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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled from the Bulwer side of Underberg to Drakens Gardens, because the kids wanted to river raft and putt putt and so on, so 6 kids and 6 adults and over an hours drive in the heat we get there to be turned away as the resort was "full". this should be mentioned on the website so people dont...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I own 2 restaurants on the south coast so for our family holidays with hit the berg. We first went there 6 years ago and are not able to find a better place for our family to enjoy the rare precious time to enjoy together. There might have been a few hiccups along the years but nothing that will keep...

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

Dear Julien, Thank you for your review of the resort, it is a great privilege having loyal, returning clients such as your family. We all know you, quite right, and it is a massive reward for us that everyone in your family is kept entertained and happy at Drak Gardens. I will be sure to share your kind words with...

Dunban
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tranquil picturesque setting in the southern Drakensberg was the perfect getaway from the Durban for my family. The adventure park was perfect for my sons to entertain themselves during our stay there. We stayed at the Fairways Time Share section which was astoundingly clean and well maintained.

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

Dear Sundren, It is great to hear your family experienced both the tranquility and adventure / entertainment that our resort has to offer. We certainly know that our facilities keep all ages happy and busy, with more coming, starting this February. I look forward to your next visit, I am sure your sons will greatly appreciate the new developments. Thank...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well maintained and beautiful setting. We had the honeymoon suite and it was to die for. All the spoils.....much appreciated!! Large resort but somehow they managed to still keep it secluded and quiet. It certainly looked as if all the guests, especially the children were have a great time. Definitely well worth a visit. The mountains and nature in...

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

Dear RicandMarthie We appreciate your taking the time to review our resort. Our wifi installation will be accessible from hotel rooms soon, some technical problems. I have addressed your comments with our chef on refreshing the buffet, with apologies. I agree, we should have accommodated you in our Ala Carte restaurants during your stay. Thank you for your comments on...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully situated with loads of activities. Perfect for families with children. Children are kept busy either entertaining themselves at the pools, kiddies animal farm and playground or with the hotels activities. The breakfast which was included with our stay was fantastic, the only complaint was the choice as there was a huge variety. We stayed at River bend and the...

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

Dear Sherri C Thank you so much for your review. I gather you stayed at Riverside superior rooms in the hotel? We will rectify that shower situation immediately, with apologies. We are extremely happy your stay was "lovely", and that you will recommend us. Our plans for the best Berg family destination, activities for all, and kids that have much...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this from TripAdvisor and was a little apprehensive from some reviews. Well I have no idea why there are any slightly negative points on here. We had three fantastic days here and everything was perfect. Excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. The variety of the food in the different restaurants was vast and great value. The General Manager...

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

Dear Ian, Thank you so much for an amazing review of our resort. We are all ecstatic that your time here was special and memorable. It makes all our hard work worthwhile to have such comments. I certainly recall chatting to you, and meeting your family - unfortunately a bit short, we would have loved to have you stay longer....

Carletonville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is well suited for families with children as there is plenty of entertainment to keep everyone busy. However you have to pay for everything which can be expensive. Drinks are overpriced. A coke will cost you R19. The food in the restaurants is of a reasonable quality and there is plenty of to if you take advantage of...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our hotel. We would like to believe our pricing is fairly competitive when looking at city establishments, or in comparison to other hotels, and I apologise if you felt that you did not get good value out of your experience. Holidays can be expensive for families, we do appreciate that, as well...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The resort once again lived up to expectations. This is a perfect holiday resort for all the family. We really enjoyed the massage at the Spa. But then again we enjoyed New Years Eve Dinner on the Eagles Roost. We enjoyed the hydro, gym, archery, put-put, boating on Glengarry Gilford course, trout fishing and the amazing hikes. The staff are...

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

Dear Clinton, Thank you kindly for your fantastic review of our resort. You were certainly blessed with some lovely weather over New Year - all the more to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, and activities at the hotel. I will be sure to convey your review to our Spa team, as well as the rest of our staff. Great...

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves there, even though the weather was not favorable to do one of the game, I had forgotten it's name. The place is beautiful, we had even suggested the place to our colleagues. Thank you.

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

Dear smashabalala3, Thank you for review, and also recommendation to your friends. The one thing we can't control is the weather, but I hope you managed to find our activities abundant enough to enjoy during your stay. I look forward to your next visit, and hope you get to experience every outdoor activity we have on offer next time. Thank...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Stayed in Fairways 6 sleeper. Unit has everything necessary for self catering. If not, items are available (with a refundable deposit) from Reception. Unit 137 - great unit for Berg views & location. Resort caters for all, with lots of activities. 18 hole golf course in good condition. The greens being sclarified, however, still okay to play. Staff really good...

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

Dear Lorraine, Thank you kindly for your great review of Fairways, and our resort. I will be sure to circulate your review amongst our staff, and am very happy you found helpful and friendly people at your service here. We do strive for our guests to leave with a warm feeling. Our golf course is always improving, and unfortunately our...

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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
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
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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: £78 - £93 (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
Drakensberg Gardens Hotel Leisure
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