The Cavern - Northern Drakensberg

The Cavern has been introducing overseas and South African visitors to the joys of mountain holidays for six decades. The Cavern, named after the “Cannibal Cavern”, is situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve adjacent to the Amphitheatre World Heritage Site in the Northern Drakensberg of KwaZulu Natal. This stunning resort has won numerous accolades and awards. 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 chilly evenings. Our Superior accommodation is set away from the resort, in tranquil gardens, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The unique Cave Bar is the ideal place to meet for a sun-downer looking over the valleys below. 

The accommodation and sports amenities are terraced around the main complex, giving the resort a commanding view down the valley. The thatch accommodation blends beautifully with the massive sandstone cliffs, indigenous forest and cool mountain streams. The Cavern is home to numerous Bushman paintings, 214 species of birds, 150 species of trees and numerous wild animals. The resort offers daily hikes to bushman paintings and rock carvings. For the more energetic, walks are organised to the Tugela Gorge and to the top of the Amphitheatre. An extensive range of recreational facilities, from guided walks to horse rides, jeep trips to trout fishing and mountain bike trails are available on the reserve. Just over three hours from Gauteng and Durban it is the ideal area to spend some time in the mountains.


Tel (013) 767 1377