This is what a day at the Cavern can mean for you:
After breakfast, you can join in the guided party hiking into the hills for morning tea and to explore the indigenous forests where woodcutters felled yellowwood trees over a hundred years ago. Study bushman paintings, view the unspoilt splendour of one of natures finest mountain creations where the pressures of traffic and time do not exist. Swim in a ‘berg stream before returning with heightened appetites for a tasty lunch.
There’s horse riding, tennis, bowls, volley ball, swimming or trout fishing. Relaxing and enjoying the view from the front lawn on a summer’s evening, or sitting in the lounge around a cozy log fire in winter, lead to sundowner conversations with new friends. This well earned relaxation is what Drakensberg holidays are really about. After an enjoyable dinner, you can participate in some organised entertainment, watch TV, play pool or table tennis, or just chat!
The Cavern is the “Holiday Resort of Many Happy Returns” where families enjoy their holidays with others who share similar interests; a place where lasting friendships are made!
Don’t forget to bring:
Flat shoes for bowls/ putting
Clothing suitable for all weather
Trout fishing tackle – permits are available
The Laundry service is available Monday to Friday. We regret that there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or public Holidays.
We are on tar roads in the Northern Drakensberg 3 hours from Durban and 3.5 hours from Johannesburg in the Northern Drakensberg, 10km off the Bergville – Royal Natal National park road. Petrol is available during office hours (for cash only). Guests traveling from Durban or Johannesburg can use the Greyhound or Translux Inter-city bus service. Please make prior arrangements with us to meet you at your coach drop off point. There is a charge for this service. See Find Us for more details.
Dress for dinner is ‘smart casual’: no shorts, T-shirts or sportswear. Collar and tie are not required.
A dance is held on Saturdays during the school holidays. During the school terms we have a quiz evening. During the week we organise games evenings and other entertainment.
Guided morning walks to one of our many beauty spots take place daily. Walkers are rewarded with freshly brewed tea and Cavern biscuits at their destination. Day hikes are organised on request. In season, challenging hikes are organised on request, which include: the Amphitheatre, Tugela gorge, The Cavern’s ‘Big 5’ and other spectacular destinations.
The Hlolela Store is a well stocked curio shop and s open during office hours.
The Emaweni “Cave” Bar operates daily between 12h00 & 23h00
Morning rides are for the more experienced riders. Afternoon rides are generally shorter and for the less ambitious. See Walks and Rides at the Cavern for more details.
Conferences and Training sessions:
Our Enzansi conference room seats up to 30 delegates. Please see our conference information for details.
Regret strictly no pets .