Drakensberg Hotels

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Montusi mountain lodge: Upper class family hotel

Although relatively new, this hotel has quite a variety of activities on offer, from Horseriding & hiking to trapezing (Yes, you read correctly).

Very comfortable accommodation in self-catering units (there is a restaurant), a wonderful pool, and mountian bike trails add to the character of this resort.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written March 25, 2004
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The Cavern Berg Resort: Comfortable Family Accommodation

This hotel has been family run & owned for the last 65 or so years, and has developed a fantastic atmosphere. A new swimming pool has just been installed, they have 4x4 trips, hiking, horse riding, tennis, & a disco every Saturday night. The service is always friendly and laid back, but proffesional at the same time.

The best thing about this hotel is the wide variety of hikes on offer. Everything from a short 1/2 hour walk to a full 8 hour ,Big 5 hike, is available. And the views from the hikes are breathtaking, so don?t forget your camera!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Spa and Resort
  • Written March 22, 2004
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Sungubala mountain Lodge: Luxury outdoors!

This place is wonderful. really comfortable accommodation, brilliant hosts, hot water, the lot...

Hereś a list:
Stunning views
Unique atmosphere
Amazing hiking
Outstanding service

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Mountain Climbing, Budget Travel
  • Written March 21, 2004
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Little Switzerland: The name says it all

We stayed in one of the luxury rooms and it was truly wonderful. 2 Meals are included in the price and the food were fantastic.

Your room have the most wonderfull view and a spa bath to relax in with a nice glass of champagne.

They have alot of walking trails which leads to waterfalls and great views.

Then you can go to do some repelling. Young and old should try it. Great experience.

You can also go for horseriding.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Horse Riding, Hiking and Walking, Adventure Travel
  • Written December 19, 2003
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Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Leisure Resort: Magnificent mountain view.

The resort is located on an 860-acre estate bordering KZN Wildlife land, allowing access to spectacular walks and hikes.
En-suite rooms are spacious and comfortable and includes a television, telephone, heaters and tea/coffee making facilities.
The resort has 2 restaurants, Country Kitchen which serves a buffet breakfast and buffet dinners and the Bergview Restaurant only open in the evenings offering a La Carte dinners.

There are lots of activities, the best being a spectacular 18 hole golf course, with amazing mountain views.
Also available are: tennis, bowls, putt-putt, volleyball, badminton, walks, hiking, pitch and putt, horse riding and squash.
For the kids there is a “Discovery Park” where children can see animals in a mini farmyard with birds and rabbits. From the hotel you can also take horse riding hikes through the mountains or take a day trip by 4 X 4 vehicle up Sani Pass.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Golf, Family Travel
  • Written August 24, 2003
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view from 18th tee towards the clubhouse.


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Cathedral Peak Hotel: Cathedral Peak Hotel

The rooms range from standard to family rooms to deluxe. The deluxe rooms have wonderful views of the mountains from your patio. The hotel is single storey and well laid out

The setting is magnificent, there are tennis courts, swimming pool, horse riding, a bar and buffet restaurant. You will definitely not go hungry and don't think you will lose a few pounds on your hikes, you will soon replace those calories as the food is excellent.

They will provide packed lunches for your hikes and it it possible to go on guided walks.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 28, 2003
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Cathedral Peak Hotel


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Cathedral Peak Hotel ***: Northern Drakensberg Hotel Resort

Cathedral Peak Hotel is one of the most popular Hotels in the Natal Drakensberg.
Surrounded by the most stunning mountain scenery, the hotel also has an abundance of game, birds, plants and Bushman rock paintings.

The Hotel offers a wide variety of accommodation.
Comfortable en-suite Standard rooms with semi-private verandahs have stunning views of the surrounding mountain range.
Standard Thatched Rooms are situated in the beautiful Hotel gardens and can accommodate between 2 & 4 guests.

Very Spacious Deluxe Suites have a private verandah and garden boasting spectacular mountain views. (we were in one of these, and they are really lovely, separate bath and shower with glass door - which I did prefer!)

Interleading Family Deluxe Rooms are able to accommodate up to 4 guests in either twin or double beds. The suite comprises two comfortable double rooms separated by a sliding door and curtain.

The executive and honeymoon suites are set in secluded gardens. Each suite is individually decorated to create a luxurious, intimate ambience. These suites all have a large four poster bed, television, telephone, mini bar fridge, electric fireplace, underfloor heating, spa bath, and private verandah with breathtaking mountain views.

There is also a 'presidential suite' for the ultimate in indulgence - if you can afford it! This suite includes a golf cart for the duration of the stay at the resort!

All Hotel rooms offer television, telephone, heater and tea/coffee making facilities.
Rates are inclusive of dinner buffet (outstanding actually, one could make a real pig of oneself here!) and fabulous full breakfast buffet as well as morning and afternoon tea served on the terrace with cake and biscuits! Room service is available as well as a terrace menu for light lunches.
The food is awesome, my husband was delighted!

Situated on 400ha of land, Cathedral Peak Hotel is unique in that it falls within the boundaries of the Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve, and nestles right up against the spectacular Cathedral Peak range of mountains.

The Hotel's many recreational facilities include free daily guided hikes to bushman paintings, horse-rides, mountain bike and jogging route, tennis, squash, bowls, beach volleyball, table tennis, badminton, floodlit mini-adventure golf, 10m climbing tower, heated and cold swimming pool and fly fishing.
The childrens facilities are also superb, we never saw our daughter for 3 days - she also had her meals in the childrens dining room, which were very good indeed and appropriate for children.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Family Travel
  • Written July 14, 2003
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Penwarn Country Lodge.: Something for everyone and every pocket!

Penwarn has a variety of accomodation to suit every taste, from the secluded, luxurious Mthini Lodge which is a distance away from the main lodge, to a simple yet charming cave on a mountainside.
A self catering log cabin or 3 bedroom cottage, the choice is yours.

Mthini Lodge, situated on a hill, overlooking a lake towards the magnificent Drakensberg mountains is an intensely private, exclusive lodge.
Catering for only 8 guests in 4 en-suite bedrooms, it is possible for one party to reserve the entire lodge (as we did).
Each bedroom is uniquely furnished, opening onto a wooden deck over the lake. A fireplace in each bedroom, is lit each night when the beds are turned down and the electric blankets are switched on.
Guests are pampered with special touches such as sherry and home made biscuits in each room.
Meal options range from B&B to full board.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Horse Riding, Mountain Climbing, Hiking and Walking
  • Written July 7, 2003
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  • Reviews: 10

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Amphitheatre Backpacker, Northern Drakensberg: Amphitheatre Backpacker

This hostel is quiet rustic, but very charming. Settled in a nature reserve in the middle of nowhere, it offers a good starting point for hiking in the northern Drakensberg. They offer transport to the starting points of various hiking trails in the royal natal nationalpark and food as well. You can also go on trips to the local people around.
But don't expect a colorful nightlife here. There is just a little bar in the surrounding, nothing else. The next supermarket and bank is also far away, so take enough food and money with you.

very good located in a nature reserve, excellent views

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  • Written February 19, 2003
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