team took care of you. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to your next visit! With kind regards, Megan & Hilton
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Kevin B wrote a review May 2021
Durban, South Africa4 contributions
The Cavern is a perfect getaway holiday. The Superior Suite with it's fireplace and underfloor heating, was cosy and spacious. The daily organised walks were well led by the guides, with frequent information inputs. Top marks for the superb right-sized meals, the friendly Staff, and the beautiful gardens. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear Kevin B Our superior suites are fabulous for special getaways and we are delighted to be highly recommended! Thank you for your lovely review. With warm wishes, Megan & Hilton
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PRICE RANGE
US$158 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the cavern drakensberg hotel bergville
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionBergville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cavern
What are some of the property amenities at The Cavern?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Cavern?
Top room amenities include extra long beds, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Cavern?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cavern?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cavern?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cavern?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does The Cavern offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Cavern?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Does The Cavern have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Cavern accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.