To be honest, we weren't really sure what to expect with our visit to The Cavern. A lot of the TripAdvisor reviews rave about the options for families with children, which is, of course, great, but which can also often mean noise and tantrums and seemingly deaf parents for the rest of us.
Very happily, the very excellent staff and management at The Cavern handle all their visitor groups well. There's a separate seating area and earlier meal times for young children. And there are plenty of activities for all the guests, including different level hikes depending on one's fitness and energy level.
The scenery is stunning. The food is excellent. The rooms are clean and comfortable. And the spa was one of the nicest we have ever been to.
This is a very special place and one we would be delighted to go back to.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Cavern Drakensberg Hotel Bergville