Nestled in the heart of the Drakensberg lies 4-star Cathedral Peak Hotel, providing luxurious accommodation, decadent dining and endless 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 over 80 years, the van der Riet family has been building on his legacy, offering the Ultimate Drakensberg Experience and making unforgettable memories for every guest that visits us. Every day is an immersive sensory experience – from fresh mountain air and morning stillness, to epic afternoon thunderstorms and breathtaking views.

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.

Embrace your sense of adventure with a staggering array of facilities, activities and adventures on your doorstep – you’ll never want for entertainment at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Delight in unrivalled access to the Drakensberg mountains, with 18 stunning walks and hikes leaving from the hotel, ranging from gentle riverside strolls to scaling the summit of 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, children’s playground, mini golf course, a climbing tower and both heated and cool swimming pools. For young and old, our hotel is where lasting memories are made.

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.

Those looking for indoor entertainment will not be disappointed. Wet weather days are taken care of with a games room, table tennis, squash and 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 Center.

To round off your sensory Drakensberg experience, 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 a pool table, dart board and big screen TVs.

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 breathtaking views of some of the Drakensberg’s most magnificent mountains. Say your vows in front of stunning mountain vistas and begin your new life together with an unforgettable wedding experience.

Year-end functions, team-building adventures and professional conferences are all catered to with comprehensive equipment, a wide range of exciting experiences, and a stunning environment that will leave your attendees feeling energised and rearing to go.

Whether you’re looking for a family getaway, a romantic wedding or honeymoon, or a motivating conference, our dedicated team looks forward to welcoming you to the Ultimate Drakensberg Experience.