Our work is to create beauty, to make the land more fertile, to make our living, to leave the world better than when we first came into it ~ Bill Carte ~ 1941 ~ Founding Grandfather
Once a humble homestead, rustic and simple, today The Cavern is a comfortable home-from-home for many families who holiday in these majestic mountains. The Cavern celebrates 75 years as The Resort of Many Returns.
It all began with a letter in 1941 from Bill Carte to Ruth; "Ruth, my darling, I plea as never before: Put your trust in me, marry me and be my mate in building up a home and a farm second-to-none in South Africa".
In the 1970's, Peter and Anthony Carte, took up the challenge of hospitality with their capable wives, Rhona and Jean. They grew it from a small guest farm to a thriving resort and by the 1980's The Cavern was in full-swing! Holidays were about making new friends, hiking every mountain and ending each day with a little activity in the evening. It was good fun and a great space for the 7 cousins to grow up in.
The Cavern is now run by the 3rd generation: Hilton & Megan Bedingham and Lesley Carte.