Visit South Africa to discover the breathtakingly dramatic, otherworldly landscape of the Drakensberg mountain range.
About Your Trip
Discover what being a DreamTrips™ Member is all about on this Welcome DreamTrip to Drakensberg! Start things off with a mix-and-mingle and welcome dinner at the Cathedral Peak Hotel. Then hit the golf course or take a guided hike to take in the striking backdrop of sky-scraping mountains and lush wildlife. Also enjoy free time to explore the area at your leisure. A beacon for nature and adventure enthusiasts, Drakensberg offers myriad opportunities for hiking, mountaineering, swimming, kayaking and other exciting wilderness activities.
What we love: • Hotel guests who complete all of the Cathedral Four hikes — Doreen Falls, Fern Forest, Mushroom Rock and Baboon Rock — get to take home a commemorative medal and certificate. • The mountains contain a whopping 30,000 rock paintings left by the ancient Sans people in an estimated 600 caves. • Drakensberg’s name is a reflection of its landscape — the early settlers believed the mountain range resembled a dragon’s back.
• 3 days and 2 nights in Drakensberg, South Africa. • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. • Midday and midafternoon tea. • Welcome reception with 1 complimentary drink (for adults only). • An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.
The Drakensberg escarpment is a refreshing outdoor playground offering world-class ecotourism experiences. From hiking and swimming to rock climbing and horseback riding, there’s something for everyone in this stunning and secluded part of Africa, which boasts more than 600 miles of treeless peaks and beautifully crafted slopes. The namesake mountain range, the highest in South Africa, is rich with plant life and home to nearly 300 bird species. In 2000, the uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for both its wide range of flora and the continent’s grandest collection of rock paintings by the ancient San people.
Check into the hotel any time after 2 p.m. 2-5 p.m.: Welcome table in the hotel lobby. 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Welcome reception at the hotel, where members will be briefed on the activities of the weekend and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink (1 per adult only). 7:30-9 p.m.: Welcome dinner in the main dining room of the hotel.
6:30-9 a.m.: Breakfast in the main dining room of the hotel. A day at your leisure. Each member will receive a voucher for a complimentary 9-hole game of golf (walking) or choose to go on a guided hiking trail. You can partake in this activity anytime for the duration of the trip. Sporting equipment is not included. 7:30-9 p.m.: Dinner in the main dining room of the hotel.
6:30-9 a.m.: Breakfast in the main dining room of the hotel. Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m. Itinerary subject to change.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting wilderness adventure, Cathedral Peak Hotel is the ideal hub for an unforgettable African vacation. Ensconced in the unspoiled Drakensberg mountain range, the hotel boasts thoughtfully appointed rooms, extensive amenities and warm hospitality in a tranquil setting enhanced by a majestic natural backdrop.
Hotel features: • 1 restaurant and 2 bars. • Fitness center. • 9-hole golf course. • Table tennis. • Game room. • Daily guided hikes.
Standard Room accommodations with 1 king or 2 twin beds. • Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. • En suite bathroom. • Tea and coffee making facilities. • Television. • Fan and heater. • Telephone. • Private veranda.
Check-in: 2 p.m. Check-out: 11 a.m.
Cathedral Peak Hotel Drakensberg South Africa Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal 3340, South Africa
Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click on BOOK IT to see detailed pricing information.
We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.
Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Not included in the trip price: • All meals or drinks not stated. • All personal items: gratuities, beverages, room service, telephone calls, etc. • Travel insurance. • Air reservations, flights or flight tickets. • Anything else not mentioned as an inclusion.
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Durban International Airport (DUR), approximately 281 kilometers (175 miles). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.
Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel, as they’re not included in the trip price.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 65 days or more before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 65 days before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are on a per-person basis.
Name Change Policy: If you change the name on your booking 45 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.
Welcome DreamTrips Price Note: The new member rate is available for members that book within 90 days of joining the DreamTrips community. Members not in that window can book Welcome DreamTrips for the higher existing member rate.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips™ Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
Contact Travel Supportif you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
As always, make sure that your passport/visa is up-to-date before you leave! It’s very important to double check that you have all the necessary identification required for the specific country you’re traveling to. Keep in mind that many countries require passports and/or visas to be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the end date of the trip.
Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on two adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.