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The Cavern Resort & Spa

End Of D 119 Road 3350, Amphitheatre | Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3350, South Africa
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The Cavern Resort & Spa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the 2014 Flock in the Berg event organised by Birdlife South Africa and made the absolute best choice of accommodation for the 6 nights that we spent in the Berg. The Cavern is an experience that cannot be described. There is a reason why family owned places are so special and this one has quite a history. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights in February. The drive from the main road was quite a challenge, about sixty km with plenty of potholes. Reception at the Cavern from Alex was warm and efficient. The room was clean, well appointed, with a balcony. Our first evening meal was a bit surreal, because we couldn't understand how the menu worked,... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from our 7th (I think) Cavern mid-week "pensioners special" Other than the miserable weather everything was just perfect for a relaxing time away from the rat race!! Our room has been re-furbished since our visit last year. Lovely new comfortable bed and furniture. Our waitress Zinhle, was 'new' to us, what a star long may she... More

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If it's olde-worlde charm that turns you on, then The Cavern Hotel is the place for you. It is obvious from the moment you enter at the gate, that the successive family owners have loved it through-and-through. The sensitivity of the landscaping, of the buildings, of the walks through the fern forests, the labelled trees (botanical names), the little notice... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My partner and I had the pleasure of spending the weekend at the Cavern Resort and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves. From the moment you enter the premises, you are greeted with friendly smiles and wonderful service. We were assisted by Alex, telephonically, initially and when we arrived, Alex was very welcoming and friendly. Although its a family resort, we were... More

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Kloof, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I am an avid Mountain Biker. My wife loves relaxing. We both love our comfort and food. Through All Out Adventures nearby there hundreds of kilometres of beautiful MTB trails. The SPA is apparently (my wife used it a couple of times) well run and reasonable. The food was outstanding and the staff were efficient and friendly.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It has been nine years since we visited the Cavern and we were not disappointed by our 3 day Valentine -offer stay. The food, the superior room accommodation, the scenery , the pool were just as good as we remembered and the complementary foot massage in the 'new to us' spa was extremely relaxing. All the staff were professional and... More

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I had the most relaxing and enjoyable time the food was good and the staff were excelent. The rooms were clean and the view was outstanding. There is a lot do do during the day and in the evening. Different types of walks for the lazy to the fit.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Cavern's slogan (coined by guests many years back) remains as true today as when I first visited the resort in the 1970s with my parents. Since then, I've been back numerous times, first as a teenager, then as a young adult, and now as a parent of two primary school boys. As full-board family-run hotel, there aren't many place... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My family has been visiting The Cavern for at least 25 years and though our general holiday policy is never to go to the same place twice, The Cavern draws us back time and time again. It really is the place of 'many happy returns'. Once the hubbub of rat-race life is behind you, your unpacking is done and your... More

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Additional Information about The Cavern Resort & Spa

Also Known As:
The Cavern Drakensberg Hotel
The Cavern Drakensberg Hotel Bergville
Address: End Of D 119 Road 3350, Amphitheatre | Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Bergville
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty lodging in Bergville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 

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