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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The overall Service was excellent. The staff, housekeeping and gardens were friendly and motivated to please. The Chalet was cleaned daily to the highest standard and all the facilities and appliances were brilliant!

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

Dear Cherylc, Thank you kindly for your excellent rating, and your positive comments on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to see our staff attitude and motivation being commented on in your review, and that the standards on the resort were to your liking. Thank you for the review, one we can all be proud of. Kind Regards,

Umkomaas, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic stay, the accommodation was excellent, the food presentation was excellent, the hospitality was excellent, Spoke to the manager who is very much a family man, and by this one can see how he runs this hotel. Will differently spend my 70th there as well.

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

Dear gdebruyn, Thank you for the excellent review. We are very happy your stay with us for your wife's birthday was a wonderful experience. We really enjoy and appreciate our loyal guests who become regulars, and see our resort as a home away from home. I look forward to seeing you for your birthday celebration at Drak Gardens. Kind Regards

Zambia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Riverbend and had a relaxing few days. The chalet was comfortable and had a great view of Rhino Peak. The river running below the complex added to the feeling of peace. Staff were friendly and keep the gardens and chalets in tip top condition.

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

Dear ebensandie, Thank you for reviewing our resort, and your comments on the wonderful Riverbend units. It is lovely to hear your time was relaxing and that you enjoyed the beautiful berg views right above us. We hope to see you again, and we get to see you as regular family at Drakensberg Gardens. Kind Regards,

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort location is spectacular ! There are so many activities for the children that this resort is perfect for a family getaway. We loved the addition of the heated pool and water sides. We stated in room 67 eagles nest and we can not fault the room the bathroom was clean and beautifully appointed and if i have to...

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

Dear ursula L, Thank you for your kind words and review of our hotel. We are delighted that your family had a great time with us, and more so that you will be back. It is with great pride that we have client such as yourselves that enjoy themselves, and that the kids enjoyed themselves so much as well. An...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not staying at the hotel, staying out, but wanted to come to the restaurant. A friend is out from Australia and last time we took her to the buffet dinner at Drakensberg Gardens, she loved it and wanted to go back. I phoned to make a reservation and was bluntly told I couldn't make a reservation as they had to...

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

Good Day, I will address the telephone etiquette of our front office staff, with apologies. We are blessed with high levels of business currently, and our restaurants and facilities need to be made available for our client staying on the resort. Thank you for your review. Kind Regards,

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Good day Atheliah, You have very unfairly and unacceptably given our resort a negative review, with being neither a guest, nor experiencing the facilities of our resort. Our property and facilities are reserved for the use of our client that spend a lot of money to stay here. We reserve the right of admission in order that this hotel's paying...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via 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 17 January 2017

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 10 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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...

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  • 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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  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: $140 - $186 (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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Also Known As:
Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Leisure Hotel Underberg
Drakensberg Gardens Golf And Leisure Resort
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“There are beautiful views of the river as well as the Mountains, which are private and secure”
 of 5 bubbles gdebruyn1949, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For families River Bend chalets or Fairways”
 of 5 bubbles ursulaL401, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Restaurant bookings not open to outsiders”
 of 5 bubbles forever-a-nomad, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at Eagles Nest are great and have super views.”
 of 5 bubbles RicandMarthie, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No WiFi at Fairways”
 of 5 bubbles LorraineTeix, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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