Drakensberg Sun Resort Hotel Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal

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About Drakensberg Sun Resort

The Drakensberg Sun Resort is situated high in the dramatic landscape of the Cathkin Peak area of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa from where magnificent views and fresh mountain air can be enjoyed.

Extensive use of natural materials, polished wood and rich earthy colours make the Drakensberg Sun Resort in KwaZulu Natal a comfortable and relaxing outdoor resort set in beautiful natural surroundings. The restaurant overlooks the resort's private lake and provides guests with a sumptuous buffet. Light snacks and drinks are available on the Terrace throughout the day.

The Drakensberg Sun Resort provides a wide range of activities such as boating, sundowner cruises on the lake, pitch & putt, tennis, squash, volleyball, as well as spectacular mountain hikes, guided walks, mountain biking, golfing on the Champagne Sports Golf Course which is situated nearby. Furthermore, the Drakensberg Sun Resort features two outdoor swimming pools.


The Drakensberg Sun Resort offers a total of 78 rooms. The following soft refurbishments have been carried out recently to enhance guests’ stay at this resort:
• New TV cabinets
• New curtains
• New bedside lamps, standing lamps and reading lamps
• New artwork
• New Scatter pillows on beds and on dresser table chairs
• New sleeper coaches in family rooms
• New wingback chairs in family and executive rooms
• New blankets which replace throws at foot of beds.


The Lakeview Restaurant serves breakfast from 07h00 to 10h30 daily where guests will find a continental spread with croissants, danishes, cold cuts, yoghurts, cereals and cold fish dishes. Guests may choose from a selection of juices or squeeze the freshest juice from ripe oranges or grapefruits, omelettes, fried eggs, scrambled eggs or poached eggs are also available. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the resort’s terrace, being surrounded by indigenous, landscaped gardens and looking over the private lake of the resort.

Dinner is a delightful feast of favourites featuring salads, a roast, casseroles, curries, vegetarian selections and the famous trout cooking station, complemented by delicious desserts.

Sport and Leisure facilities

• 2 Outdoor swimming pools
• 1 Squash court
• 2 Tennis courts
• Croquet
• Rowing boats & canoes at Lake Nkwanki – lifejackets provided
• 2 Bowling greens
• Pitch & Putt (6 holes)
• Gymnasium
• Library
• Kiddies movies room
• Mountain bike rental is available
• Mountain boarding on request
• Paintball on request
• Treatment room offering limited massages and beauty treatments, subject to availability
• Games Room with pool table & arcade games

Hotel services

• Ella’s gift shop
• Laundry / valet service
• Fighting Trout Bar
• Safety deposit box
• Hospitality lounge
• Leisure desk
• Open parking
• Lakeview Restaurant & Terrace
• Library

Business services

• Secretarial services
• Facsimile services
• PC / printer service
• High speed Internet access
• Telkom T-zone internet access
• Self service workstation with internet connectivity

Conference and meetings

The Drakensberg Sun offers state of the art conferences facilities and caters for various conference and meeting requirements such as seminars and private dinner functions. Taylor-made packages and menus are available as well as fully inclusive conference packages, day conference packages and leisure packages.

Standard Conference Equipment:
• Data Projector
• Screen
• Pens and notepads
• Overhead projector
• Flip chart
• Whiteboard
• Lectern
• In-House PA system

Additional conference venues:
• 1 Boardroom seating up to 10 delegates
• Outdoor conferencing or breakaway sessions on bean bags next to the Lake (maximum 100 delegates) – surcharge applies

Children services

• Babysitting on request
• Special children’s programmes during weekends and school holidays
• Games room with table tennis, arcade games and pool table
• Kiddies movie room
• Jungle Gym

attractions and activities

• Drakensberg Boys Choir
• Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre
• El Mirrodoor Airstrip (Dragon Peaks, 8km)
• Champagne Sports Resort Golf Course (7km)
• KwaZulu Weavers and candles
• Scrumpy Jacks (honey products & educational Bee tours)
• Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre
• Four Rivers Adventures
• Valley Bakery, Tea Garden & Art Gallery
• Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Telephone (pre-paid)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Disabled equipped
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Secretarial services
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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Standard Room

Standard Room

Qty: 20
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We recently visited the Drakensberg Sun and I must compliment you on the excellent service we received at all times. All the facilities at the hotel is of surpassing levels and I would visit this family more often than thought. I wish you all the best for the future and see you soon.

September 2015

Eben Maritz (Boksburg)

Verified reviewvery good


December 2013

lecheko johannes (qwaqwa free state)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since July 2009

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