We have stayed at the hotel many many times over the last 30 years or so and keep going back as it is situated in one of our favourite parts of the Drakensberg. It has gone through many changes, some good and some not so good, and is now definitely a resort hotel with all sorts of activities on offer.
It still has the most spectacular view of any hotel in the Berg and the Executive rooms are great with the best view of all. The staff are as always friendly and helpful. However, we found that there were a number of things that detracted from the experience this time. The dinner buffet has become stodgy and overcooked - too many choices and not great quality. There were very few people in the hotel and less variety and better quality would have been great!
In addition the multiple activities such as golf and particularly helicopter flights and quad biking (which we think is a disgrace in such a quiet and beautiful place) do not add much and in fact disrupt the environment quite badly - both in terms of noise pollution and in terms of erosion and actual destruction of paths used by hikers. We have also found that the maintenance of hiking paths is not great. Good near the hotel and the Didima camp, but even a little further away, overgrown and eroded. It would be great
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4* family-owned Cathedral Peak Hotel offers unrivaled access to the Drakensberg Mountains within a World Heritage Site. The resort hotel caters for leisure, conference and weddings and offers an exceptional leisure experience, sumptuous buffet meals & warm hospitality. Accommodation is provided in family rooms, standard rooms, Superior rooms, seven honeymoon suites & the Presidential suite. Seasonal special offers cater for all budgets. A host of activities ranging from guided hikes, mountain and quad biking, helicopter flips, horse and pony rides, swimming pools, tennis, badminton, squash, lawn bowls, 9 hole golf course, floodlit mini adventure golf, in season children’s entertainment program and much, much more... ... more less
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- Hotel Cathedral Peak