Cathedral Peak Hotel – Scenic Retreat in South Africa

The Cathedral Peak Hotel is celebrating 75 years of luxurious hospitality. This superior resort hotel is nestled in South Africa’s spectacular Drakensburg Mountains. This magnificent mountain range is a World Heritage Site and offers everything to all travelers, from indulgent relaxation to adrenaline-pumping adventure, all with breathtaking views.

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This popular hotel has been owned and run by the Van der Riet family since it opened its doors on Christmas Day 1939. The tradition of warm hospitality and excellent service has continued through the years and is still very much in evidence today.

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Cathedral Peak Hotel comprises of 104 rooms and suites. There are spacious superior rooms, as well as inter-leading family rooms for the ease and convenience of families on holiday. In addition, the hotel offers honeymoon suites as well as a presidential suite.

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For those seeking exclusive luxury, it is well worth booking into the Presidential Suite. It features electric curtains, under-floor heating, a fireplace, two televisions with satellite TV, air conditioning, a spa bath, a steam shower, a private balcony, as well as your own private golf cart.

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The hotel offers a range of top class facilities. Albert’s Cocktail Bar is the perfect location from which to savor the last few golden rays of African sunshine on the mountain tops as you sip your favorite sundowner.

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The stylish dining room serves delectable cuisine in the form of buffets for both breakfast and dinner. Harry’s Bar is open until late at night. The roaring log fire is guaranteed to keep you warm as you enjoy a game of darts, pool, or watch the latest sports fixtures on TV with your companions.

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The sports facilities on offer cater to all tastes and preferences. Guests can elect to spend their leisure time in the various swimming pools (including paddling pools and a heated splash pool), or playing tennis, squash, golf, bowls, mini golf, volleyball or archery. As if that wasn’t enough, other exciting options include horse and pony rides, trout fishing, quad biking, mountain biking, and a gym.

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For unsurpassed scenic views, helicopter sightseeing tours can also be arranged upon request. For those who would like to spend their time in the mountains, Cathedral Peak Hotel offers free daily hikes that are led by knowledgeable guides. There are a total of 18 different hikes from which to choose, to suit all levels of fitness and ability. These scenic walks and hikes enable guests to go bird watching, see mesmerizing waterfalls, and see original ancient San rock paintings.

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For business travelers, the hotel has fully equipped conference facilities. There are five different conference rooms from which to choose, seating up to 200 people. The modern facilities cater to all your business needs, and the hotel is able to accommodate spouses and families in its 104 rooms and suites.

Cathedral Peak Hotel undoubtedly caters to all guests’ needs. Whether you want a corporate stay, a family getaway or a romantic mountain refuge, this hotel has everything you desire. The facilities cater to all ages, and all preferences. This hotel offers superb service and luxurious accommodation in simply awe-inspiring surrounds.

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Cathedral Peak Hotel Address: Drakensberg South Africa P.O. Box 208, Winterton KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Telephone: +27 (36) 488 1888 Fax: +27 (36) 488 1889 Email: Website:

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.