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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit Natal Spa for lunch as being Vryheid locals and visiting Natal Spa plenty of times over the years it was a custom to have a quick dip in their warm pools and then have lunch. A nice way to spend 2 hours on an afternoon. Upon arrival we where met with an entrance fee of R160...

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

I wish to thank you for taking the time to write to us of your experience at Natal Spa. Any criticism, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our endeavour to make our guests holiday experience all the more pleasurable and to improve our standards wherever possible. We value your feedback and your support I am definitely going to use...

Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place for a quick getaway. Great for kids. Food is great! Pools are lovely. Best time to go for a quiet getaway is midweek, going in April/May will be lovely. Cycling, quads, bikes all welcome! Scenery is beautiful, camping, self catering or easy Hotel weekend. A must.

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed Natal spa. Our Resort is beautiful. We look forward to your next visit which I trust will be soon.

Newcastle, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The place is amazing. Peace of mind with an amazing view. Braai stands are convenient everywhere. We slept in 4 sleeper chalets and it was amazing. Rooms were beautiful. The pools are clean and very nice to cool off in a sunny day. The place is a must visit. I won't mind going there again n again. I will not...

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from Natal Spa, I wish to thank you for taking the time in posting such a favourable review on Tripadvisor of your recent experience at Natal Spa. Natal Spa is indeed Peaceful, Relaxing and calming and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Please be assured that I will pass your kind words and positive feedback...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

On the surface it seems like a great place to go. We went as day visitors and found the day visitor entrance fee to be exorbitant and then it didn't cover everything, you still have to pay extra for the super-tube and any other activities other than swimming and pool related. Most pools were only half full and others empty...

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Ryan Smith S, Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from Natal Spa, I wish to thank you for taking the time in posting a review of your recent experience at Natal Spa. I am disappointed that we did not meet your expectations. We have so much on offer here at Natal Spa now, new slides, new 50 Metre Supertube, new heated pool areas, splash Park and so much...

Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

The drive to Natal Hot Springs is absolutely spectacular! It feels as if you are not even in South Africa, but in heaven! 😍 Upon arrival, check in was quick and we were showed where our chalet was..   It was abit disappointing when our room looked nothing like the management pictures on TripAdvisor! 😟 The room didn't have a...

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Naazia I wish to thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor of your recent experience at Natal Spa. I am thrilled that you had a pleasant stay with us, our pools are indeed enjoyable, and all our recent outside upgrades have definitely made a big difference to our Resort. My sincerest apologies for...

Southafrica
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Theres tons to do from hiking to quad biking to braai or just bathing in the mineral springs. I found the resort very noisy on the first night and the mozzies and bugs a bit of a nuisance but it was a wholly relaxing and peaceful experience.

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from Natal Spa, I wish to thank you for taking the time in posting such a favourable review on Tripadvisor of your recent experience at Natal Spa. Natal Spa is indeed Peaceful, Relaxing and calming and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Please be assured that I will pass your kind words and positive feedback......

Vryheid, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2015

The area is so peaceful and with the sound of the flowing river, the warm pools and the walks along the grounds. just relaxing and calming. there are the paintball games and great area for team building sessions. the grounds are huge for this event. The hotel caters for you ar you could be a day visitor and take along...

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from Natal Spa, I wish to thank you for taking the time in posting such a favourable review on Tripadvisor of your recent experience at Natal Spa. Natal Spa is indeed Peaceful, Relaxing and calming and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Please be assured that I will pass your kind words and positive feedback...

Wamuran, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

As an avid hot springs visitor in various parts of the world I was at first put off by some of the negative reviews on this site. However I was happy that the reviews had been wrong. After a long drive from Durban I found the hotel room clean and well maintained. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The...

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sue M, I wish to thank you for taking the time in posting such a positive review on Natal Spa. I am thrilled that you had a pleasant visit with us and positive comments from such a seasoned traveller like yourself are much appreciated. We value your support and I trust we will see you back for a visit...

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped and stayed at The Natal Spa and boy was it good. Very relaxing for the entire family. The upgrades are visible. With 3 new water slides and so many pools to choose from as well as a gym and health spa. The breakfasts were excellent with a large variety of food available. Loads to do on the property....

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ben and Family, It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us at Natal Spa again and we are honoured to be a part of making fond memories with you. We are all thrilled that you had yet again another perfect stay with us. I am glad that you noticed what we have been up to over the...

Paulpietersburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Been to Natal Spa a lot in my younger years, was thé place to go to for the locals. They turned corporate and it became just too expensive to go there. Used to be such a nice place. They are teally improving the place and making it really luxurious but at a price. Sorry to say, this place is only...

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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Dear Riaan C, I wish to thank you for taking the time in posting a review on Tripadvisor. Thank you for your valued comments and your support. We have indeed improved and have over the years invested in massive upgrades and we now believe that Natal Spa is still the place to be and most definitely a end destination Resort....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in 550 hectares of beautiful KZN bushveld amongst giant Cambrian granite boulders that are millions of years old, the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort has beautiful views over the Bivane River and abundant bird life. Legend has it that the river at Natal Spa's warm water and bubbles were the work of a large black snake with an underground lair. While that myth may have kept the ancient San people from the healing mineral waters, it certainly didn't have the same effect on Oom Piet Wessles or the generations of visitors who have stopped over at this oasis between Vryheid and Paulpietersberg. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

Address: Lot 191 Remainder Koubad Farm | Koubad Farm, Paulpietersburg 3180, South Africa (Formerly The Natal Spa Hot Springs and Leisure Resort)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Paulpietersburg
Price Range: €77 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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