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Drakensberg Sun Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Certificate of Excellence
Pretoria
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“an opportunity to recharge”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I recently enjoyed time out with my husband to Drakensberg Lifestyle Resort. We have a 5 month old daughter and this trip provided us with an opportunity to recharge our batteries and to bond after the daunting task of being parents.
We were nestled in the mountains of Drakensberg and enjoyed the mountain view. We also had a great time at the hotel and the food was nice. it was a nice quiet time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Feeling tired and needing a recharge we headed off the the amazing tranquil draksun and once again had the most amazing time.Darren Moore and his staff go out of there way to ensure all your requirements are met.The food ,rooms and service are all out of the top draw,and the upgrades and improvememts that have been made over the last year has certainly boosted the draksun to the best berg resort.The friendly efficent entertainment crew also match the incredible service we were treated to,cant wait for a return visist

Room Tip: rooms on the 3 rd floor have lovely views and easy access to and from the dining room and bar area
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I really was so impressed with this hotel. My wife and I went there for our one year wedding anniversary, and as the costs aren’t over the top, I must say that I wasn’t expecting too much. I was wrong. What the hotel lacked from an aesthetic point of view, the employees, property gardens & restaurant more than made up for it. The hotel manager made sure that there was a special surprise for us in our room when we checked in – rose petals, sparkling wine etc – it was amazing. The restaurant had every type of food that you could want – sushi, roasts, fresh fish etc.

All in all, I have to say that this hotel exceeded my expectations. We were looked after really well, the room sizes were more than adequate, they were clean and we had a fantastic weekend. We will certainly be back.

Room Tip: the superior room was great - over looks the gardens and the lake
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kempton Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We approached our stay at the Drakensberg Sun with a little apprehension having read a variety of reviews. What a wonderful surprise awaited us from the moment we arrived until the morning we had to reluctantly depart. Our 1 bedroom unit (129) on the ground floor was so very very nice, we even had a 42 inch flat screen TV in the lounge and a 32 inch flat screen in the bedroom. We didn't need much TV as the view from right outside our unit was magnificent, looking down on the braai area and the lake, and looking up to the magnificent Cathkin Peak in the distance. We braaied twice and were totally awestruck by the wonderful views all around. We ate in the restuarant two nights and were so impressed at the variety and quantity of food on offer for the Carvery at R195 per person, spend a long evening there and enjoy it all.
Our holiday was made complete with a wonderful afternoon spent at the Drakenberg Boys Choir who also happened to have the University of Joburg choir joining in with a 70 minute performance of their own, a truly enjoyable experience.
We looked around the area at other resorts and were convinced that the Drakensburg Sun was very hard to beat, so to those reviewers who had negative things to say I ask "did you go to the same place as us" We thought it was brilliant and will definately stay there again

Room Tip: Ground floor units mean you (or the kids) can walk out onto the lawns
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Amazing does not even describe this destination in full!

From the minute we walked into the hotel, until the day we departed, we were treated as if we were VIP's!

The food, rooms, views and service is of superior quality! We also received a free welcoming platter and sparkling wine, honeymoon gift and honeymoon turn down service!

Absolutely spectacular!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Brilliant get away in the burgh, excellent views and close to the hotel. Would defiantly come back.
Misty peaks cabin. Rooms are spacious and semi modern style furnishings. There are a lot of activities in the close vicinity.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We stayed at this hotel in 2000 and it was excellent. While touring in the berg late July we decided to stop by and have lunch. Unfortunately it was less than perfect. The trout was served with "Smash" and not real mash potatoes. The chicken hamburger was raw and had to be sent back and the fillet burger was cold and also had to be rewarmed. Salad was requested with the trout but came with vegetables. Waiters were pleasant when around but had to be found in order to help correct the problems we had with our lunch. Overall experience not good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Drakensberg Sun Resort
Address: R600, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Drakensberg Sun Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Drakensberg is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed tourist destinations and it is little wonder why. Set in the breathtaking Cathkin Peak area of the Drakensberg Mountains, the Drakensberg Sun not only offers guests panoramic views of the region but some of the best resort facilities and amenities imaginable. If you’re interested in visiting the Drakensberg during your next holiday, the Drakensberg Sun resort is the accommodation offering for you. ... more   less 
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