Cathedral Peak Hotel, 4* Drakensberg
Cathedral Peak Hotel offers un-rivalled access to the Drakensberg Mountains within a World Heritage Site. The resort hotel offers an exceptional leisure experience where the mountain scenery is complemented by sumptuous buffet meals and warm hospitality. The extensive range of facilities and activities includes a 9 hole golf course, with alternate tees for an 18 hole game, heated outdoor pools, mini-adventure golf, tennis, squash, trout-fishing, archery, mountain bike trails, guided quad bike rides, forest arena paintball, and FREE daily guided walks (including to Bushman paintings). Exhilarating helicopter flights are available.
The Hotel is a mere 250km from Durban and 400km from Johannesburg. Accommodation is provided in Family Rooms, Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, 7 Honeymoon Suites and the luxurious Presidential Suite.
Offering an in-season entertainment programme, a custom children’s dining room, playground with trampoline and babysitters, this renowned Hotel is perfect for family getaways.
Cathedral Peak Hotel offers a fully equipped modern conference centre for up to 200 delegates and the charming stone-and-thatch chapel is ideal for memorable country weddings.
Whether your aim is a relaxed family holiday, conference or a romantic mountain getaway, the hospitable staff and management look forward to welcoming all guests to an unforgettable Drakensberg experience.
World Heritage Site
The spectacular Drakensberg mountains took their rightful place on the international tourism stage when the 243,000 hectare uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park was proclaimed a World Heritage Site (WHS) on 29 November 2000. In addition to recognising the unique natural beauty of the Drakensberg, the World Heritage Site title also focuses world attention on the mountain park’s rich collection of rock art, the last visible signs of the San Peoples. In order for any site to be included in the World Heritage List it must meet one or more of the Natural or Cultural Heritage Property criteria. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg satisfies two natural criteria and two of the cultural criteria.
International recognition was granted to its unique richness of biological diversity, its endemic and endangered species, its superlative natural beauty as well as its masterpieces of human creative genius in the form of tens of thousands of San rock paintings.
Within the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park there are some 600 rock art sites, collectively representing over 35,000 individual images. Remarkably the rock art in the Park is better preserved than any other region south of the Sahara. The oldest painting on a rock shelter wall in this Park is 2,400 years old while more recent creations date back to the late nineteenth century.
With an abundance of birds and plants, as well as some of the worlds’ most sunning scenery and rock art, the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions and holiday destinations.
Cathedral Peak Hotel’s many indoor facilities include table tennis, a games room, fully equipped gym with steam bath and a beauty therapist where you are encouraged to relax and be pampered with one of the many treatments available from Peak Performance Vitality Centre.
The elegant hotel dining room offers an extensive buffet of superb culinary creations at both breakfast and dinner. All meals are personally overseen by the hotel’s team of top-class chefs. A separate children’s dining room provides younger children with nutritious meals, toys and entertainment and the opportunity of meeting new friends (babysitters are available on request).
After dinner, enjoy a game of pool, darts or sport on the big screen in the well-known Harry’s Bar (a smoking venue) 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 (bikes can be hired), a marked jogging route, Tennis, squash, bowls, outdoor chess, beach volleyball, badminton, floodlit mini-adventure golf, a 10m climbing tower, heated & cold outdoor swimming pools, fly fishing, quad bike riding and helicopter sightseeing flights.
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.
There is an abundance of activities at Cathedral Peak Hotel to suit both young and old.
Travel Documents, Visas & Health Requirements
It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure that they are in possession of the correct travel documentation prior to departure.
Gateway Travel & Tours cannot accept responsibility for any consequences, of any nature whatsoever, arising from the passengers failing to ensure that they have complied with the necessary health, passport and visa requirements.
A valid passport is required for all international and cross-border travel. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your intended date of return and must have at least 2 blank pages for visa stamping purposes. In certain cases, foreign passport holders require re-entry or departure permits and it is advised to contact the relevant consulate before travel for up-to-date visa and health requirements.
We recommend that all travellers have comprehensive travel insurance from time of booking, and insurance packages are available for purchase though our offices.
Prices are from a starting price, per person sharing and subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies and surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.