Cathedral Peak Hotel Drakensburg
Nestled in a tranquil and secluded valley in the heart of the Drakensberg lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, providing premier accommodation and entertainment surrounded by the magnificent peaks of some of the World Heritage Site’s most impressive and iconic mountains. When Albert van der Riet first laid eyes on this valley in the early 1900s, he had a vision of a secluded hotel that would be closer to the mountains than any other hotel at the time. For the past 80 years, the van der Riet family have been offering the ultimate Drakensberg experience and it’s a privilege to look back on this unbroken history.
Guests are accommodated in 104 spacious and well-appointed rooms, ranging from standard, family and superior rooms to Executive/ Honeymoon Suites and the private Presidential Suite, providing the ultimate in luxury for up to 254 guests. With a staggering array of facilities, activities and adventures on your doorstep, you’ll never want for entertainment at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Unrivalled access to the Drakensberg mountains sees 18 stunning walks and hikes leaving from the hotel, ranging from gentle riverside strolls to scaling the summit of the Cathedral Peak itself. Those looking for more speed will revel in mountain bike trails, jogging routes, horse rides, quad biking and a helicopter for nearby sightseeing flights.
The whole family can enjoy sport in the sun on the hotel grounds, with on-site facilities including tennis, beach volleyball and badminton courts, children’s playground, mini golf course, a climbing tower and both heated and cool swimming pools. The crowning jewel is the hotel’s very own 9-hole golf course, with alternate tees for an 18-hole game, ranging a glorious 5542m through the valley and ending at a beautiful clubhouse with panoramic mountain views. For those looking for indoor entertainment one will not be disappointed. Wet weather days are taken care of with a games room, table tennis, squash, a fully-equipped gym, and if you’re seeking inner peace, look no further than a pamper session from professional therapists at the hotel’s Wellness Centre.
A team of top-class chefs ensure a delicious array of culinary delights, with extensive buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner. And once the day is done, guests can relax and reminisce at Albert’s Cocktail Bar, or keep the party going long into the night in Harry’s Bar with pool table, dart board and big screen TV’s.
Year-end functions, team-building adventures and professional conferences are all catered to with comprehensive equipment, unforgettable experiences and a stunning environment that will leave your attendees feeling energised and excited.Packages
CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
We know that a conference is far more than just a room with chairs, tables, a data projector and a set of speakers. Conferences are about collecting your people together, possibly the only time in a year, to think strategically, plan effectively and ensure that everyone feels inspired. Our property can offer your delegates a range of unforgettable experiences in a stunning environment that will leave them feeling motivated and enthusiastic.
Fully-inclusive conference packages at attractive rates
Free use of conference rooms with facilities when delegates stay at the hotel
Multi-variable seating arrangements in our conference rooms
A boardroom and break-away rooms
Large refreshment and service area
Controlled heating or air-conditioning
Ample secure parking on site
Superb choice of activities and entertainment for partners and families accompanying delegates
Gala dinners and private braais
Helicopter flights among the majestic mountains
WALKS & HIKES
18 stunning hikes and walks leave right from our doorstep, ranging from gentle strolls down the riverside to scaling the summit of Cathedral Peak itself. Our Cathedral 4 Challenge is a fantastic achievement for any hiker, and will earn you an official medal and certificate. Daily guided hikes are offered including bird watching and Bushman San Art Sites. All hikes and walks are complimentary to hotel guests.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Those looking for a bit more excitement on their holiday will enjoy various mountain bike trails, a jogging route, horse rides for various levels of experience and quad biking. Our very own helicopter is also available for jaw-dropping nearby sightseeing flights.
SPORT IN THE SUN
You don’t need to leave the hotel grounds to find your adventure – our on-site outdoor facilities include tennis, outdoor chess, mini-golf, beach volleyball, badminton, a climbing tower, and both heated and cold swimming pools. We also offer additional activities only for children including a children’s playground, trampolines, pony rides and splash pool.
GOLFING IN THE DRAKENSBERG
Our crowning jewel is the hotel’s very own 9-hole golf course, with alternate tees for an 18-hole game. Ranging a glorious 5542m across our tranquil and secluded valley, your round will end at a beautiful clubhouse terrace boasting panoramic mountain views.
WHEN IT GETS A LITTLE WET OUTSIDE…
Even in wet weather, Cathedral Peak Hotel has more than enough to keep you busy. Our indoor games room is filled with fun activities, and the more energetic can enjoy table tennis, squash and a fully-equipped gym with a steam bath.
If you’re looking for some inner peace, the hotel has an on-site Wellness Centre, and our expert therapists will pamper you with luxurious massages and various treatments.