Nature Weekend

Birds, trees, flowers, medicinal plants and mountains. Discover the wonder of nature at the Cavern this weekend. Join one or all of these fascinating activities to learn how the trees, birds, rocks, mountains and people of this place, past and present, fit together in a marvellous way.

John Roff is a highly regarded professional nature and geology guide who has spent his life making the wonders of the earth accessible and interesting for people of all ages.

For a window into how John makes nature come alive, please visit and his Facebook page.

Dates for 2024:

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October


R3800 per person sharing in standard accommodation for the weekend (2 nights)
The rate includes accommodation, all meals, teas and guided walks and talks with John Roff.

Please let us know if you would like to book. Below is the proposed weekend programme.

Proposed Programme


Meet in the Conference Room for a talk; Stories in the stones – an introduction to the remarkable rock formations of the Drakensberg, and their ancient origins


06h30 – 08h00
Beginners birdwatching and breakfast at the Boma – A gentle morning walk for birding beginners, with an alfesco breakfast at the boma.

09h15 – 11h00
Return from the Boma via Top Dams, Cowslip Falls and The Grotto in time for morning tea.
An option to return directly to the resort if preferred.

Night walk in the Fern Forest. Meet in the main lounge.


Medicinal, useful and beautiful plants of the Cavern gardens

12h30 Sunday lunch & depart at your leisure

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