The Cavern is set in a secluded valley beneath the massive sandstone cliffs of the Northern Drakensberg. The thatch accommodation and facilities blend beautifully with the natural surroundings of the area. This incredible getaway delivers some of the best South Africa accommodation with a choice of standard and superior rooms, and a selection of superior suites separated from the main resort for the ultimate peace and privacy. The Cavern is home to numerous Bushman paintings, 213 species of birds, 150 species of trees and numerous wild animals. As a nature lover, this would be your ideal location.
Each of the Standard rooms are set in lush garden landscapes with a vibrant mix of indigenous planting, filled with the sounds of birdlife. Each room has a patio to soak up the sun and enjoy the mountain splendour.
The finely appointed Superior rooms have magnificent views of the surrounding mountains with private patios to soak up the sun, listen to the sounds of forest streams and relax in the mountain wilderness. Superior rooms have a TV and bar fridge.
With superior finishing and fittings the superior suites are nests of tranquillity, each with its own private fireplace, patio, TV and bar fridge. They have magnificent views of the surrounding mountains with the sounds of waterfalls and streams rushing through indigenous forests.
The dining experience at the Cavern is nothing shy of spectacular. The menu features a variety of international dishes and local specialities. From Parmesan & Almond Crusted Kingklip to Wild Mushroom & White Wine Risotto, Curried Chicken & Cashew Nut Korma to Grilled Venison Steak with Mixed Berry Jus, all cooked to perfection in a setting as brilliant as it is aromatic.
Unwind in magnificent surroundings. Enjoy relaxing treatments by qualified body care therapists. The luxurious “Forest Retreat” nestles happily on the edge of the Cavern’s beautiful Fern Forest, an ecosystem steeped in history. About 200 000 years ago, during a warm wet period, Afro-montane forest stretched all the way from the equatorial East African highlands to the Cape, covering most of the eastern half of the country. So while your body enjoys the physical pleasures of care and cosseting, let your spirit fly free in the fabulous forest.
Every day local guides are on hand to accompany guests on short or more challenging hikes. Numerous beauty spots are visited where a brew of tea and crunchies are enjoyed. Fish for trout in five well stocked dams. Swim in the rivers or in the large crystal clear swimming pool.