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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I visited this place over 10 years ago , prior to it changing hands , the food was very good then , and still is . Wasn't happy with small room previously , With the new management , came newer rooms which are bright and airy with amazing views . This lovely place - is the ideal place to rest...

Thank manjula111
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Who needs a TV in your room when you can have views from your balcony of the mountains. See photos. We stayed in one of the modern rooms with a lovely balcony looking over the countryside to the mountains in the distance. Very comfortable. Staff were friendly and the food was excellent. We spoke to one of the managers who...

Thank steamtrainfan
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A cosy and comfortable hotel near the Drakensberg that offers a welcome respite from the busy urban lifestyle. Service was excellent by the Manager Billy and his team and both the breakfast and dinner offered options which were well presented.

Thank Sudeshan R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Sanford Park was the perfect place for us to relax, reload and enjoy fresh air and a beautiful view from our beds. Beds were comfortable, rooms clean and spacious, the bathroom lovely (nice hot showers) and the view - priceless! We enjoyed the lovely garden and birdsong early in the mornings and felt extremely welcome when interacting with management and...

Thank IP_CapeTown
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The SPCH is like a pair of comfortable loafers. It is not without nicks and bumps, but it is a lovely setting, the food is quite well done and the staff seem generally glad to have you there. It is without affectation but all the things you need in a hotel in far flung Bergville seem to be in hand,...

Thank Jcraigh
Vereeniging, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Management and staff do not give a damn about your needs. Rowdy guests kept us up all night and the lady at reception told us that she works untill 22:00, the 24 hour emergency number was not answered the first time we called and switched off thereafter and security disappeared! At 02:00 we gave up, got up and read. The...

Thank pscharneck
Bryce M, Manager at Sandford Park Country Hotel, responded to this review

Good day, On behalf of the management team at Sandford Park Country Hotel i would like to personally apologise for the inconvenience you had suffered during your stay our hotel. Unfortunately, our General Manager at the time was away from the property and now with light shed on the happenings during the weekend he has taken the responsibility upon himself...

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice location feels a world away from the city, the lodge and surroundings are picturesque with beautifully laid out gardens around the lodge leading down to the dam. We stayed in the hotel rooms which were comfortable and clean; although might have been nice to try the rondawels. The restaurant feels quaint, breakfast was very enjoyable, with both the usual...

Thank Anfield33
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed here two nights. The first in the modern hotel suite and the second in the traditional rondavel. The best was the rondavel. Hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. It has an amazing bar at the back of the restaurant which is fantastic true local bar. A home away from home. Take care while driving in the...

Thank Alan G
Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 9 July 2016

one of the few hotels who still serve table d hote........4 course supper served on at your table.......excellent service with reasonable prices. Buffet style breakfast with hot courses served to table from kitchen

Thank Brian_Trip2014
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We book the hotel for our honeymoon, we specifically ask for double bed to our as we are coming for honeymoon,we complained about it and no one was willing to help. Unfriendly staff, ugly breakfast, traveled 400km for such a terrible experience. We had to cut short our stay as we couldn't stay in such condition. I will would not...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Break away from the hustle and bustle of city life to a serene jewel in the Berg. Set in a picturesque English country garden with a dam and park-like surroundings, what could be more peaceful than just sitting and watching the ever-changing view of the mountains, maybe bird watching, fishing or cooling off in the crystal clear pool. Guests have a choice of 26 traditional rooms furnished in charming cottage-style which look out onto picturesque gardens. They have thatched roofs to ensure that the rooms are warm in winter and cool in summer. A honeymoon suite and rooms with fireplaces are also available.There are also 24 executive rooms to choose from. Each room is finished with modern fittings, have bathrooms with separate bath and shower and private patios with stunning views of the Berg.The interiors of Sandford’s main building are filled with old furniture and memorabilia. In The residents exclusive pub (renowned as the best and cosiest in the Berg), soak in the timeless atmosphere. Dinner is enjoyed in candlelit ambiance, attentive service and memorable cuisine prepared with care so as to seduce both the eye and taste buds. An extensive choice of South Africa’s best wines is at hand. A host of recreational facilities are on offer, such as swimming, volleyball, badminton, pool table, darts, table tennis and walks on the property. There are over one hundred and eighty species of birds to spot as well as canoeing and Florida Bass in the lake.Sandford Park Country Hotel’s convenient location is one of its many unique features. Situated conveniently off the N3, a mere 2 ½ hours from Durban and 3 ½ hours from Johannesburg, this timeless Country-style hotel is ideal for anyone searching for a getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandford Park Country Hotel

Address: R616 Kleinwaterval Farm, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: €94 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandford Park Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Choose rooms in the new buildings”
 of 5 bubbles manjula111, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the modern rooms with a mountain view.”
 of 5 bubbles steamtrainfan, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Country retreat”
 of 5 bubbles W9349EZalang, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for the excutive rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Brian_Trip2014, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“new block upper storey must have best views”
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