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High in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg, surrounded by towering mountains, forests and streams is a unique family resort – The Cavern.

  • drakensberg accommodation
  • swimming pool
  • spa reception

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 named after the ‘Cannibal Cavern‘, a 200 metre wide and 60 metre deep overhang, situated above the hotel, and which was home to ancestors of the Amazizi tribe.

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.

This fabulous resort has won numerous accolades over the years. Superior suites and standard accommodation are available with views of the surrounding valleys. The Forest Spa, set high up in the indigenous forest, is a relaxing space to unwind in whilst being treated by our therapists.

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.

The Carte family has owned the Cavern for over seventy years and from the outset have given guests memorable family holidays – not just a stay at a good Hotel. At The Cavern we appreciate that it is people who make your holiday – people with whom to laugh or share a drink. It’s a time to spend with family and to enjoy many happy interactions with your children which make it a special getaway in the berg.

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  1. Dear Kate,

    I only have a room available for two.

    I can offer you this superior suite 01-05 Apr 2015 (4 nights) at the rate of R2880 per night.

    Please note that there is a minimum stay of four nights over this period for this room.

    Warm Regards


  2. Please let me know if you have rooms available for sharing, for 8 people, on 1 – 3 May (2 nights), and the price per person.

    Many thanks

  3. hey. I know I’m taking a huge chance. My friend and I would like to come to resort. Just for the night can you let me know if you take one night bookings and if there are still any suites available. Thanx.

  4. Dear Swazi,

    I cannot assist you with accommodation 24-27 Apr 2015 as we are fully booked.

    If you would like the prices for the spa and our rate could you please e-mail us info@cavern.co.za

    Warm Regards


    • Dear Casper

      Hope you are keeping well.

      I can assist you with comfortable standard double bedded room 27-01 May 2015 at a rate of R1040 per person per night sharing.

      Please email info@cavern.co.za to book.

      Kind regards,


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