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Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It would have been nice, if they had a Saturday evening Dinner Dance with kids welcome and fun with the carvery , so you can meet other guests, the management ,maybe kids prizes for dancing, best dressed lady, etc.Just a bit of live music and fun and disco in between, come on we are on holiday, not in a morgue.But...

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

Dear Guest, It is clear you stayed in the timeshare portion on our resort. Guest supplies are only provided on arrival for all timeshare guests, a standard scenario. We have done away with dinner dances, many years ago, due to our client preferring other activities, and our many internationals also preferring a relaxed dining experience. The choir does sing quite...

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the name Mountain View Chalets implies a view of the mountains. In reality all we got was a chalet set on the hill BEHIND the main hotel, with the only view if you stood outside on the path and looked over the hotel. Our chalet (504) had no veranda or patio. We had to walk round the chalet to find...

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

Dear Bernice, I have your review, as well as your letter, to which I have responded to your club. Unfortunately client do expect Gold Crown areas of our hotel / resort, when purchasing lifestyle Mountain View. The difference is apparently quite substantial? We apologise for your experience, and acknowledge those in need of address, whilst we cannot unfortunately comment on...

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our room was rather cramped, with only one work space. Wifi is available only in reception at R40 per hour. Can't drink tap water, they sell bottled water. Buffet dinner in Eagle's Roost was very good; the dessert selection was especially extensive. The food at the Italian restaurant was also very good. The staff are friendly and helpful, but there...

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

Dear MarkD, Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. I am happy that aspects of your visit were good, such as food and service, but a bit disappointed in your overall impression. If I may respectfully answer a few comments. We have upgraded our wifi to be accessible to all but a few rooms, and do issue...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We spent the past weekend at the hotel and WOW ... We were blown away with the scenery, the food, the awesome hospitality from the staff (one in particular - Jethro - he was a jack of all trades and soooo friendly). My 2 boys loved when he welcomed us at reception and also served us lunch. Bistro was really...

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

Dear Neerash, Reviews such as yours are the type of comments that make what we do worthwhile - a great reward for all of us to have feedback such as this. I warmly say... thank you very much, and have passed this on to our team (especially Jetro), who will all take great pride in the knowledge that your memories...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We spent a few days last week at the hotel and whilst the staff is very friendly and the food at the various restaurants is tasty the rooms are very dated and old-fashioned. There is no safe in the room; the small heater is almost inadequate on a cold night and the rooms are not sound proof. We stayed in...

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

Dear Wernemaria, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I acknowledge your comments, and it is a pity that unruly folk disturbed your peaceful holiday. We have security patrolling all night, who should have picked up noise and stopped it. Our sincere apologies for that. Your room 37 is part of an interleading setup, whereby I agree,...

Kei Mouth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We spent a week in one of the Fairways chalets and enjoyed every moment. It was bitterly cold when arriving but once the fire was blazing forth in the lounge all was well especially with a glass of wine in hand. We did not play golf but spent many hours walking the course or near the course and the birds...

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

Dear Denis G, It brings us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it sounds like you have certainly made the most of the area and facilities. We are very much a resort of 2 seasons, and your plan of wine and a fireplace is absolutely perfect. Hopefully you will return in summer, a different...

Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had lunch at the Hotel at their Bistro on a very rainy day. Delightful pulled pork on bread. Lovely staff. They brought our grandson Gideon, a clean baby chair, thanks guys. Food was exellent. The Hotel is situated on a perfect spot among green gardens and trees. There are beautiful sport facilities and a lovely Spa and Golf course.

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

Dear deon-adel, Thank you so much for your great review of our resort and Bistro. We are totally committed to provide that excellent holiday experience, and we truly value your appreciation of that. As will our hard working staff. I will be sure to pass your comments on to our food & beverage team - especially with the pulled pork...

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently spent the last three days of our holiday at Drakensberg Gardens Mountain View chalets. On our walks in this beautiful World Heritage sight, we were absolutely horrified to see the staff burning rubbish. Firstly the smoke emitted should be against environmental controls and secondly it is disgraceful to see rubbish lying scattered all over the...

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

Dear john m (Mrs john m) It is unfortunate that our Municipality does not collect or provide services, and this is the status quo for the entire area. However, there are long term solutions and plans afoot regarding an environmental buffer zone in relation to the Maloti park, of which we are the closest, and in which we are also...

Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful time at this lovely time honoured resort. There is every amenity conceivable at this resort. Children from from neonate to 18+ are fully and comprehensively catered for. Every guest is catered for from Disabled and Elderly to young and spritely. Their is also trail running and mountain biking within the hotel grounds. The resort has...

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

Dear GaryB, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Drak Gardens. I see by your photos that you certainly have done all all the trails on the property - Viewpoint and Beacon Hikes, excellent shots of the views, thank you for posting. We are delighted that you recognise our direction to cater for the outdoor enthusiasts, with the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A lovely long weekend at Fairways - great Chalets which are really spacious with all amenities in the Chalet. Lovely and cool to relax either in the lounge or on the veranda. Lovely view over the golf course and of the Rhino horn mountain.

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

Dear DianevanVuuren, It is wonderful to see your review on our resort while staying at Fairways. I will be sure to share your review with the proud staff there. We are all excited to see the start of summer, and the view of the mountains slowly turning to a green mountain paradise. As is the entire resort and golf course....

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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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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: $132 - $162 (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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“avoid Chalet 504 as it doesn't look like any photos”
 of 5 bubbles BerniceB673, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hotel is so much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles neerash1710, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“really not sure but whatever happens, avoid Blue Gum !!!!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Wernermaria, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Fairways chalets which were great.”
 of 5 bubbles denandbarbs, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure we only had lunch at the Bistro as a day visitor.”
 of 5 bubbles deon-adel, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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