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Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

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  • Excellent26%
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  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The unit we stayed in was 116 Fairways. The unit is very basic and extremely cold. There is a fire place in the lounge that was very ineffective to heat up the area and a small 6fin oil heater in the main bedroom that was...More

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Response from Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa ResortResponded yesterday

Dear Tripadvisor member, Thank you for the review. Agreed, we have some very cold winters here, and this was the first "real" snow in a few years. Glad the kids enjoyed it. Our Fairways is a Gold Crown Resort, usually in the top 5 in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a long drive from Durban to Drak Gardens as it's called here so It is preferable to stay there overnight at least. The Hotel is okay. In my opinion the amenities are best enjoyed if the experience is shared with a group. I don't...More

Thank Dimension1986
Response from Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa ResortResponded 6 days ago

Dear Dimension1986, Thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed the trails and walks in the shadow of the mountains here. We hope you managed to do some of the Park's hikes on our doorstep - some really amazing scenery in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place will capture your heart. Deep in the mountains, and away from the bustle of day to day life. Golf course has dramatic scenery and the walks are beautiful. I could live here forever. The drive here is also a wonderful experienceMore

Thank Graeme P
Response from Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa ResortResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Graeme P Thank you for your lovely review of the resort. It is fantastic having our valued client appreciate the beauty of this special place. We are indeed blessed to live here, something we all appreciate every day. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in for tea and cake after walking the Pillar Cave hike at the nearby Parks Board. Menu stated "Tea and Cake" @ R59. Waiter explained that the tea was not included and costs an extra R18 adding up to R77 making it a...More

Thank monkeyman717
Response from Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa ResortResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Monkeyman717, Our menu, with respect, does not state anything of the sort. Any persons checking this review can feel free to check our menu on our website. We have a header "Tea and Cake", after which each item is listed, with prices. That...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Drak Gardens Hotel 31 years ago and then 6 years later bought timeshare at Riverbend Chalets. We love going there each year and the housekeeping staff have seen my two boys grow into men. The annual improvements...More

Thank Marlene S
Response from Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa ResortResponded 1 week ago

Good day MarleneS Thank you for your review. We had hoped we have been quite pro active in the communications that we now recycle at Drak Gardens, and have limited the baboon "waste" feeding. For a period, I agree, they were somewhat problematic. The almost...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free Internet
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Wheelchair Access
Babysitting
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Tennis Court
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Golf Course
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Hot Tub
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Price range
US$97 - US$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$97 - US$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Nomthy K
13 August 2018|
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Response from Peter M | Property representative |
Good day, Please refer to our website and property for all the information you need on your query. Gooderson Leisure search will take you there. Kind Regards
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Quinton J
18 October 2017|
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Response from Peter M | Property representative |
Good Morning, We charge a rate of R65 per person per day for use of the gym facility, and strictly No Under 16s allowed in the Wellness Centre at any time. There is also a refundable cover charge at the gate, per... More
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Desiré V
8 August 2017|
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Response from Peter M | Property representative |
Good Morning, Yes, we do have heating at the slide pool, as well as "the Cove", an outdoor heated pool, free for all to use. It can be a challenge in winter to maintain high temperatures here though. The Wellness Centre... More
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"Always ask if the room has heated floors. Winters are hectic there."
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"Rooms are spacious and have excellent views, the Cyprus rooms are very luxurious."
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"mountains view."
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"Fairways have super rooms and views."
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