• Guest Rating: (7)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Holiday Resort
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High in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg, surrounded by towering mountains, forests and streams is a unique family resort - The Cavern.

Named after the "Cannibal Cavern", it is situated on a private mountain reserve adjacent to the Amphitheatre Royal Natal National Park - a World Heritage Site.

This stunning full board Drakensberg resort has won numerous accolades. Superior suites, superior rooms and standard accommodation are available with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, forests and mountainside.

The Superior accommodation is set away from the resort, in tranquil gardens, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

The Cavern is set in a secluded valley beneath the massive sandstone cliffs of the Northern Drakensberg. The thatch accommodation and facilities blend beautifully with the natural surroundings of the area.

The Cavern is home to numerous Bushman paintings, 213 species of birds, 150 species of trees and numerous wild animals.

Child Friendly
The Cavern is a child friendly family resort and has a separate children`s dining room for children under 7 years. The children`s dining room is also set up for entertaining kids during adult meals.

Children`s entertainment is organised in the afternoons on a daily basis and Nannies are available for hire outside of meal and organised children`s entertainment times.

During the day children are kept busy on the trampoline and jungle gym and there are pony rides twice a day. Canoes are available for hire on the dam and they can even try and fish. There is a small separate kiddies pool and an exciting kiddies slide into the large pool.

Dining
Meals
The Cavern Dining Room offers a Table d` hot menu. This is a set menu which includes a wide variety of meal choices, and always includes a vegetarian entre. Vegetarians are advised to let our Reservations office know prior to arrival. Regrettably, the Cavern does not have an a-la-carte Restaurant and we are unable to cater for other special dietary requirements.


A range of beers and a selection of South African wines are available. The Emaweni Cave bar is fully licenced, and operates between 12h00 & 23h00.

Accommodation
The Cavern offers two types of accommodation (Standard and Superior) which have been rated as a "Superior" family resort by the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa.

Standard Accommodation
Our Standard accommodation is set in lush garden landscapes with a vibrant mix of indigenous planting, filled with the sounds of birdlife.

Each room has a patio to soak up the sun and enjoy the mountain splendour.

Superior Accommodation
Our finely appointed Superior accommodation has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains with private patios to soak up the sun, listen to the sounds of forest streams and relax in our mountain wilderness.

All Superior accommodation has a TV and bar fridge.

Clothing and Accessories:
Bring clothing suitable for all weather.
Health and Climate:
Summers are hot with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Winter days are warm, and the nights cold.
Activities:

This Drakensberg resort offers daily guided hikes to such wonderful destinations as Thonsela Cave, Cannibal Cavern, Echo Cave and Sungubala amongst others.

For the more energetic, walks are organized to the Tugela Gorge and to the top of the Amphitheatre.

The Cavern offers an extensive range of sport and recreational facilities, from guided walks to horse trails through splendid scenery, jeep trips and trout fishing in five well stocked dams.

Swim in the rivers or in our large crystal clear swimming pool or choose from a variety of leisure activities, including tennis, bowls, volleyball, jogging, and mountain biking.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Policy
A charge of R250.00 per room will be levied for cancellations.
2 months notice: Full refund of deposit
1 to 2 months notice: 75% of deposit
2 weeks to 1 month: 50% of deposit
LESS THAN 2 WEEKS – NO REFUND OF DEPOSIT
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Conference facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Spa
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Wi-Fi
English
Xhosa / Zulu
Bowls
Communal Television
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Playground
Trampoline
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

The Cavern Drakensberg Resort is a Holiday Resort in Bergville Northern Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Directions:

From JHB, follow the N3 to Harrismith.
Then travel 5km on the N5 towards Bethlehem, turn left onto the R712/R74 towards Golden Gate (alternate route to Durban).
After 8km, turn left again towards Bergville on the R74.
After 34km, at the bottom of the Oliviershoek Pass, turn right towards the Northern Drakensberg.
Travel 6km, and turn right towards the Cavern (10km)

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Rooms and Units Available at The Cavern Drakensberg Resort

Standard Room
Comfortable room, bathroom en suite, no TV
Amount of units/rooms available: 40
Maximum Persons per: 2
Superior Room
Superior accommodation with TV and bar fridge
Amount of units/rooms available: 6
Maximum Persons per: 2
Superior Suite
Spacious suite with TV, bar fridge and fireplace
Amount of units/rooms available: 10
Maximum Persons per: 2
Latest Reviews
Friendly, efficient staff. The setting is absolutely beautiful very relaxing and quiet. Life made simple - all you do is eat, relax, drink wine & sleep. Perfect weekend away location. Can't wait to go back .... well done to the Cavern staff for making our weekend perfect!
Pam du Plessis Nov 2014
Room was good; meals were good
Terry Meyer Oct 2014
The Cavern Drakensburg Resort more than lives up to its advertising. Anyone visiting the resort will not be disappointed.
We booked two nights, so were only there for about three days, as part of our trip to SA required that we had to be in Johannesburg by a certain date. Had it not been for that we would have stayed longer. There was so much to see and do that unfortunately we were only able to scratch the surface. Our accommodation was excellent, well maintained and comfortable. The restaurant food was very good, with a great variety...and the promise that if there wasn't enough on your plate, you could ask for more. There was always a buffet available and the breakfast one was especially nice. I would recommend The Cavern Drakensburg to anyone, single, Married or with Children if any age - you'd love it. But, book a week at least, it's well worth the time and effort to get there...and certainly value for money.

Philip Woolley May 2014
The room was excellent, the food always good, the staff very friendly, the service great, all in all a hotel I would definitely go to again!
Sharon Pratt May 2013
We very much enjoyed our stay at The Cavern Drakensberg Resort. The surrounding and the food was excellent and we hope we have the opportunity to come back.
Kell Hartmann Oct 2012