ACTIVITIES

aha Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre boasts an impressive array of sports and leisure activities.
ENQUIRE

WOW KIDS ZONE

Let your children join in, free of charge! aha Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre‘s WOW Kids Zone offers a wide variety of activities for kids, from outdoor arts and crafts to ping pong and indoor gaming on PlayStations. You can view the 7-day-a-week Kids Entertainment Programme in The Heath, our exciting weekly newspaper.

For educational activities such as bug hunting, bush collage-making, biscuit decorating and treasure hunting, your children can also join the Little VIP Club for the day.

All the equipment you may need can be collected next door to the WOW Kids Lounge, at the Leisure Desk from 08h00 – 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE: aha Alpine Heath does not offer a babysitting or daycare service.

ON-SITE ACTIVITIES

There is a wonderful variety of sports and leisure activities for all ages on offer, ranging from board games, miniature golf and trampolines to fishing, volleyball and swimming. For those who look to relax and rejuvenate, treat yourself to treatment at our stunning Be Spoilt Beauty Salon and Spa.

  • Miniature Golf: Enjoy this challenging, 18-hole course.
  • Table Tennis: Train your hand-eye coordination and reflexes in the WOW Kids Lounge.
  • Tennis Courts: Book a court at the Leisure Desk from 08h00 – 17h00, otherwise at the reception.
  • Squash Courts: Book an indoor court at the Leisure Desk from 08h00 – 17h00, otherwise at the reception.
  • Pool & Darts: Equipment for pool and darts can be collected at the Leisure Zone or our reception area if the Leisure Zone is closed.

PLEASE NOTE: No under 16’s are allowed in the pool table area.

  • Other on-site activities: Fishing, swimming pools, trampoline area, volleyball courts

HORSE RIDING

For a truly immersive experience why not explore your surroundings on horseback? Interact with our lovely Nooitgedacht horses on an outride at the equestrian centre. For romantic trail rides, enjoy a deliciously prepared picnic basket in the serene setting of the mountains.

Our fun Horse Play program caters to all levels of experience and includes washing, feeding and grooming the horses under supervision.

  • Outrides: Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour guided outride.
  • Pony Rides: The little ones can enjoy scheduled daily rides during peak season, and over weekends and public holidays during off-peak season.

All bookings can be made at reception.

BE SPOILT BEAUTY SALON & SPA

For an indulgent experience, spoil yourself with a treatment at Be Spoilt Beauty Salon and Spa. Our techniques and treatments have been designed to rejuvenate your body and mind after a long day of sightseeing. Make the most of your mountain getaway by booking an unforgettable, holistic health experience.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

aha Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre offers 150 kilometres of permanently marked mountain bike trails with routes for all levels of experience. You are guaranteed memorable climbs, exposed traverses, breathtaking views and thrilling downhills.

All permits are available from the Front Desk and must be visible on the Mountain Bike at all times.

  • Single Day Permit – R100
  • Full Stay Permit – R300
  • Kiddies or Runners Permit – R50

Passes can be purchased at the Alpine Heath Reception area or from All Out Adventures (open from Tuesdays – Sundays from 09h00 – 16h30; closed on Christmas Day and Public Holidays)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  • All riders and runners will each receive a map and are required to sign an indemnity form.
  • Your pass needs to be always clearly visible and won’t be valid after its expiry date.
  • A single-pass may not be used by more than one person.
  • Trail passes will be required should you choose to run on trails outside the resort and wish to access the parking and toilets at any time.

HIKING

Explore the exciting Drakensberg hiking trails that Natal’s Northern part of the mountains offer. Punctuated by the peaks from Sungubala to Babangibona, Vultures Colony, Mount Lebanon and Baboon Rock, a hike in the area will have you chancing upon precious streams that flow into Putterill and Wanhoop and, in turn, drain into the Tugela River.

Alpine Trails take you on adventures through open grass veld, pockets of Proteas, along hillside slopes and crystal-clear streams. A variety of flowers and games find their habitat around the rivers. Our walking and Drakensberg hiking trails include the Oribi trail, Yellowwood trail, and a signature route that is near local attractions.

NOTE: All the walks listed below can be managed in rubber sole shoes or tekkies.

  • Alpine Cascades with blue footprints: Discover why this family-friendly route of ± 2km long is our most popular trail.
  • Alpine Ridge & Knoll with orange reedbuck prints: Explore the most scenic viewpoints along this ± 1.3km route.
  • River Meander with red baboon prints: Enjoy great opportunities for bird viewing along this ± 1.3km route.

Alpine Signature Hike: Experience what it means to have your breath taken away by the views along this 10.5-hour route. It also includes stops at a Bushman’s painting site and a Heralded Cape Vulture colony-nesting site.  PLEASE NOTE: This hike needs to be booked 48 hours in advance

ROYAL NATIONAL PARK HIKES

  • Vemvaan Alley & Policeman’s Helmet: Join a round-trip trail of 4.5 hours for unique, springtime sights when the route is showered with purple and blue flowers along the way.
  • Amphitheater & Chain Ladder Hike (World Heritage Site): View the wonder of the Thukela (Tugela) River as it cascades down the face of the Amphitheatre, forming the second highest waterfalls in the world. This route is a moderate to challenging, 22km hike.
  • Tugela Gorge: A long and gentle walk for the moderately experienced hiker, enjoy this 22km, round-trip trail as it leads you through an indigenous forest and offers immaculate views of the Thukela Falls.
  • Surprise Ridge & Cannibal Cave: A moderate to challenging walk for the avid hiker, this 20km route boasts exclusive views of natural fern tree areas, as these can’t be seen anywhere else in South Africa.
  • The Cascades, Lookout Rock & Tiger Falls: Enjoy the thrilling sights of baboons, bushbuck and mountain reedbuck, as well as quick blue flashes of Kingfishers in the Mahai River during this 3.5-hour route.

PLEASE NOTE: As this Valley encompasses several properties, common courtesy dictates permission should be requested from the owners before entry. Kindly enquire at reception to arrange for access on your behalf. It’s time to set out on your adventure and experience the Drakensberg hiking trails…

NEW ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE

  • Archery – R100 for 10 arrows – (Juniors and Adults activity)
  • Target Shooting – R100 per event – (Juniors and Adults activity)