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About Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak is a 3kms high mountain in the Drakensberg Mountain range in western KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The mountain is where road travel ends and walking begins, and the hues of the steep cliffs and... Show more

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Cathedral Peak is a 3kms high mountain in the Drakensberg Mountain range in western KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The mountain is where road travel ends and walking begins, and the hues of the steep cliffs and cascading waterfalls change as the sun moves overhead. The high altitude ushers in champagne air with only the occasional baboon bark heard for miles.

Reaching Cathedral Peak is via a well maintained road network from the main centres, however, the last stretch to the resorts and hotels around the mountain is over a gravel road.

In summer, the area experiences high rainfall and warm temperatures averaging 21° Celsius, while winters are cool and dry with regular snow on the peaks.

The facilities offered in the Cathedral Peak area are ideal for corporate events and  weddings – the mountain backdrop rivals any setting for photographs of your big day, while for leisure seekers, this region is truly an outdoor paradise.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Cathedral Peak

1. You can enjoy the fresh air on a guided hike along the Doreen Falls Trail, to visit the waterfall and an ancient San rock art site, before resting up at one of the many rock pools. Be on the lookout for shy buck and teeming birdlife in the indigenous forest.

2. Other ways to appreciate the beauty surrounding you is by air in a helicopter, hot air balloon or microlight, or a drive up to the top of Mike’s Pass, or on horseback. Certain resorts offer quad biking and the area has several established mountain bike routes.

3. Fly fishing is a popular pastime in the rivers that tumble down from the mountain peaks. Guests can enter the Didima Camp for trout fishing in the resort. A nominal fee is charged and there is a 10 trout bag limit.

4. The Cathedral Peak Hotel welcomes visitors to their 9-hole golf... Show more