northern drakensberg

The Cavern Resort & Spa

The Cavern Resort & Spa, named after the infamous Cannibal Cavern, is nestled in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg in the Amphitheatre World Heritage Site area. 

A place of captivating beauty, it is surrounded by majestic mountains, lush indigenous forests and clear ’berg streams.

Once a humble homestead, rustic and simple, today The Cavern is a comfortable home-from-home for many families who holiday in these majestic mountains.

The Carte family has owned the Cavern for 75 years and from the outset have given guests memorable family holidays – not just a stay at a good hotel.

It all began with a letter in 1941 from Bill Carte to Ruth: “Ruth, my darling, I plea as never before: Put your trust in me, marry me and be my mate in building up a home and a farm second-to-none in South Africa”.

The Cavern is now run by the third generation: Hilton and Megan Bedingham and Lesley Carte.

Spionkop Lodge

Experience an unmatched getaway at Spionkop Lodge, which is set against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, on the Kwazulu-Natal battlefields route.

Relax by the pool situated on an expansive 700 hectare game farm,  Spionkop Lodge is the perfect base from which you are able to explore battlefields, berg, bush and birds of this region of Kwazulu Natal.

The lodge offers visitors an awesome sense of space and beauty, supreme comfort and warm hospitality. The turn of the century farmhouse has been beautifully restored in Natal colonial style. The converted barn now forms the magnificent dining room that boasts spectacular views.

Guests savour fine cuisine and excellent service whilst appreciating the African landscape and battlefields.

Guests are offered the choice of full board or self-catering facilities. Colonial style chalets are located in the park-like grounds, each individually furnished and appointed to offer luxury. There is also the majesty of the nearby Drakensburg mountains.


Battlefields and Northern Drakensberg Tour

KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, The Story of conflict and dark bloody encounters and
Souring mountains concealing hidden caves, scattered with age-old rock art.