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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 26 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...

Toronto
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've been travelling for 20 years. I don't always stay in beautiful opulent places and don't mind staying at a hotel as long as it is clean and presentable. This place has not been updated since the 80s. There are several buildings with different names. We stayed in the Weaver building so I can't speak to the others. The carpet...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

basic rooms which are clean, and everything working well. Great activities for children of all ages and adults alike. enjoyed buffet dinner with good variety. had some issues with not having enough hot water but then again it was below zero degrees in winter

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

Dear Jaco, Thank you for the review. With apologies for the hot water challenges, and thank you for your understanding of the extreme conditions. I hope you kids get to choose your next vacation, with us, and that you get to see our new slide park which has just come on line. And more to follow... Many thanks Sir,

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a good family style hotel - no frills but exactly right for what we needed. We attended the HOG Durban Chapter Duma Rally and everything ran exactly as planned. Buffet dinners on both nights were of a high standard with a good variety to cater for all tastes. Breakfasts were also served buffet style and were excellent. We...

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

Dear Fiona and Mark, It is always a pleasure hosting groups at our hotel, and the fun weekend of the HOGs was no exception. Thank you very much for the lovely comments, and your positive contribution on TripAdvisor. We all loved hosting you, and if not for a rally, we certainly hope to see you back in our beautiful part...

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect place for a group of Moms with kids. The staff were helpful at getting the kids fed before us, helping with activities for them and letting the moms have a break too. We hiked, rode bikes, rowed boats, played tennis, went on pony rides, swam, jumped on trampolines, played Bingo, ate, drank, enjoyed the Spa and...

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

Dear Amanda, We recall your group visit over the holidays, and are happy we could help with the kids - the Mums certainly had their hands full. I know it was the second year of the group, and hope that we have the pleasure of hosting you again at Drak Gardens. If so, please contact us direct at the hotel,...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • 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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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $124 - $150 (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 And Leisure Resort
Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Leisure Hotel Underberg
Drakensberg Gardens Hotel Leisure
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