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SOUTH AFRICA
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Each year we spend a week at our timeshare Fairways, which is located around the eye pleasing golf course situated in this resort.Each time we come here we are amazed at the substantial improvements that made been made at this resort. Besides great improvements to their Adventure section, they have erected 5 great sides in the pool area, which is...

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Kinrooi, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel! we had a perfect room, very clean, queen size bed. breakfast was good. dinner was ok. not so much variety many activities to do: golf, swimmingpool, hike, mountainbike tour (rent a bike at the lobby), snooker.... wonderful nature here! you will find peace here! wifi should be free of charge in the year 2016 I would return to...

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jeroen, Thank you for your lovely review, and also comment on the dinner variety, which I will certainly look into immediately. We are redoing all our menus on the resort, and can assure you that we have aimed even higher this year to provide the ever improving experience our guests expect on holiday. It is great to see you...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sprawling complex with a Hotel, Self-catering cottages and several time share enclaves set in the heart of the Drakensburg mountain range with stunning scenic views - we spent a great weekend here in Fairways Time Share – a 3 bedroomed semidetached unit with ample space and very comprehensively equipped which overlooked the golf fairways – the complex...

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear GDay Thank you for the great review and recommendation. Our Gold Crown Fairways units are a matter of pride on the resort, well managed by the resident GM, and with many favourable remarks on the friendly staff. I hope you had time to experience all of our restaurants and facilities, and we appreciate your comments on the golf course....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled here for a family trip for a week over the New Year period of 2016/17. We stayed in one of the Fairways Timeshare rooms on the far side in relation to the gate. The resort as a whole is exquisite. It is very large and there are an endless amount of activities to do there. Each room has...

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear "Bloodhound" Thank you so much for a fantastic review - a great advertisement for us and our many facilities, in the hope it is read by many people, and who all get to come and experience our beautiful resort. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment on the property, and I am extremely pleased with your closing...

Mount Edgecombe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Drak Gardens again....Golfing for a few days. The food and accommodation was outstanding. Not much other to do as we were all too busy... however when we had time - we all ventured to the new ZIP-LINE, had a lovely tea afterwards (and before - think it was our nerves) had a few meals on the resort...

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear DawnB, Many thanks for your lovely review of Drak Gardens. It was a real pleasure hosting the golf group for the weekend. The golfers were very lucky to avoid the rain, and I am sure all enjoyed the course. As for the ladies, always a pleasure, and wonderful having you all visit the new tea garden at the Adventure...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The overall Service was excellent. The staff, housekeeping and gardens were friendly and motivated to please. The Chalet was cleaned daily to the highest standard and all the facilities and appliances were brilliant!

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cherylc, Thank you kindly for your excellent rating, and your positive comments on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to see our staff attitude and motivation being commented on in your review, and that the standards on the resort were to your liking. Thank you for the review, one we can all be proud of. Kind Regards,

Umkomaas, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a fantastic stay, the accommodation was excellent, the food presentation was excellent, the hospitality was excellent, Spoke to the manager who is very much a family man, and by this one can see how he runs this hotel. Will differently spend my 70th there as well.

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear gdebruyn, Thank you for the excellent review. We are very happy your stay with us for your wife's birthday was a wonderful experience. We really enjoy and appreciate our loyal guests who become regulars, and see our resort as a home away from home. I look forward to seeing you for your birthday celebration at Drak Gardens. Kind Regards

Zambia
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed at Riverbend and had a relaxing few days. The chalet was comfortable and had a great view of Rhino Peak. The river running below the complex added to the feeling of peace. Staff were friendly and keep the gardens and chalets in tip top condition.

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear ebensandie, Thank you for reviewing our resort, and your comments on the wonderful Riverbend units. It is lovely to hear your time was relaxing and that you enjoyed the beautiful berg views right above us. We hope to see you again, and we get to see you as regular family at Drakensberg Gardens. Kind Regards,

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The resort location is spectacular ! There are so many activities for the children that this resort is perfect for a family getaway. We loved the addition of the heated pool and water sides. We stated in room 67 eagles nest and we can not fault the room the bathroom was clean and beautifully appointed and if i have to...

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Dear ursula L, Thank you for your kind words and review of our hotel. We are delighted that your family had a great time with us, and more so that you will be back. It is with great pride that we have client such as yourselves that enjoy themselves, and that the kids enjoyed themselves so much as well. An...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Not staying at the hotel, staying out, but wanted to come to the restaurant. A friend is out from Australia and last time we took her to the buffet dinner at Drakensberg Gardens, she loved it and wanted to go back. I phoned to make a reservation and was bluntly told I couldn't make a reservation as they had to...

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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Good Day, I will address the telephone etiquette of our front office staff, with apologies. We are blessed with high levels of business currently, and our restaurants and facilities need to be made available for our client staying on the resort. Thank you for your review. Kind Regards,

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Resort in the Drakensberg mountains with breathtaking views, set on 860Ha in a World Heritage Site, our aim is to ensure there is always something to do. Activities include an 18 hole NGU rated golf course, full Wellness Centre and Spa, Mountain biking trail and BMX tracks, horse riding, hiking, bowls, tennis, squash, Adventure golf, Discovery Park and flyfishing. Our Entertainment program runs all year round, day and night, for all age groups, from facepainting to bowls competitions, to quizzes and karaoke. The 5 restaurants open at various times, giving you options from light Bistro meals, to A la Carte variety and buffet/carvery Dinners. The bars range from sports type with big screens, to epic golfing views over the dam and mountains, and relaxed cocktail lounge experiences. We have 3 Conference venues, and beautiful gazebos or venues to plan that Wedding in the berg, a memorable location. Recently built is a zipline, Archery range and adventure park for all ages. A waterslide for the kids and a heated pool, "The Cove" provides extra swimming facilities all year round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Address: Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Price Range: RM478 - RM585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Leisure Hotel Underberg
Drakensberg Gardens Golf And Leisure Resort
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“There are beautiful views of the river as well as the Mountains, which are private and secure”
 of 5 bubbles gdebruyn1949, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For families River Bend chalets or Fairways”
 of 5 bubbles ursulaL401, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Restaurant bookings not open to outsiders”
 of 5 bubbles forever-a-nomad, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“No WiFi at Fairways”
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