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Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bergville
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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I would sincerely like to thanks all the staff and management of the resort for a wonderful weekend. I booked the weekend for my boyfriend birthday and all my additional request was done as asked from the bottle of champagne on arrival to our spa treatment. Thanks again and we will definitely be back in the near future.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jani W
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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear Jani

Many, many thanks. So wonderful to read your review and lovely to have had such a special time.

Best regards,

Megan & Hilton
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We have just had four days at The Cavern in a luxury room at the Fern Forest. The room was very nice and had a TV, fridge and under floor heating. Seems a selection of strange things to go on about but sadly the weather was raining the whole time we were there so those little touches were very useful. The Cavern staff offer lots to do for their guests and the catering is still superb. Fred, the Chef and his staff, do great food and at times of inclement weather dining is a drawn out delight.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear Tom

It is always wonderful welcoming you back and super that you enjoyed your time in our superior rooms, overlooking the forest, despite the inclement weather!

We do look forward to your next visit.

With warmest regards,

Megan & Hilton
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

After a long and tiring drive, it was lovely to receive a cheery welcome from Ryan, a guy we reacted with several times on our trip and somebody with good interpersonal skills.
The accommodation is spread out and for a small supplement it is worth taking a superior room which gives you a room in a single story building with small terrace and wonderful outlook over the forest and mountains. We also had a friendly antelope who came to visit. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, with fridge, large TV, bath and shower and safe.
There are guided walks every day and several laid out hikes for those preferring to venture out on their own. The Nature Trail through the woods is especially lovely but so also, the more energetic hikes to the lakes and dams higher up.
On the down side, the food left a lot to be desired. There was a small choice at each meal time but the quality could have been a lot better. I had wanted to while away some time on the putting green but when venturing there with putter and balls at the ready, somebody had filled in all the holes, I guess you cannot get everything right.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stephen_Jeffries
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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Stephen

Thank you for taking time to review us on Trip Advisor. Super that you received a warm welcome and that you enjoyed so many features at the Cavern.

Our apologies that the putting green was not up-to-scratch - I closed the putting holes to let the grass cover back and have now put in new ones.

Food is a tricky one. On checking-out each departing guest completes a questionnaire which monitors all aspects of service at the hotel. Food is normally rated as very good. It can be such an individual preference but we do endeavour to serve fresh wholesome food. Obviously one must strive for improvement and new dishes are introduced at regular intervals.

With kind regards,

Megan & Hilton
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Unbelievable Experience. Breathtaking views, Great food, great activities, professional and friendly staff. Very welcome underfloor heating in the rooms (during Autumn and of course Winter), brilliant talks on bird watching. Loads of wild birds all year round.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Gavin V
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hiltondavid, Manager at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Many thanks, Gavin for all your fantastic comments! Kind regards. Hilton & Megan
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We had a wonderful restful time in this beautiful resort. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. Gorgeous scenery and lots of fun can be had here. It was a great ex

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stephaniegrant
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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Hi Stephanie

Thank you for reviewing us so favourably! We are glad that you had such a great time.

Best regards,

Megan & Hilton
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

My wife and I stayed here overnight as part of a group touring Southern Africa. The Cavern is situated on 3,000 hectares of picturesque land in Drakensberg and provides great opportunities for walking, horse riding and other sports. Views from the terrace are superb, as are vistas from the walking tracks. Children are well catered for in this family oriented establishment. Accommodation was very comfortable and the food was delicious.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The best part of this property are all the bird songs which are especially glorious in the morning. Make sure you leave a window open at night (preferably the screened door so no unwanted insects fly in).
We really enjoyed our stay at The Cavern. There were lots of activities. The staff is helpful but sometimes you had to press them a little to find out all the things there are to do. We took a hike up to the grotto -- about 20 minutes. The next day we took the Nature Walk hike - about 45 minutes. There are also escorted hikes available. Horseback riding, canoes, trampoline, tennis, lawn bowling, and a practice golf green on site.
It took us a bit to figure out the meal seating -- I guess you are supposed to get the same table for the entire time you are there but there was some confusion in our assignment.
Food was good -- 3 meals included in the price of the room. Drinks are extra. Refrigerator in room is a nice touch -- they'll stock it with what you order. Sleeping room was nice. Beds a little firm for me. Shower had a wonderful water flow and spray. Noise from neighboring room was bothersome -- not much sound insulation.
Pool had a little debris in it but it didn't bother me. Water temp was perfect.
Overall, a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hiltondavid, Owner at Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Sequim

Thank you for sharing your experiences of your stay at The Cavern and we are pleased that your time with us was wonderful. Our garden has abundant birdlife and we have been planting more and more indigenous plants, with the assistance of Elsa Pooley, to encourage our feathered friends.

We normally do allocate a table to each family for their stay but occasionally the wheels fall off when someone else changes places.

The majority of our rooms are thatched. Unfortunately thatch is not the most insulated of materials and sound can travel if neighbours are noisy. We do apologise that this was a problem.

We hope we may have the opportunity of welcoming you again.

Best regards,

Megan & Hilton
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Property: Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa
Address: End Of D 119 Road 3350 | Amphitheatre, Northern Drakensberg, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bergville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cavern Resort & Spa welcomes you to the adventures of mountain holidays. The Cavern, named after the “Cannibal Cavern”, is situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve adjacent to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre World Heritage Site.This holiday offers you daily guided hikes to bushman paintings and rock carvings. For the more energetic, walks are organised to the Tugela Gorge, the second highest waterfall in the world, and to the top of the Amphitheatre (3100m). An extensive range of recreational facilities, from a forest spa, horse trails, trout fishing and mountain bike trails are available. This stunning resort has won numerous accolades. Honeymoon suites, superior suites and standard accommodation are available with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, indigenous forests and mountains. Honeymoon suites are complete with four-poster beds and fireplaces for cool evenings. The superior accommodation is set away from the resort, in tranquil gardens, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The reserve is home to abundant wildlife including leopard, baboon and eland and over 200 species of birds and 150 species of trees.The Forest Spa, set high up in the indigenous forest, is a relaxing space to unwind in whilst being treated by our therapists. Afterwards the unique Cave Bar is the ideal place to meet for a sundowner while looking over the valley below. Just over three hours from Gauteng and Durban it is the ideal area to spend some time in the mountains. ... more   less 
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