There is something magnificent about the vastness of The Drakensberg that lets you look inside yourself. It does something to you as a person; a kind of cleansing that leaves you feeling fresher, invigorated, lighter and yet more grounded. As you leave The Cavern front lawn and ascend up the first peak your circulation kicks in, your heart soars and your mood is lifted by the vast open spaces. The sweat runs off you and you suddenly feel more alive, more positive, more energised and ready to embrace the beauty of being part of our group of 100 hikers (to celebrate the School’s 10th Birthday) all challenging themselves to complete the Big5Hike in aid of education in South Africa.

The Big5Hike is a personal achievement in asking for help to raise a minimum of R6,500 (with a goal of R10,000) entrance fee, a group achievement in completing the hike with a bunch of other people and a national achievement in helping to educate under privileged rural children from the Amazizi community who can make a meaningful contribution to the future of South Africa.

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Sponsor the Canine Hikers The Big5Hike is always well attended and we are proud of the number of people who return year on year. However, our most loyal and dedicated hiker is by far is Moya the bullmastiff. Each year she undertakes the hike with great gusto and, to date, having to be harnessed and […]

The Royal Drakensberg Primary School

Founded in 2007 in a converted roofless sandstone barn, The Royal Drakensberg Primary School serves the Amazizi community providing primary school education to underprivileged children. Six qualified teachers and a headmistress ensure that the education is of the highest standard enabling children to go on to schools further afield. The Carte family believes that a […]

About The Cavern Resort and Spa

The Cavern Resort was founded by Ruth and Bill Carte in 1941 and is currently run by Megan, her husband Hilton and her sister Lesley. They are the third generation of Carte’s to take over the helm and are passionate not only about the resort but also about uplifting and improving the education and livelihood […]