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Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The Cavern Resort is an absolutely beautiful place and has very friendly staff. There are lots fun activities to keep you entertained, the lunch is tasty, the room we stayed in as well as the spa had a stunning view. There could be some improvement with dinner and the towels seem old and dry but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay...

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear TumiBal So glad you had a wonderful stay and we do hope you will come back again soon. Kind regards Megan and Hilton

Mere
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Nice rooms and excellent range of activities. During our three night stay we took two of the three hour morning guided walks which were excellent with a nice guide. The food was excellent although the dining room rather lacks atmosphere. Good pool, riding, tennis and cycling all available and included in the price.

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gail We do have some fantastic hikes on our nature reserve. So glad you had an excellent time. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Spent three nights again at the Cavern and utterly miserable to be back in Durban. What a magical place. Thanks to Solomon for looking after us in the dining room and to Mike for his enthusiastic guiding up to the Cannibal Cavern. Those crunchies on the top were divine! Moya (the dog) accompanied us all the way to the top,...

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LME88 Gudu Falls and the Big5 Hike are fantastic walks - a great way to spend your birthday. See you soon. Kind regards Megan and Hilton

Dunblane, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The hotel was recommended by friends who said this was one of the best hotels in the area. They weren't wrong. This is a wonderfully situated hotels nestled in the amphitheatre. This family run hotels is ideal for families, couples and the single traveler The accommodation was pristine and the service was impeccable. You certainly will not be bored as...

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We loved our visit. The room was lovely , food was great , staff friendly .Loved the birthday singing at the one meal .Loved the walks.Appreciated the information boards along the walks . Felt privilaged to see the biggest cabbage tree.

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tracey Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you on your anniversary!! Kind regards Hilton & Megan

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were a party of four and stayed for 7 days.The staff was very friendly and helpful,helping to offload your bags on arrival.We thouroughly enjoyed all three meals per day that was prepared by the very creative chefs.The waiters were friendly and very helpful offering great service.We went on guided walks every day.Mike , is very informed ,fit ,friendly and...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We recently stayed at the Cavern, we found an advert in the Getaway Magazine. The scenery was incredible, just too beautiful for words. We have a 6 month old baby and traveling with a baby can be stressful! We were blown away with what was on offer for children of all ages! We booked a lady to look after our...

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Roxy What a holiday!! Mountain biking, hiking, nannies for your baby and good food and wine. You sound like the perfect guest. Kind regards Hilton & Megan

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We spent 3 nights at this resort and spa and came back totally revitalised . The family owned hotel with an unusual history is incredibly stylish and modern with it's decor, furnishings and luxurious rooms.The hotel is spotless with numerous stylish lounges, an excellent dining room, beautiful scenery and views that are so incredible. The attention to detail is evident...

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lalitha WOW!! We sometimes forget were we live - it is a beautiful part of the country. Kind regards Hilton & Megan

Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 December 2016

For us it was new to stay in a 'big' resort, the rest of our trip we stayed in small lodges. The rooms were kind of old, but the view is nice and the beds are good. The things we really loved were the breakfast/lunch/dinner, very good and fresh food! For lunch there was a buffet, but with breakfast and...

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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dominique It is lovely reading your comments and super that you enjoyed the varied meals. We are indeed fortunate to live in this wonderful valley with such excellent hikes on our doorstep. Take care & best wishes, Megan & Hilton

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

My father was celebrating his 80th birthday at the Drakensburg Spa & Resort with family and friends. There were 13 of us in total. The Hotel GM organised the 4th floor for this occasion. The table was set up on the balcony plus there was an outside bar plus music of my Dad's choice. What an ideal setting with the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cavern Resort & Spa welcomes you to the adventures of mountain holidays. The Cavern, named after the “Cannibal Cavern”, is situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve adjacent to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre World Heritage Site.This holiday offers you daily guided hikes to bushman paintings and rock carvings. For the more energetic, walks are organised to the Tugela Gorge, the second highest waterfall in the world, and to the top of the Amphitheatre (3100m). An extensive range of recreational facilities, from a forest spa, horse trails, trout fishing and mountain bike trails are available. This stunning resort has won numerous accolades. Honeymoon suites, superior suites and standard accommodation are available with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, indigenous forests and mountains. Honeymoon suites are complete with four-poster beds and fireplaces for cool evenings. The superior accommodation is set away from the resort, in tranquil gardens, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The reserve is home to abundant wildlife including leopard, baboon and eland and over 200 species of birds and 150 species of trees.The Forest Spa, set high up in the indigenous forest, is a relaxing space to unwind in whilst being treated by our therapists. Afterwards the unique Cave Bar is the ideal place to meet for a sundowner while looking over the valley below. Just over three hours from Gauteng and Durban it is the ideal area to spend some time in the mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa

Address: End Of D 119 Road 3350 | Amphitheatre, Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: RM710 - RM801 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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“I love the Superior Rooms and Suites, but the standard rooms are very comfortable and well appointed”
  • Early Saturday morning. within an hour, the clouds had cleared and we were in glorious sunshine.
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“The quieter rooms up and behind the main building (32-36). Elderly people may request rooms on a lower level (60-62)”
957tripper, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Find out if renovations are taking place near your unit and avoid like the plague.”
MartinS211, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to reserve a room where we were No. 67 was our room number.”
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“Our room was a 5 min walk up hill from the main lodge. Inquire about accessibility.”
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