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Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had lunch at the Hotel at their Bistro on a very rainy day. Delightful pulled pork on bread. Lovely staff. They brought our grandson Gideon, a clean baby chair, thanks guys. Food was exellent. The Hotel is situated on a perfect spot among green gardens and trees. There are beautiful sport facilities and a lovely Spa and Golf course.

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

Dear deon-adel, Thank you so much for your great review of our resort and Bistro. We are totally committed to provide that excellent holiday experience, and we truly value your appreciation of that. As will our hard working staff. I will be sure to pass your comments on to our food & beverage team - especially with the pulled pork...

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently spent the last three days of our holiday at Drakensberg Gardens Mountain View chalets. On our walks in this beautiful World Heritage sight, we were absolutely horrified to see the staff burning rubbish. Firstly the smoke emitted should be against environmental controls and secondly it is disgraceful to see rubbish lying scattered all over the...

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

Dear john m (Mrs john m) It is unfortunate that our Municipality does not collect or provide services, and this is the status quo for the entire area. However, there are long term solutions and plans afoot regarding an environmental buffer zone in relation to the Maloti park, of which we are the closest, and in which we are also...

Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful time at this lovely time honoured resort. There is every amenity conceivable at this resort. Children from from neonate to 18+ are fully and comprehensively catered for. Every guest is catered for from Disabled and Elderly to young and spritely. Their is also trail running and mountain biking within the hotel grounds. The resort has...

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

Dear GaryB, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Drak Gardens. I see by your photos that you certainly have done all all the trails on the property - Viewpoint and Beacon Hikes, excellent shots of the views, thank you for posting. We are delighted that you recognise our direction to cater for the outdoor enthusiasts, with the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A lovely long weekend at Fairways - great Chalets which are really spacious with all amenities in the Chalet. Lovely and cool to relax either in the lounge or on the veranda. Lovely view over the golf course and of the Rhino horn mountain.

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

Dear DianevanVuuren, It is wonderful to see your review on our resort while staying at Fairways. I will be sure to share your review with the proud staff there. We are all excited to see the start of summer, and the view of the mountains slowly turning to a green mountain paradise. As is the entire resort and golf course....

Pennington, South Africa
Reviewed 5 September 2016

After a shakey start quickly sorted out by MD Peter M we are extremely happy in the very comfortable Gumtree self catering. We are here for the week and have previously stayed in the Riverbend chalets. Gumtree is a good substitute and the mountain views are stunning. Hopefully the rains will come soon! Thanks Gooderson once again for a well...

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

Dear Ronmoiram, Thank you for reviewing our property on Trip Advisor. I am happy we could help to make your stay more comfortable, and that you are enjoying your week with us. As returning client, we are all focused to ensure that we are improving every year, and that it is noticed by yourselves. I hope you are enjoying all...

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Set in the most beautiful mountains the resort manages to frustrate through mediocre service and an all too casual holiday approach to its offering. We golfed and lunched here whilst staying at a nearby timeshare resort, The golf course wouldn't make my top 1000 list, particularly in a dry winter where the bounce of the ball is all too often...

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

Dear JohnH, Your comments on the food & beverage aspect on the resort are of great concern to me, which I have readily addressed with relevant management and staff. Unfortunately, with respect to golf, our course takes a hammering in extreme conditions, and is literally left to the elements over the winter - there is no such thing as irrigation...

Mandini, South Africa
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A breathtaking oasis of comfort in a breathtaking scenery. Nice, clean, comfortable and well equipped rooms. I appreciated · the warm duvet and · the heater provided, · electricity sockets for European, British and South African plugs, · friendly and helpful staff, · the excellent (Bergview) restaurant (delicious food, altough a bit on the pricey side and the helpings on...

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

Dear GerardL, Thank you for your review of our hotel. I have taken note of your comments, much appreciated. Every positive comment is taken up by me in order to ensure that we are ever improving our standards of guest satisfaction. We are all pleased by your review Sir, which I will be sure to share with our Chef and...

Mount Edgecombe
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Once again went to our favourite place in the mountains and we had such a great time. It was freeeezzzing! So glad we had a fire going every night as I would not have coped. Men played golf and could not believe that the greens were so GREEN.... (Found out they get 'painted' in winter) Well hubby was so delighted...

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

Dear DawnB, Thank you for your wonderful review of Drak Gardens, it is much appreciated. Although we are challenged by extreme cold, and snowfall this year, we are very proud of our golf course, especially our greens, which we take great pleasure in keeping green over winter. Thank you also for your review on our Bergview restaurant, certainly a favourite...

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I recently spent five gorgeous days at the Fairways accommodation in Drakensberg Gardens. I cannot say enough about how wonderful all the staff are, it's quite refreshing to deal with such happy helpful people. The facilities are amazing, there is so much to do! For the whole family! The Berg is breathtakingly beautiful, the views and nature are a welcomed...

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

Dear Jenna, It is fantastic to have reviews from satisfied and happy clients such as yourself. We have had a great year with a positive and motivated staff compliment, who will all be ecstatic to see your review. Thank you for your kind words, especially your appreciation of the beauty of the resort and area that we live in. Even...

Reviewed 11 August 2016

We went here on a holiday with a group. Service (mainly at the reception) was really terrible, to say the least. I can't think of any more unfrienly staff I've seen in my trips around the world. For example: me and a few others made a reservation for the next day at the restaurant Wine Knot. Other members of our...

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

Dear Sander, Thank you for your review, the situation of which I am aware of - I do however need to respond. In respect of your comments on unfriendly staff, I will address that personally. I am aware of the group requests, and need to state that we advertise, and make very well known the open and close times of...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: RM432 - RM506 (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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