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Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I must admit that our expectations were different from what was offered here, so we decided to leave earlier than we'd planned. I will try, however, to review the hotel for what it is and not what we'd it expected to be. We thought the Cavern to a luxury destination. In fact, it is more a family destination. There is...

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

ear Stalex24 Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on The Cavern. We are primarily a family resort and yes, we are set in the most beautiful location. We are in the process of upgrading all our bathrooms but it does take time to get from one side of the resort to the other. The rooms overlooking...

Bobcaygeon, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We chose the Cavern based on TA reviews and all our expectations were met. The location is great, the rooms are comfortable (albeit the sound insulation could be better when you have a noisy toddler next door) and the food was outstanding. Our four days flew by since there was so much to do and see. We managed three of...

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

Dear Travelling... So pleased to hear that you had a fantastic holiday. We hope you will visit us again. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Love this place! Will be back again and again. A wonderful location away from the hustle and bustle. So much to do to clear he mind, body and soul. The staff are amazing and enjoy all the traditions. A great family getaway.

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

Dear David Thank you. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome Accommodation & Idyllic located Spa , Spectacular views, delicious food served with a friendly attitude by our waiter Andile. Aka Mr "Are you sure you don't want some more" Old School South African Genuine Hospitality!👍👍👍👍👍

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

Thanks Robert! Can't be a better compliment about! Andile will be pleased to get such a great mention.... Best wishes, Megan & Hilton

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a brilliant time at the Cavern, it was our first visit and it did not disappoint. The resort is in a perfect position for visitors to explore the magnificent surroundings. Our family loved the guided walks!

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

Dear Karen Lovely to read your review. So special having family time and even better when everyone enjoys the outdoors! With kindest regards, Megan & Hilton

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Honoustly one of the best holidays I have ever had. From start to finish it was one happy experience after another, with your every whim attended too. Reception was warm and welcoming, the rooms flawless, and the dining fit for a king (with delicious, quality ingredients - over 3 days we were served exquisite meals comprising ostrich, duck, salmon, sole,...

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

Dear Oliete Thank you for your super review. Love the "G&T under the yellowwood"! We will share your words with all our staff who will be thrilled. And, we do hope to see you back soon. Warm regards, Megan & Hilton

South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I might have been expecting too much. The surroundings is beautiful and the hikes around the cavern is awesome. Food is great and they do quite a bit to keep the kids occupied. I think we just had a raw deal on the room. We stayed in room 53. The room has no privacy at all. There is a walkway...

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

Dear Chabba55 If there is one thing one learns quite quickly in hospitality it's that you can't please everyone all of the time and that one man's meat can certainly be another man's poison. Dear Room 53 is possibly one of the most popular and requested rooms at The Cavern. It's a relatively cozy interleading room (with 2 bathrooms), close...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Cavern is located in perhaps the most beautiful region of South Africa. It is nestled in the Drakensberg Mountains, at the end of a valley with stunning views. The rooms are comfortable, clean and modern. The food is not outstanding but more than adequate. The guided walks are well managed and well paced and take the walker through some...

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

Dear Deborah Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It certainly is a special location, right at the top of the valley, snug in the mountains. Wonderful that you didn't go hungry and that you enjoyed all the hikes! Best wishes, Megan & Hilton

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

As a newly retired couple we decided to treat ourselves to a fully catered holiday for once. Since The Cavern was a 'bucket list' destination, it became our first choice. We were certainly not disappointed!! From the moment of arrival at the security gate until our departure, we experienced the most friendly and helpful attention from every single employee with...

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

Dear Mr & Mrs Bennett It's quite a honour being on the bucket list but especially special that you had a great stay. We do hope we will be able to welcome you once again. With warmest regards, Megan & Hilton

Gauteng
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What an amazing long weekend I've just had with my mom at The Cavern, it truly stands up to all the amazing Tripadvisor reviews I've read. From first greeting by Dumisani at reception and a short tour, we could feel the laid back charm and soon started the unwinding process with a bottle of bubbly on the outside deck and...

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

Dear Kerry What a comprehensive review! From food to staff to hiking to just enjoying time-out at the Spa.... So much to do! And, we are so fortunate to have a great team. Thank you! We look forward to another happy return... With our best wishes, Megan & Hilton

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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: €147 - €162 (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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“No need, they all excellent”
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“Standard room was fine and we would make the same choice next time.”
MartinMuscatOman, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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