Behind every voyage lies a deep history to uncover with every step. The story of Cathedral Peak Hotel is steeped into the towering lava faces of the Drakensberg.

As it stands today, one will be unaware of its humble beginnings of Albert and Philip van der Riet buying the grounds back in 1936 to start building the impressive structure nestled in the valley.

Its remote location forms part of its splendor, and while a lot more accessible today, the hotel was almost unreachable in the early days of transportation.