The Cavern is a Drakensberg holiday resort situated in the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, offering two types of accommodation (Standard and Superior) which have been rated as “Superior” by the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa.

Property Facilities:
A quiet read in one of our attractive lounges; an elegant tea on the lawn; a drink in the Cave Bar; choosing a wine from our Cellar to enhance your dining experience – it’s all about chilling! If it’s relaxation you are after, then the Cavern is the place to be.

The Forest Retreat
Unwind in magnificent surroundings. Enjoy our relaxing treatments by qualified body care therapists. We observe the strictest sterilisation and hygiene procedures and conform to a strong code of ethical conduct.

Area Information:
The Cavern is adjacent to the Royal Natal National Park and the Amphitheatre. This is a World Heritage site and should be included in your itinerary when planning holidays in the South African Drakensberg.
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, 73 species of trees and numerous wild animals. As a nature lover, this would be your ideal location.

In Room Facilities:
Our Standard rooms are set in lush garden landscapes with a vibrant mix of indigenous planting, filled with the sounds of birdlife.

The resort offers daily guided hikes and horse rides. For the more energetic, walks are organised to the Tugela Gorge and to the top of the Amphitheatre. The Cavern is home to an extensive range of recreational facilities, from trout fishing to mountain bike trails. With a 9-hole golf course and Adventure Centre down the road, this is the perfect holiday destination in the Northern Drakensberg.
Fish for trout in our five well stocked dams. Swim in the rivers or in our large crystal clear swimming pool.


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