Nestled amongst the beautiful Drakensberg Mountain range lies Cathedral Peak Hotel. Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the hotel has been renowned for its warm hospitality and exceptional service.
Guests staying here can enjoy unrivalled access to the magnificent Drakensberg mountain range. Daily guided hikes (including walks to Bushman paintings and beautiful waterfalls) range from gentle riverside ambles suitable for the whole family to the challenging hike and climb to the summit of Cathedral Peak itself. Bird-spotting enthusiasts can tick off some of the 121 resident species recorded.
The immaculate 9 hole golf course situated on the property offers alternate tees for an 18 hole game, and the club house has a terrace with panoramic views of the mountains.
Horse riding is another activity, and the spectacular trails are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.
For those into fishing, the hotel has two bass and one trout dam - making this a perfect fishing getaway. A state of the art gym and steam room, tennis and squash courts, quad biking and mountain biking trails, a climbing tower, a dedicated games room and children's playground, and 3 swimming pool areas are ideal for those looking for some additional activity or to keep the children amused.
The Standard and Superior Rooms are situated in the beautiful hotel gardens, with views of the surrounding foothills from the private veranda. Some of these rooms are interleading, making them ideal for families.
The Honeymoon Suites are set apart from the rest of the hotel in tranquil and secluded gardens and face the Drakensberg mountains. Private verandas have loungers and breaktaking mountain views.
The Presidential Suite is the ultimate in luxury accommodation, and guests staying here are provided with a golf cart for their exclusive use for the duration of their stay.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the uKhamlamba Drakensberg Park Levy (pp per entry)
26 February 2020 to 31 October 2020
GBP 2 USD 3 ZAR 45 EUR 2
pp per entry
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Al meals and afternoon tea are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Cathedral Peak Hotel can be included in you own dream holiday.
KwaZulu-Natal Nature Explorer
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni
Kosi Forest Lodge
St Lucia Wetland Park
Ghost Mountain Inn
Thanda Tented Camp
Thanda Private Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This trip will bring you the best of KwaZulu-Natal’s natural beauty over 12 unforgettable nights. Get lost amongst the idyllic meadows and babbling brooks of the Drakensberg Mountains, indulge in some sunbathing on the beaches of Durban, explore the coastal forests and lagoons of the St. Lucia Wetlands and get away from it all at Ghost Mountain. Finally, end your trip on a real high by setting off on a Big 5 safari every morning and afternoon. If you need a break and you’re eager to get back to nature, this is the perfect trip for you.
This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, Durban, St Lucia Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal and Thanda Private Game Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Cathedral Peak Hotel Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg: Take the N5 from Harrismith toward the Free State. Not far out of the town turn left onto the R712, and after about 8 km, turn left again onto the R74. This route will take you past the Sterkfontein Dam, and down the scenic Oliviershoek Pass. Continue to Bergville. Just beyond Bergville, on the R74 to Winterton, turn right at the Cathedral Peak Hotel sign. After about 16 km turn right to Emmaus/Cathedral Peak. It is approximately 31 km from here to Cathedral Peak Hotel.
From Durban: On the N3, about 26 km beyond the Estcourt glide-off from the N3 freeway (and beyond the turnoff to the Central Berg Resorts) take the Bergville/Colenso off-ramp. Turn left onto the R74 to Winterton/Bergville (ignore the apparently shorter route from Estcourt through Loskop - a section of this road is currently rough gravel. Marked with a red arrow on the map.) Turn left onto the R600 in Winterton, and turn right after approximately 1 km to Cathedral Peak. After 11 km there is a T-junction. Turn right and almost immediately left to Emmaus/Cathedral Peak. It is about 31 km from here to Cathedral Peak Hotel.
General Information For Guests
Each en-suite room has a television, telephone, fan, heater, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini-bar fridge (stocked on request) and a private veranda.
Cathedral Peak Hotel's many indoor facilities include table tennis, a games room, a fully equipped gym with steam bath. The Peak Performance Vitality Centre is available nearby.
After dinner, enjoy a game of pool, darts or sport on the big screen in the well-known Harry's Bar or relax in the comfort of Albert's Cocktail Bar with the ambience of a roaring log fire complete with separate smokers' lounge. The stylish Hotel Lounge offers a quiet refuge from the day's activities.
Cathedral Peak Hotel guests enjoy free daily guided hikes (including walks to Bushman paintings and beautiful waterfalls). There are a choice of 18 different walks and hikes, ranging from gentle river-side ambles suitable for the whole family to the challenging hike and climb to the summit of Cathedral Peak itself. Bird-spotting enthusiasts can tick off some of the 121 resident species recorded.
In addition there is archery, horse and pony rides, mountain bike trails, a marked jogging route, tennis, squash, bowls, outdoor chess, beach volleyball, badminton, floodlit mini-adventure golf, a 10m climbing tower, heated and cold outdoor swimming pools and fly fishing.
The immaculate 9 hole golf course situated on the hotel property offers alternate tees for an 18 hole game. The club house boasts rest rooms, a lounge area, pub (Philip's Pholy) and a terrace with panoramic Drakensberg mountain views - the perfect 19th hole. The length of the course is 5542m and the course is graded a par 70.
Cathedral Peak Hotel is also a welcome family retreat with a host of children's facilities including pony rides, a children's playground, jumping castle, heated paddling pool and trampoline.
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