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Sandford Park Country Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bergville
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Stayed at the hotel for one night and found it comfortable enough for my needs. The view of the drakensburg mountains in the morning is amazing.

While the hotel rooms themselves have an older feel to them, and the addition of air conditioning would be a plus, having a fan was helpful. The meals were the highlight of the hotel. Both dinner and breakfast were truly amazing. Staff generally were very helpful as well.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed early January for two nights on the great value special couple 2 night break for R1599 including breakfast and 25% off dinner. We found the place incredibly pretty and relaxing. The staff, the manager and owner were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent quality with a varied buffet and the option of a cooked breakfast should you wish. Portion sizes were very generous. The first night there was a set menu available for dinner (5 courses!) which represented incredible value for money and again, the food was great. I believe a set menu option is offered if there are more than 20 people staying. The second night a regular dinner menu was available and once again, the food was fabulous. Our bedroom was well appointed, very comfortable and clean, and of a good size. We had a balcony so could enjoy sitting outside looking at the views. One of the best aspects of this hotel, is the beautiful grounds. You can walk around the lake, around the gardens and go down to the river. It has a little bar which is funky and full of character and the cost of drinks in the bar represent good value. My only tip is that if you do not want to be woken up at about 8.30am by housekeeping (as unfortunately we were), then perhaps mention this in advance. Our minor issue with this was however quickly rectified and the next day it was fine. Overall there is a nice welcoming vibe to the Sandford and we would thoroughly recommend this incredibly pretty and relaxing place.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sweex
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Received the following confirmations per e-mail prior to arrival.

Room No. 12 - Arrived booked into room no. 11
Double Bed - Twin Bed

Visitors not properly informed regarding parking areas - on arrival open curtains to appreciate view only to look into a blue double cab LDV of visitor in Room no. 12.

Complimentary wine as per booking - only received after 3rd request.

Safe in the rooms - not working.

Order Calamari - received hake.

Requested waitress the chef special - answer - Homemade Ice cream.

Will definitely not recommend anybody to

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gerda m
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Had a lovely peaceful reasonable weekend.
Great rooms, lovely pool, & cosy atmosphere. Saturday Braai was awesome especially as the Sharks won ;) Breakfast spread was really great. Many thanks for my delicious Birthday Cake.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Maryzn
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

1) Room: good-clean
2) Surroundings: Beautiful garden
3) Atmosphere: reasonable
4) Food: diner not so good- breakfast reasonable
5) Good items: garden
6) Improvements: diner

Hotel was basic food not to great tip: Go do the canopy tours and slide through the mountains from drakensbergen

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Johanpaul
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We recently visited on the long weekend in August. The place is perfectly acceptable. Good breakfast and nice executive rooms. Beautiful lake, pool, bar and games room.

It is rather far from the berg type activities though. (hiking, horse rides, canopy etc)

Also a bit irritating, that you only have one option for dinner, which is their buffet. You can definitley see that the new owners are trying to get this place back on track.

Great place if you want a weekend of doing nothing.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank SeanR27
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I spent a weekend away with friends at Sandford Park Country Hotel. The food was divine, and we were really well looked after by the staff. The rooms were cosy and the views are breathtaking. Definately a place to visit!
Sam

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Sandford Park Country Hotel

Address: R616 Kleinwaterval Farm, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bergville
Price Range: £79 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandford Park Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Break away from the hustle and bustle of city life to a serene jewel in the Berg. Set in a picturesque English country garden with a dam and park-like surroundings, what could be more peaceful than just sitting and watching the ever-changing view of the mountains, maybe bird watching, fishing or cooling off in the crystal clear pool. Guests have a choice of 26 traditional rooms furnished in charming cottage-style which look out onto picturesque gardens. They have thatched roofs to ensure that the rooms are warm in winter and cool in summer. A honeymoon suite and rooms with fireplaces are also available.There are also 24 executive rooms to choose from. Each room is finished with modern fittings, have bathrooms with separate bath and shower and private patios with stunning views of the Berg.The interiors of Sandford’s main building are filled with old furniture and memorabilia. In The residents exclusive pub (renowned as the best and cosiest in the Berg), soak in the timeless atmosphere. Dinner is enjoyed in candlelit ambiance, attentive service and memorable cuisine prepared with care so as to seduce both the eye and taste buds. An extensive choice of South Africa’s best wines is at hand. A host of recreational facilities are on offer, such as swimming, volleyball, badminton, pool table, darts, table tennis and walks on the property. There are over one hundred and eighty species of birds to spot as well as canoeing and Florida Bass in the lake.Sandford Park Country Hotel’s convenient location is one of its many unique features. Situated conveniently off the N3, a mere 2 ½ hours from Durban and 3 ½ hours from Johannesburg, this timeless Country-style hotel is ideal for anyone searching for a getaway. ... more   less 
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