Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg, KZN


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, bowling green, 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.

For idyllic mountain weddings, our charming 120-seater stone-and-thatch chapel is set in beautiful natural gardens, and has an expansive window behind the pulpit boasting breath-taking views of some of the Drakensberg’s most magnificent mountains. Revel in stunning views as you say your vows and begin your new life together with an unforgettable wedding.

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.

Whether you’re looking for a family get-away, a romantic wedding or honeymoon, or a motivating conference, our dedicated team look forward to welcoming you to the ultimate Drakensberg experience.

The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a recognised UNESCO Word 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site 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.

With an abundance of birds and plants, as well as some of the worlds’ most stunning scenery and rock art, the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions and holiday destinations.

Nestled in a tranquil and secluded valley in the heart of the Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak Hotel offers unrivalled access to some of the Drakensberg’s most magnificent peaks, beautiful hiking trails, and many San rock art sites.

If you’re looking for entertainment, adventure or relaxation, Cathedral Peak Hotel is your ultimate Drakensberg activity paradise!

Free Activities: Climbing tower, badminton, squash, 5km jogging trail, tennis, gym, mountain bike trails, swimming pools, mini golf, pony rides, games room with table tennis & Xbox games, beach volleyball, Harry’s action bar with big screen TV’s as well as darts and karaoke evenings, children’s playground, 18 hikes and trails with daily guided hikes, board games, bingo as well as quiz and games evenings, outdoor chess, trampoline.

Paid Activities: 9-hole golf course with alternative tees for an 18-hole game, guided quad bike trails, helicopter rides, horse rides, trout fishing, wellness centre.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Choice of Bars
After a long day enjoying all the hotel has to offer, relax and reminisce next to a roaring log fire at Albert’s Cocktail Bar overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountains; or keep the party going with a game of pool or darts at Harry’s Bar, with a big screen to catch up on all the latest sports.

We offer a daily entertainment programme all year round and a children’s entertainment programme on long weekends and school holidays.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find the ultimate Drakensberg experience at Cathedral Peak Hotel!


Month of LOVE 01-28 February 2022 (excluding 11-13 February 22):  Take 20% off!
Also includes includes unlimited green fees, a complimentary horse ride, R100 discount on quad bikes, 20% off a couples hot stone or aromatherapy full body massage, valentines buffet dinner on 12 Feb 2022.  Min 2 night stay. 

21 DEC 21 – 02 JAN 22/ 15-18 APR 22 (MIN 3 NIGHTS)PER PERSON


Standard Room sharing  R    1 916,00  R                                   1 733,00
Standard Room single  R    3 831,00  R                                   1 733,00
Superior Room sharing  R    2 012,00  R                                   1 844,00
Superior Room single  R    4 023,00  R                                   1 844,00
Executive / Honeymoon sharing  R    2 506,00  R                                   2 314,00
Excecutive / Honeymoon single  R    5 012,00  R                                   2 314,00
Presidential Suite sharing  R    2 818,00  R                                   2 818,00
Presidential Suite single  R    5 636,00  R                                   2 818,00
4 bed interleading standard family room: *Minimum of two Adults and two Children or three Adults sharing on standard rate    
Children sharing adults room:    
0-3 years free FREE FREE
4-12 years  R        580,00  R                                      446,40
Includes: All meals, mid-morning and afternoon tea, VAT
Excludes: Tourism & KZN Conservation Services levies
Children: Children may eat in the adult dining room between 18h30-20h00

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