Cathedral Peak Hotel

Accommodation in Drakensberg

Star Rating:3

Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the uKahlamba Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of South Africa's premier resort hotels.

Just 250 kilometers from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg, the famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible to its many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad. Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the van der Riet family has succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money. In addition the hotel offers a unique conference centre seating up to 200 delegates, a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venues and honeymoon suites ideal for that country style wedding and/or honeymoon.

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.

Room Description at :

Cathedral Peak Hotel offers a wide variety of accommodation. All hotel rooms provide tea/coffee making facilities, heater, telephone, television and en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower.

The comfortable en-suite family thatched rooms are ideally situated in the beautiful hotel gardens and can accommodate between 2 & 4 guests.

Very spacious deluxe suites have a private verandah and garden and the interleading family deluxe rooms are able to accommodate up to 4 guests in either twin or double beds.

Seven well-appointed executive/honeymoon rooms are set in secluded gardens. Recently refurbished to enhance their appeal and create a luxurious, intimate ambience, these honeymoon rooms all boast a king-size bed, LCD television, telephone, mini bar fridge, electric fireplace, underfloor heating, spa bath, and private verandah with breathtaking views of the Drakensberg mountains.

Superior rooms are newly constructed and very spacious elegant rooms. They are ideally situated in the hotel's beautiful gardens. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar fridge, flat-screen television, under-floor heating, telephone and private veranda.

The Mponjwane Presidential Suite boasts a fireplace, spa bath, steam bath, under floor heating, two televisions with full DSTV, air-conditioning and electric curtains opening onto a private verandah with spectacular mountain views of the Cathedral Peak range in the Drakensberg. The suite is decorated in warm textured hues with high quality finishes and sophisticated lighting. The natural surroundings are introduced into the d├ęcor and the guests will have the use of a private golf cart for the duration of their stay.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, dinner, breakfast, mid-morning, afternoon tea, VAT @ 14%

Rates Exclude:
Tourism & KZN Conservation services levies, and optional excursions.


Extra information

Conference centre: The unique and fully equipped conference centre, offering multi-various seating for up to 200 delegates, is designed to cater for a wide variety of needs from large seminars to smaller management meetings. Resident conference co-ordinators assist with every aspect of organisation and supporting arrangements to ensure a successful and memorable conference.

Green issues, environmental awareness and social responsibility are all fashionable buzzwords. Cathedral Peak Hotel is in a remote, pristine and isolated valley, and as a result these topics are very much a part of our everyday life. Our relationship to the environment and the communities we live within is very important, and we would like to share some of the ways we currently show we care...


 Support 5 high schools, 7 primary schools & 3 pre-primary schools by way of monthly grant-in-aid, managed jointly with community via representation on governing board.

 Mentorship programmes to Grade 12s.
 Full Technikon bursary to two matriculants annually after which they may work at the hotel.

 Owners and 37 staff personally sponsor all school fees for 173 orphans & children from single-parent families who would otherwise be excluded from the educational system.
 Work-experience programme for Grade 11 & 12 learners.


 Firewood for public area use grown from a managed sustainable wattle plantation.

 Active alien eradication and grassland rehabilitation programme employing labour from neighbouring communities.
 Re-planting and landscaping with indigenous vegetation (both water-wise and bird-friendly).

 Donga reclamation and path maintenance to minimise erosion on Cathedral Peak Hotel property.

 On-site water purification system, to ensure potable water is discharged back into the river system.

 Energy-saving measures including energy-saver globes, timer switches and day/night sensors.
 More than R700,000 spent on replacing conventional geysers with low energy consuming heat pumps.
On-going donation of food, clothes & linen.
Employment of local cultural entertainers for entertainment.
Aids education, awareness and training programme for staff using external counsellors.
 70% work-force from immediately neighbouring community
Setting up and funding of a block-making project as part of a self-employment initiative.