Great family destination, staff are friendly and helpful, always willing to assist. Roads to hotel good, no problems. They go the extra mile to have the family very well entertained, from a set programme for kids daily to hikes and night entertainment for the entire family. If you are willing to get out and about, it is difficult to be bored here. Only negatives for me was that the bathrooms in the venue can do with a little upgrade, blackening grouting etc, but really it is not that bad at all, totally manageable. Other negative was the service at breakfast, waitress was clueless, forgot our drinks order, brought coffee instead of tea and food took a long time to come. Spa, was also closed, when we tried calling, looks like it is privately run, and if quite they just leave. All that being said, I would definitely visit again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ALPINE HEATH – A PLACE OF WONDER. The magnificent mountains of the Drakensberg provide the spectacular backdrop for Alpine Heath Resort. The resort is located midway between Durban and Johannesburg, and offers superb accommodation, fine cuisine, All-Out-Adventure pursuits and superb conference and wedding facilities. This resort is a sports enthusiast’s dream with a host of activities available to keep the entire family entertained. Guests can choose from indoors activities like:• Board Games• Squash• Table-tennis• Gym• Spa treatments There is also an extensive range of outdoor activities, which includes:• Horse-riding• Helicopter flips• Fishing• Mountain biking• Tennis • Putt-putt course• Swimming and even friendly sport matches. The kids will be fully entertained with ‘funtastic’ options that are sure to exceed any child’s expectations and energy levels. A daily variety of things to do, from arts & crafts to nature related activities are on offer. Children will never have a dull moment with the exclusive Kid’s Entertainment Program at the Kid’s WOW Zone! Just five minutes drive from Alpine Heath Resort is the All Out Adventures, which caters for extreme adrenaline junkies. Their activities vary from their well-reputed Canopy Tours to the Zipline and Kingswing. Alpine Heath Resort has many hiking trails, varying in difficulty, on offer. Situated in a World Heritage Site, the resort is the perfect base from which to explore some of the country’s finest trail attractions including the Amphitheatre, Tugela Falls (the World’s second highest waterfall) and Mont aux Sources. The Royal National Park is located 15km from the resort and boasts fantastic hiking opportunities at the world-famous Amphitheatre. Some of the trails available are:• Chain Ladder Hike• Tugela Gorge• Surprise Ridge• Cannibal Cave• Cascades, Look Out Rock• Tiger Falls. A trip to the Drakensberg would be incomplete without visiting the Spionkop Battlefields and all the history associated with the South Africa Anglo-Boer War. Relive the memories of past heroes and walk in the footsteps of three great leaders, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and General Louis Botha. Alpine Heath Resort offers guests a number of dining options. Hungry patrons can choose between self-catering or enjoy the culinary delights of the resort’s La Gruyeres Restaurant, savor some scrumptious offerings at the resort’s onsite eateries - The Tavern or the Pizzeria, enjoy light snacks at the Coffee Shop or shop for some fresh produce at the local Village Market so that guests can prepare cuisine in the comfort of their own chalets. The resort has 100 luxuriously appointed, fully-equipped chalets offering panoramic mountain views from comfortable lounges, a fireplace for those romantic wintery evenings, kitchen, patio, satellite TV and three cozy bedrooms. Alpine Heath Resort is truly a highlight of the Drakensberg and it’s what makes this unique berg village so popular all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alpine Heath Hotel Drakensberg Region