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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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Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting the Cavern for 11 years, and it never gets stale!! The staff are well trained and happy - and this is infectious! Leaving the dining room after a delicious meal and stepping out into the beautiful Drakensberg is an indescribable experience. The guided hikes are well balanced for young and old, and the peace and tranquility...

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful week at this beautiful resort. The food was amazing, the friendly staff helpful and the accommodation very comfortable. Access is via a tar road (travel via the Oliviershoek pass - stunning scenery) and there are a wide variety of activities on offer. The walking trails are well worth it but study the supplied map carefully and...

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently celebrated our anniversay at the Cavern! And what a spoil and treat! We absolutely loved our stay. The food is 5 star! The Cannibal Cave Long walk is definitely a must do! As well as the wine tasting. The standard rooms are just that standard so if you can spoil yourselves and upgrade then it definitely will be...

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to the Cavern regularly and this time we were blown away by the presentation of the food! As usual the rooms were comfortable and although it was a wet weekend it didn't dampen our stay. We cannot wait to return again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an absolutely fantastic place! Did a lovely hike up to the Cannibal Cave with our guide Mike showing us all the different flowers. The food was amazing, we really enjoyed our stay at the Cavern and we will definitely be back.

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

Dear Francois Thank you for your fantastic review and I will let Mike know that you enjoyed his hike. See you soon. Hilton and Megan Bedingham

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Had the most wonderful impromptu one night stay here. Spa treatment was awesome. Dinner was an absolute treat and the whole experience was extremely restful! Although not a boutique resort, one certainly is made to feel at home and there is something for everyone. Is a great family resort but thanks to the creative layout of the facilities, couples can...

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Very disappointing, the only place in South Africa we weren't offered a welcome drink on arrival. It was a bit like I imagine Center Parcs to be, lots to do for children an quite interesting if you like hiking, but not for retirees.The room was dull and dingy, with no bathroom amenities.The food was adequate and the staff a bit...

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

Dear Chris. We see that you also stayed at the 5 star Oyster Box (their cheapest room is R3100 per night bed and breakfast) and Leopard Hills (their cheapest stay is R13 800 per person per night) before staying at our hotel. I am flattered that you then chose to stay at The Cavern. Our most expensive room is R1670...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Standard rooms are nothing fancy, but are clean, comfortable and recommendable. The food and service is unbeatable with an interesting little pub and wine cellar below. The only thing that needs a little maintenance are the nature trails that are showing signs of neglect. We're convinced that we heard a low leopard-type growl up near the grotto ! Eish !

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

Dear 957tripper Thank you for your lovely review. The upkeep of the paths is a mammoth task but our guides have worked hard to clear where necessary and add logs to help with erosion. It is an ongoing operation and after all our lovely rain the grasses are growing incredibly fast! We are always wondering about the elusive leopard.... must...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I spent 3 nights at this resort last week. We had booked a Superior room and expected to have a relaxing stay. Unbeknown to us there were unit renovations being carried out in our section of the resort resulting in us being greeted by the sounds of a grinder being operated and hammer and chisel being used...

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

Dear Martin Thank you for taking the time to write and be in touch. As I have explained in an earlier email to you I am sorry that you have not had a relaxing holiday and can only apologise for this situation. Each year we refurbish approximately 10 rooms and have been upgrading all the bathrooms at The Cavern. During...

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our room was nice - the bathroom a bit small though. There was only a tiny strip of under carpet heating so we found our room very cold (in the middle of summer!). There should be more heating available. The staff were excellent. The food? Plenty of it but the quality wasnt good - over cooked lamb chops, duck under...

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

Dear Lillian Thank you for your review. Sorry that it rained but we do need the rain after the worst drought in 100 years. Its good for our farmers and good for the country. You are probably correct - we are not the Resort for an unstable person in their 80's who finds it difficult to walk. I am afraid...

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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: $217 - $245 (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.
V4968QYiant, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
907lillianp, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room was a 5 min walk up hill from the main lodge. Inquire about accessibility.”
vacagirl, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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