"This is a beautiful hotel in a dramatic location."
We spent 3 days and nights in Cathedral Peak and could have doubled our time there and still not have been bored. The walking is amazing to suit all ages. In addition there is leisure facilities at the hotel including golf swimming mini golf and a games room. The food while buffet service for all but lunch is excellent with a huge variety of dishes.
We loved this place.
I booked and paid through Expedia, but in the hotel at first they were trying to charge a difference between the rate paid and the rate considered for this day by the hotel. After I explain that I had paid in advance and I had not more to pay, the point was understood.
The other point is that the hotel has different sides with differents lebel of room. During the booking is not able to know which tipe of room is it. There is not pictures...
After 11 kms of very very rough public unmetalled road you reach a rough track to the Retreat. It is wonderfully situated on the edge of a plateau giving it uninterrupted views of the whole of the central and north Drakensberg range. Stunning.
The grounds are extensive so you can stay home and hike for miles in completely unspoiled countryside. The Retreat has a swimming pool, billiard room and spacious lounges and communal areas. There are extensive lawns, free-roaming horses It is fabulous really.
We stayed for three nights, braving the road to do some daytime touring. Breakfasts were excellent. Dinners were freshly cooked and very good indeed. Staff were 100% helpful. There was a well-stocked trust bar. And wifi worked well in hotspot areas, not in your room.
"Spacious chalets with breathtaking mountain views"
Great family vacation in the Drakensberg mountains. Many well marked trails to hike, entertainment programme for the kids and friendly staff. The shop is a bit on the expensive side and the waffles are bad, but other than that I will recommend Alpine Heath with a smile.
Cobus from Gauteng
Situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, Alpine Heath offers a tar road right to the hotel front door. With a …More
My wife and I loved the Fordoun. It was the perfect relaxation stop on our tour of the country with safari on either side. The restaurant is great. Milk tart ice cream was the best we'd ever had. Staff could not have been more helpful and the room was luxurious.
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