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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is quite a few years since we were able to visit the Cavern and did wonder if the memories we had of our previous stay would be met this time. I can only say that they were exceeded in every way! From booking in to leaving we had nothing but the best of service and attention. The setting is...

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Washington DC
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cavern knows that all the drama is in the vistas and views of the mountains - so the lodge is wonderfully low key and comfortable. We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a multi-city trip across South Africa. The rooms are fairly basic (no TV or wireless). The main lodge features a lovely patio dining room, a...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first impression of this resort was not favourable, but that was because we arrived in the dark after a long drive, however the next day, we discovered what a gem of a place it was. It is a proper family resort with pool, tennis courts, bowling, and activities for the children, and having spoken to many guests, it seems...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the different hikes, the food, the way kids are so well catered for and the friendliness of all the staff. The pool and jungle gym areas are great and there was so much to do. We also saw some great birdlife.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had three nights at The Cavern with our two children (ages 4 and 2). We all agreed that we will definitely be returning, hopefully sooner rather than later. The boys had a great time with plenty to keep them busy and a great pool for swimming and relaxing. The staff were all wonderful, nothing was too much trouble and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights and enjoyed every minute. Excellent food. Service is always good and friendly. Our room had lovely views of the side mountain and it was magical to lie on the bed and watch the mist envelop the mountain. We went on a short walk thru the nature trail and got caught in a downpour which made the...

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

Dear Elvia Thank you for your magical review and see you again in December. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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: €156 - €172 (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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“Our room was a 5 min walk up hill from the main lodge. Inquire about accessibility.”
 of 5 bubbles vacagirl, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“this is not suitable for people with walking difficulties, it is spread over a hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles vap88, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a room with a view away from the main hotel complex. Not for those who have mobility problems.”
 of 5 bubbles lesley542015, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Superior rooms and superior suites are excellent with unbelievable forest views for total relaxation.”
 of 5 bubbles 23lalithar, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the four poster bed.”
 of 5 bubbles dentiStockton, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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