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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful stay. Very comfortable rooms - superb service and excellent food. Have travelled to many places and I can say that I was blown away by the hospitality, service, food and location. Outstanding - have to return!!

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great weekend away. Dining was great with good food. Child facilities are great and was brilliant to leave children with the nanny service while you enjoyed your meal! Rooms were ok. Spa treatments were quality. We will be back.

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

Dear David So pleased you had a fantastic holiday with your family. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Hilton & Megan Bedingham

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting idyllic and the staff could not be more helpful if they tried. A special mention for the patience and informative 'walk guides', who unfailingly answered the most naive of questions.Also the chef's and table staff who were also excellent at their tasks - the food every day was tremendous! Comfortable and clean rooms make life easier and relaxing.

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

Dear CFrobert Thank you for you kind review. I will let our informative guides and staff know of your comments. Kind regards Hilton & Megan

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived late at night after 3 hour drive from Durban. Military history group of 7 people. Offered 3 course meal. Rooms all modern and comfortable. Within easy walking distance of dining room. Did not use facilities as only there 1 night. Friendly service.

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

Dear Francis I hope you can stay longer next time. One night is not enough to experience our wonderful area. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cavern is ideally situated in Central Drakensberg, and a lot of hikes start here. What is more, the resort organises guided hikes every day (free of charge) and when the hike is too tiring, you can book a massage afterwards... Prices are also reasonable, especially when you consider the quality of the food (full board). Though I like the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this hotel. Its quaint in many ways and has along history. The other guest were mature, as this was out of season, in terms of schools, so fewer children and younger people around at that time , which was end October and beginning of November. You can use the location for walking from the hotel, or as...

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

Dear Stockton Glad you enjoyed our wonderful scenery and great hikes. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Gloucestershire, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a year ago from the other side of the world, we were not completely sure of what we would find here at the end of a 10kms by-road but we could not have been better pleased. We stayed at the Cavern for 4 nights at the beginning of our holiday and found a wonderful location, a beautiful and tranquil...

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

Dear RetiredFolk Sounds like you had a fantastic time - well done. Thank you for the positive review and we do hope you will join us again. Kind regards Hilton and Megan

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most enjoyable . Fine food , good weather and superb walks .Room was adequate . The only problem is that they only clean rooms late . Dinner dining could go on till a bit later , not to serious though .

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the Hague
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights here. First of all compliments to the staff for flexibility. Due to bad planning I arrived a day late. they saw our distress and let us off the hook. The grounds are nice, location good. However we felt there were too many rules and regulations, which took a bit away from the experience. It just didn't...

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

Dear Maarten81 Many thanks for reviewing The Cavern. Rules are hideous on holiday but a few guidelines are necessary especially when steering children from places of danger. We do try to word things carefully and love that families enjoy the great outdoors and explore the mountainside. We are very blessed to have a friendly team working with us and we...

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...

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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: $199 - $232 (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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“Ask for the four poster bed.”
 of 5 bubbles dentiStockton, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are a few rooms facing the kitchen building that should be avoided if possible”
 of 5 bubbles travellingjrr, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have good views, upstairs rooms have greater balcony privacy as the paths go past the ground floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Makzim, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford to spend a little more go for the Superior rooms away from the main hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Totigirl, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The superior suites are fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonM858, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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