Cathedral Peak

View from Mikes Pass in the Cathedral Peak Area

View from Mikes Pass in the Cathedral Peak Area

The Cathedral Peak Area  is situated in the Northern Drakensberg. Cathedral Peak has splendid scenery with the Doreen Falls as an excellent example of a Drakensberg waterfall. Views of the Central Drakensberg can be had by venturing to the top of Mike’s Pass (accessable with a 4×4 vehicle) and a natural feature of breath-taking nature is the Rainbow Gorge, with two enormous boulders forming a wedgesuch that you can pass under them. Didima Resort and San Art Centre, a KZN Wildlife Project is well worth a visit. A 4×4 trail leads from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Cathedral Peak via the Mnweni Valley. It provides a challenging drive as well as a remoteness that is unique in today’s world.

Cathedral Peak Accommodation

  • Monks Cowl Country Club & Lodge We are situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesberg and two and a half hours from Durban, in the magnificent Champagne Valley where Cathkin Peak and Champagne mountains can be viewed.
  • Ardmore Guest Farm We provide personal, farm-style accommodation on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis. Ardmore Guest farm is situated in the enchanting Champagne valley of the central Drakensberg, just below the majestic Champagne Castle (2nd highest peak in South Africa at 3377m)
  • The Bridge Lodge A Break away to the Central Drakensberg. Stay in the Bridge Lodge at affordable accommodation rates, excellent food and typical KZN hospitality… Explore the Central and Northern Drakensberg from here. This centrally located thatched Lodge in Winterton
  • Lilac Lodge & The Purple House B&B Situated in the picturesque village of Winterton in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Lilac Lodge has a number of cottages available, ranging from a two sleeper to a ten sleeper. All the cottages are tastefully decorated and equipped to make your stay  comfortable
  • The Nest – Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Venue The combination of award winning food, spectacular gardens, wonderful facilities, friendly staff, relaxing accommodation and exquisite views over the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site
  • Ama Casa Cottages Break away from the stress of modern lifestyle and surround yourself with picture perfect panoramic views of the central Drakensberg.  ease back and relax in your own private jaccuzi.  Rejuvenate body and mind as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Champagne valley
  • Cathedral Peak Hotel Discover a paradise of fresh mountain air and exquisite surroundings. Cathedral Peak is renowned for its natural beauty and the award-winning hotel is one of South Africa’s firm favourites.
  • Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast Champagne Valley is an area of outstanding beauty situated in the Central Drakensberg, a World Heritage Site, only 2 hours drive from Durban and 3½ hours from Johannesburg.
  • Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort Dragon Peaks was originally a caravan and camping ground with cottages being built later to accommodate staff from the Choir School. In 1985 they became founder members of Club Caraville, today known as Caraville Resorts and started with self-catering cottages.
  • Wits End Self Catering Chalets The resort, a two-hour drive from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, is ideal for a weekend getaway or a longer, more leisurely stay and is situated in a malaria-free area.
  • Acorn Cottages B&B Enjoy heavenly scenery all around you from the peace and privacy of your own home from home cottage or suite in the stunning CHAMPAGNE VALLEY. Look up at the imposing Drakensberg Mountains of Champagne and Cathkin
  • Champagne Sports Resort Situated in the tranquility of the Central Drakensberg, boasting the most spectacular view of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, lies Champagne Sports Resort. This cosy hideaway’s unique combination of convenient location, country club atmosphere, luxury accommodation
  • Champagne Valley Resort It is a ‘get-away’ commanding an equally extraordinary location at the foothills of the Central Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Didima Camp (Cathedral Peak) Didima camp features 62 two-bed luxury chalets, 2 four-bed cabins, a two-bed honeymoon suite and a six-bed bungalow. Each of the two-bed chalets are back to back and an interleading door allows the two chalets to be converted into a four-bed family unit with self-catering
  • The Ponds Visit our “self catering” cottages at “The Ponds”, in the Central Drakensberg. This is a wonderful retreat, and is set amongst huge trees, some of which I believe are 150 years old.
  • Berg Retreat accommodation in Winterton
  • iKhaya la Mafu We offer secluded self-catering accommodation in the Drakensberg in two cabins situated high in the Monk’s Cowl Reserve of the Central Drakensberg Mountains. iKhaya la Mafu, which translates into House in the Clouds, offers unequalled beauty and tranquility
  • Inkungu Lodge  Inkungu Lodge gets its name from the Zulu word ‘IzinKungu’, meaning ‘mist’, an apt name when one looks over the valley at the morning mist covering the dam. This harmony with nature has been carried through every aspect of the lodge
  • Rose Cottage B & B A perfect breakaway or stopover on your way to the coast. Indulge yourself in this cosy, quaint and romantic accommodation, between huge trees, abundant birdlife where peace and tranquility enfolds you! Close to berg resorts for hiking, horseriding, golfing, arts and crafts
  • Tranquillity Self Catering Cottages Tranquillity Farm is a 50 acre property set in the heart of the beautiful Central Drakensberg. Only a two hour drive from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg we invite you to come and experience the peace and tranquillity true country life has to offer.

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