Latest Developments at Cayley
Watch this space
Cayley is going to see some major improvements soon, with a new entertainment area at the dam. The zip line is being overhauled, making it even more thrilling for guests, while the manor house is getting totally revamped and will soon be sold on fractional titles.
Champagne Castle in the central Drakensberg is South Africa’s second highest peak. Its subsidiaries, among others, include Cathkin and Sterkhorn peaks, Monk’s Cowl and Dragon’s Back. Cathkin Peak is named after Cathkin Braes, the Scottish hometown of David Gray, who was the first farmer in the area.
Has a Brand New Attraction!
We have recently installed a Jumping Pillow at Cayley Lodge. This internationally popular attraction has recently been introduced to our country and is showcased at selected resorts.
Why You Should Be Active
It sounds crazy, you're on holiday and that means lazy days poolside with a cocktail or curled up next to a roaring fire with a good book or movie.
Cayley Leap Adventures
Have Some Fun!
Cayley Leap Adventures is back in operation under new management and we have seen guests thoroughly enjoying the rope park and go carting action.
Cayley Barge Cruise
Bell Park Dam
Not only is a scenic dam cruise aboard our Cayley Cruiser barge the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax, but you may also spot some of our beautiful flying friends and it is an awesome and fun family activity.
Cayley Mountain Resort
Imagine having guaranteed holidays every year in your very own luxurious self-catering Chalet or Villa. Cayley Mountain Resorts has an offer to suit every pocket and finance is available on all options
Plan, Save and Still Have Fun!
Whether you're going for a midweek stay to a remote destination or for an extravagant 14 day stay in an exotic destination of your choice, it's going to cost you money. And the last thing you want is to return home revived and energised until your next credit card statement arrives!
Pack The Perfect
South Africans are blessed with sunny summers, mild winters (especially along the KZN Coast and the Garden Route) and beautiful scenery. When you imagine our beautiful beaches, the lovely mountains and the grassy veld, it is hard to not think about having a fun-filled picnic with your friends and family.
Closed for maintenance
We are constantly striving to provide you the highest quality entertainment facilities, so as a result we will be carrying out scheduled maintenance checks on all of our equipment. Unfortunately, our guest adventure centre, otherwise known as Cayley LEAP, will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconveniences this may cause.
Signs That You Need
Life is cyclical. We all go through seasons of ups and downs but that doesn't mean we can't help the wheel turn a little bit in our favour. But how? Research has proved that going on a holiday is great for mind, body and soul so it's definitely one of the best ways of getting yourself out of the dumps and putting a big smile on your face.
Around The World
With A Cup Of Coffee
The humble cup of coffee - it's what gets most of us up and going in the morning and has a rich and varied history. You can experience a big part of the world through a strongly brewed cuppa that tells a story of its origins. So, make yourself a cup of coffee, enjoy this article and travel around the world with a coffee bean.
Cayley Mountain Resort
Closed For Six Weeks
We would like to advise all guests that effective Friday 26th February, the Cayley Mountain Resort will be closed for guest occupancy. Although the period of this closure is scheduled to last 6 weeks, the resort may open sooner if deemed possible.
Tips for a Memorable
Whether you're doing a guided game drive or driving your own vehicle through a park, follow these tips to make your next game drive a memorable one:
To Put On Your Bucket List
The land down under - famous for the Bondi beaches, kangaroos, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House. It's more than just a vast landscape - it's a cosmopolitan country where you'll find people from across the world, food to suit every taste bud and natural and man-made wonders that will leave you in awe.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Ask anybody why they would like to visit SA and they are likely to tell you that it's because of South Africa's diverse landscapes and rich cultural history. However, there is even more reason to tour SA as the country boasts eight natural World Heritage Sites as certified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Holiday Safety Tips
Better safe than sorry!
Locally or abroad; peak time or out of season - it's important to put safety first when going on holiday. As the saying goes: "Better safe than sorry!" Here is our list of a few things to keep in mind when going on holiday to ensure that you're safe.
10 Towns To Visit In South Africa
For every traveller's bucket list
We find ourselves at the southernmost tip of Africa, in a country that is diverse in people, cultures and landscapes. We've taken a look at South African and identified 10 of our favourite towns that should be on every traveller's bucket list.
Make Your Own Fire Pit At Home
We cover all the steps to building your own
One of the best parts of a holiday is all the little extras that make your stay unique. One of our favourite things to do is to spend time around a fire. Whether it's for a braai or just to share some stories, there is something about a crackling fire that makes one feel at ease and at peace.
Go Green On Your Next Holiday
Play your part in looking after the environment
We all have a part to play in looking after the environment. After all, as the famous adage goes: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Do your bit, even on your next holiday, to help keep the environment in top condition.
What Can't You Leave Behind On Holiday?
A short list of must-pack items
When packing for a holiday there are definitely items that would go in the "nice to have" list. This includes an extra summer dress you MIGHT wear one day. Or that book that you've been threatening to read for ages. Or a pair of dumbbells for those workouts you have planned. These are non-essentials and we often return from holiday, unpacking our suitcases wondering "what was I thinking when I packed this?" - read on.
Are we there yet?
Keeping Your Kids Entertained On Long Journeys
Remember long trips in a hot car travelling to Grandma's house playing "I spy" or singing "99 Green Bottles"? If the idea of repeating this with your own kids sends shivers down your spine and if you dread hearing those four horrible words - "Are we there yet?" - read on.
Tips for a Safe Journey
Tips to ensure a safe and memorable journey
Going on holiday is a great time to make memories with the family, but the fun can quickly disappear when experiencing car troubles. For your own safety, and to prevent unnecessary expenses that eats into your holiday budget, follow these tips to ensure a safe and memorable journey when going on holiday.
Must have's for the discerning traveller
Technology is everywhere and is meant to be helpful (sometimes we think it's also meant to frustrate you, but the tech companies swear that this isn't the truth…). And yes, sometimes a holiday is a time to switch off your phone and leave your laptop at home, but other times (like when you have two toddlers or a sulky teen), you need to just go with the flow. So, embrace some of the awesome technological products around you and use them to the max on your next holiday.
Ever get back from holiday and feel guilty when you get onto the scale? Most of us have been there. However, holidays can be a time of being active (whilst having fun!) and enjoying healthy, fresh food. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy and active on your next holiday. If you're spending a day out and about going to malls or to the beach, carry a few healthy snacks in your bag to keep hunger pangs at bay. A bag of trail mix, granola bars or lean biltong is a perfect way to keep you fuelled, full and away from the pizza.
Keeping Kids Busy
On Rainy Days
Rainy days during your annual holiday may seem like the biggest misfortune (short of a bad haircut), but it can be fun. You just need to make the most of it. Apart from taking the kids to indoor play arenas, shopping malls or museums, there are a lot of fun activities that can take place in the comfort of your own holiday unit. Some of these require some planning, so make sure to prepare for these days when packing for your holiday. Here are some tips:
8 Common Holiday Mistakes
Tips on avoiding these pitfalls
We've all made mistakes on holiday - from packing the wrong clothes to forgetting cell phone chargers. And haven't we all looked back on a holiday with a thought of "I should have..."? Prepare yourself properly for your next holiday and avoid these pitfalls: Holiday Pitfall #1: Packing too much. You don't need five pairs of shoes for a two week holiday! A holiday is a time for rest and relaxation - you'll probably never need those extra pairs of heels or red cowboy boots. Pack a pair of boots, sneakers/comfortable walking shoes
Tips for taking the perfect one
Memories are great and allow us to relive our favourite holiday moments. Unfortunately over time, and with our hectic lives, these memories start to fade and before you know it you have forgotten that perfect sunrise over the Bell Park Dam or the fun the kids had in the pool. Fortunately, with our phones and many digital camera options, it is now so easy to snap up your favourite holiday moments to keep and come back to when you want to relive these moments.
Ideas for self-catering meals
At the resort we have a range of self-catering chalets and villas to choose from. Self-catering holidays are great and are preferred by most. Not only is it convenient (you can eat what you want and when you want) but it also means saving on expensive restaurant bills. Some planning is required though, so to help you make the most of your holiday, we've compiled a list of handy tips to make your holiday meal planning a breeze. Make a list of things you have at home that you will need to pack. This include items that you know you'll use every day such as spices, condiments, long-life milk, margarine, coffee, tea and so forth as the resorts don't stock grocery items. Remember that we tend to eat differently when on holiday so you may not need to take quite as much rice or potatoes as you think!
BMP YouTube Channel launch
We have launched our YouTube channel and will be loading videos of our resorts on here so you can get a sneak peek into what we have on offer for our owners and visitors of the Beekman Managed Portfolio (BMP) Resorts. Currently you can watch what San Martinho Beach Club and The Kingdom Resort looks like and get a feel for these two developments. Also make sure to subscribe to our channel so that you'll automatically be notified when we upload a new video.
10 Things To Do
The Drakensberg is one of the most famous destinations for holiday makers in South Africa and is an area rich in historical and cultural history. Here are some things to do when visiting the Berg: 1. Drakensberg Boys' Choir: Enjoy a world-class show as you listen to the beautiful sounds of these young voices.
Our Course has been Revamped
If there is one activity that both young and old enjoy and that has led to some serious holiday competition, it is putt-putt! We recently gave our putt-putt course a revamp and it's already been put to good use.