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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This is not really a Hotel. More like ‘Chalet’ type rooms all over the resort which is misleading. It is somewhat inconvenient to get to the Dining area in the evenings. Rooms are very average and the resort appears to be lacking maintainance. No plug points near the bed if you wish to use your own electric blanket. Had a...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had a 3 day 2 night stay and were utterly disappointed all round. The furniture is all dated, the room was small and dusty, our tv picture quality was poor. We did not have hot water for 2 of the 3 days we stayed here, after complaining twice the matter was looked into and we were told that 3...

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

Dear Sofiya, Thank you for the review. Unfortunately we did, and acknowledge there were some water issues during the extremely cold winter period. With apologies,

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to stay. With a couple of activities to do for young and old alike. There are several restaurants to choose from but they are a bit over priced on average. Vine Knot restaurant offered delicious chicken curry. The room we stayed in was an upgrade from the standard room and was very comfortable with underfloor heating. The...

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

Dear Talya G, Many thanks for your review of Drak Gardens. We appreciate your comments, especially regarding the activities, an area we are extremely focused on currently, with more coming, currently underway. I hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again at our Resort. Kind Regards,

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2016

we booked into this hotel for a long weekend , myself my partner and her parents, arriving there it is very beautiful , the rooms are of a below average nature and need serious renovations as they are old both rooms has a disgusting smell from both toilets and we had to lock the toilet door from the outside so...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The resort is spectacular and the surroundings are equally so. The place is in need of a bit of an upgrade though. Some of the furnishings (curtains, etc) look like they have been there for decades. Staff were friendly and professinal. The Wi Fi situation was dismal though! Plenty of oportunity to go on long or short walks. Overall loved...

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

Dear AntonC, Many thanks for your review, great photos submitted! In response to the 2 negatives, we are addressing those currently. The rooms you stayed in (MO), have been earmarked for an upgrade on softs, including curtains. We agree that hotel guests should have free wifi, which has been procured, and we are hoping for the installation to the rooms...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We have been coming here on and off over the last 20yrs and always had the most wonderful holidays. Riverbend Chalets are beautifully appointed and well maintained, the grounds etc are all outstanding. Special call out to Theresa and Petrus who were great durning out stay.

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

Dear WayneG, It is with great pride that we read your review on our Resort. If I have this right, we had a chat up at the golf clubhouse, and memories of your family visits over the past 20 years. I will certainly commend both Theresa and Petros per your review - 2 really great staff members, much loved by...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We came to the park for a day visit. The grounds a lovely, beautiful gardens, animal stalls, swimming pool, tennis court etc. The Drankensburg mountains are very close to the park and, the views are breathtaking. There is a number of accomodation and resturaunts on the property, overall it is a beautiful place to visit.

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

Dear Kutlwano-Xulu, Many thanks for your review on a short visit to us. I am very glad you had the opportunity to see our property, and hope that your next holiday will enable you to spend more time at Drakensberg Gardens. I can assure you of a wonderful and varied experience, in the most scenic resort in the Drakensberg. We...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had an excellent stay once again at the very comfortable Riverbend chalets for our week's timeshare in May 2016. The chalets are as comfortable as ever and have had the bathrooms upgraded as well. The hotel has a lot of activities for all ages and superb walks in the berg. The maintenance is good as well with staff carrying...

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

Dear WendyN, We take great pride in our loyal Timeshare client returning to the resort year after year, and in some cases generations of single families. If you read my last response, you will see that we have more activities planned for this year, and hopefully always more reasons for your family to keep returning to Drakensberg Gardens. The variety...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Situated snugly between the majestic peaks of the Drakensberg, it is an ideal location for a peaceful holiday. A huge range of attractions and activities on offer including a stunning spa (can recommend the massages) and great gym. Rooms are well appointed and have all you really need. There are better ones such as the Orchard rooms etc but I...

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

Dear GarthJ, I am delighted that your stay with us prompted this lovely review. You are quite right, our Resort is aimed at facilities and a complete experience for the family. Our aim is to ensure there is something for everyone. I hope you have a plan to visit us again, as this year we intend providing more fun and...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The rooms need an overhaul. Went for views of the Drakensburg and got a view of the tarred parking lot. Staff are pleasant and helpful. Food was good value and quality... Housekeeping shocking! Left early... in my hurry to leave, I forgot clothes behind in the cupboard... never to be seen again :(

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

Dear TNT, We are obviously extremely concerned that your review of our hotel is rated as low as it is. It is firstly unfortunate that, although our resort is right up against the beautiful backdrop of the Drakensberg, not every room has the best view, some better than others. Regards your missing items, the fact that our staff hand in...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • 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: €100 - €122 (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 & Leisure Hotel Underberg
Drakensberg Gardens Golf And Leisure Resort
Drakensberg Gardens Hotel Leisure
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