Hosted Retirement Retreats – Cathedral Peak 3 night, Drakensberg Mountains

Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak

Join our 2021 scheduled departure:
18th – 21st April 2021

Minimum 6 guests per departure
Bookings close 1 month prior to travel

Breathtaking, Soulful Drakensberg Mountains – Walks – Hikes – Swimming Pools – Mountain Streams – Bowling – Mini Golf – Golf –  Quiz Evenings – Mouthwatering Cuisine

Ignite all your senses and rejuvenate your soul
Experience the joy of freedom and exploration and take away unforgettable memories

Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak:  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. With a wide array of facilities, activities and adventures on your doorstep, there is a diversity of entertainment at Cathedral Peak Hotel and what better way to enjoy yourself than with a group of old and/or new friends on a Hosted Retirement Retreat with Africa Memories Travel.

Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak
Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak Highlights:

  • Located in the heart of the Drakensberg Mountains surrounded by impressive & iconic mountains
  • The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a recognised UNESCO Word Heritage Site
  • Secluded historical hotel
  • Bushbuck roam freely in the gardens
  • Mountain animals you may see include eland, genet, grey duiker, grey rhebuck, hyrax, reed buck
  • Diversity of activities – be as relaxed or as active as you wish to be: Badminton, 5km walking / jogging trail, tennis, gym, mountain bike trails, swimming pools, mini golf, table tennis, beach volleyball, Harry’s action bar with big screen TV’s as well as darts and karaoke evenings, 18 hikes and trails with daily guided hikes, bingo as well as quiz and games evenings, outdoor chess, walking trails, hiking trails, spa, bars
  • Stunning 9 hole golf course
  • Relaxing spa
  • Top class chefs prepare delicious arrays of culinary delights
  • Unique richness of biological diversity – outstanding plant species
  • Exceptional Natural Beauty – soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high altitude grasslands, pristine river valleys, rocky gorges
  • Human creative genius in the form of San Rock Art
  • An abundance of bird life
  • Relaxing gardens, outdoor and indoor spots

Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak experience

Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak Sample Itinerary

The below is an example itinerary and dependent on weather, physical capabilities and what you would like to participate in – you can do as much or as little as you would like to do, nothing is compulsory. Activities are always more fun in a group and a balanced mix of relaxation and activities are key to a fabulous, memorable retreat!

Sunday
12h00-14h00  Check-in and we will go straight to lunch which is a delicious spread served in the diningroom after which your host will orientate you with the layout of the hotel
14h00-15h00 We will assist you and settle you in to your comfy spacious room in the hotel’s beautiful gardens, with an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee-making facilities, a TV, fan, heater, telephone and private veranda.  Unpack & relax.
15h00 Afternoon fun quiz in the lounge
15h30-16h00 Yummy Tea, coffee & bakes on the Terrace
16h30-18h00 Relax & enjoy the tranquility of your beautiful surroundings – take a walk around the grounds to familiarize yourself
18h00-18h30 Pre-dinner drinks and good conversation in Albert’s Cocktail Bar overlooking the mountains
18h30-21h00 Delicious Buffet Dinner
20h30 Pleasurable Flood Lit Mini Golf or bed after a delightful day in the mountains or bedtime if you are weary

Monday
07h00- 10h00 Fabulously satisfying Buffet Breakfast
08h00 Highlighted 3.5 hour comfortable hike to the stunning Ribbon Falls, some of the cleanest drinking water in the area, with breathtaking views over the endless valleys and majestic peaks of the Drakensberg mountains
09h00 Gentle 2 hour scenic walk with photographic Opportunities to the beautiful Umlambonja Valley (valley of the hungry dog)
10h30 Tea, Coffee and bakes on the Terrace
11h00 Pleasurable Lawn Bowls
12h00-14h00 Gratifying Mini Buffet Lunch
13h30 Gentle 2.1km / 2 hour guided walk to the beautiful Doreen Falls & intriguing Bushman Paintings
15h00 Afternoon fun quiz in the lounge
15h30 Delicious Tea, Coffee and bakes on the Terrace
16h00-18h00 Relax, nap, chill by the pool
18h00-18h30 Pre-dinner drinks in Alberts Bar
18h30-21h00 Lip-smacking Buffet Dinner
20h30 Engaging Bingo in the lounge for those who would like some more fun or bed for those that need to recharge for the day ahead

Tuesday
06h45 Gentle bird spotting walk for birders and non-birders to get outdoors and discover & appreciate our beautiful birdlife
07h00-10h00 Hearty Buffet Breakfast
08h00 Guided 4.1km / 4 hour hike to Baboon Rock for those who enjoy a physical challenge and magnificent views
09h00 Guided 2 hour moderate walk to the beautiful Fern Forest, a shady indigenous forest with impressive ferns and tall yellowwood trees, spotted with a few natural pools
10h30 Deserving Tea, Coffee and bakes on the Terrace after our morning activities
11h00 Entertaining Horse Shoe Tossing
12h00-14h00 Fabulous Mini Buffet Lunch
15h00 Enjoyable Mini Adventure Golf Competition
15h30 Pleasant Tea, Coffee and bakes on the Terrace
18h00-18h30 Pre-dinner drinks on the terrace outside Alberts Bar
18h30-21h00 Mouthwatering Buffet Dinner
20h30 Fun Music quiz in the lounge or chill at the bar or if you are weary, bed is calling!

Wednesday
07h00-10h00 Take a stroll before breakfast and take it all in before meeting up for an assorted, satisfying Buffet Breakfast
10h00 Checkout and head home in our comfy vehicle and trusty driver

For those who would like a complimentary game of golf (green fees only) in one of the most breath-taking locations in the Drakensberg, we’ll fit it in!  Just let us know beforehand and we will work out the logistics accordingly and if you require a golf cart, we will advise you of the costings which will be payable on arrival.

Travelling with Africa Memories Travel

TRAVELLING WITH MEMORIES TRAVEL MAKES IT EASY, SAFE AND COMFORTING FOR YOU:

  • You don’t need to drive yourself – Door to door service provided – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water, refreshment stop, comfort stops, snacks)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • You aren’t part of big group – we offer small, intimate, personalised group safaris
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Strict Covid protocols apply

Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak - soulful drakensberg

YOUR TOTAL INVESTMENT – Hosted Retirement Retreats Cathedral Peak:

18-21 April 2021: R 7 777.00 per person sharing / single

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks, tea/coffee refreshment stop; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard room; All meals; Afternoon teas / coffees and baked treats; On-site Activities including fun quiz’s, mini golf, walks, hikes, bingo, horse-shoe tossing, and so much more; One complimentary 9 holes of golf; Conservation levies; Tourism levies.

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Spa Treatments; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.

Note: One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Larger guests (100+ kg) that may need to occupy more than 1 seat – a supplement may apply – it is important you let us know this information at the time of booking to ensure everyone’s comforts are ensured. Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles. Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to the hotel. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply. You do need to be physically able to get in and out of the transfer vehicles, with the aid of steps & be able to walk with/without walking aids for short distances to/from your room and the hotel. Please do let us know of any physical challenges at the time of booking. Over 60’s only. 

Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE

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