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Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Drakensberg Gardens over the Easter Weekend and were very impressed at how much it had improved since we were last there 5 years ago. There is so much do there for the children that we didn't see our kids unless they were hungry. Your new adventure park and heated pool were a huge hit. I would also...

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

Dear TerriP, Thank you for the lovely review, a great advertisement for our property. We have invested fairly substantially in our facilities and activities over the past 5 or so years, focusing on families and the outdoor experience. Your family's experience as mentioned is a tremendous compliment. It is our goal to keep everyone busy and happy, and we do...

Robertson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Fairways for 4 nights!!! Wish it was longer. Most beautiful resort and in the most perfect setting. So much to do for a family. Staff is exellent and accomodation beautiful. Pool area stunning for kids. Will defn go again.

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

Dear karinleroux, What a lovely review, with many thanks. It is fantastic that your family enjoyed it, and that there was "so much to do." I am sure the kids loved the new slides, along with the multitude of other activities here. That really has been our goal and focus recently. There is more coming this year, and hopefully will...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous location. So many activities to do I do not know where to start. I can see the resort realy pay attention to the smaller details that makes a stay so much more memorable. For example, the chocolates and weather view for the following day. The resort is set in the perfect location and is not too far away. I...

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

Dear Marine S We are extremely happy you found our resort a wonderful holiday destination, and that our efforts into providing the multitude of facilities and activities for the whole family are appreciated. I look forward to your return in winter time, with the snow capped mountains, and snow often on the resort. A truly different and beautiful world at...

Winterton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Glengarry Country Club was fun and a good challenge - the greens are hard and slow but that's what you expect to find in the mountains. The club house has good character and the food delicious. We will definitely be back.

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

Dear Steven W, Thank you for your review of the golf at Drakensberg Gardens. It is great to hear you found the course both fun and challenging - and quite right, the greens can be somewhat harder than our coastal "wet" courses. I will look into the slowness aspect with our Greenkeeper, as we have had fair run recently. The...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had family from Australia here and spent 3 nights at Fairways in 2 chalets. Excellent service and accommodation. Clean and comfortable. Some of the furniture inside is a little old now like the sleeper couches. Also, it would be better if the cafes opened earlier than 10 or 11. One big disappointment is the kiddies area has hardly any...

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

Dear Sadie, Thank you for your review of Drak Gardens. To address your negatives: For breakfast, our buffet breakfast opens at 06h30 our golf clubhouse at 09h00, and our Bistro restaurant at 10h00. I agree our kids play area is in need of revamp for new machines, which we are targeting to upgrade and use a new service provider in...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Each year we spend a week at our timeshare Fairways, which is located around the eye pleasing golf course situated in this resort.Each time we come here we are amazed at the substantial improvements that made been made at this resort. Besides great improvements to their Adventure section, they have erected 5 great sides in the pool area, which is...

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

Dear Barrybe, Thank you for your review of Drakensberg Gardens, and the lovely comments. We are extremely proud of the developments and facilities on the property, all created for our guests to enjoy the outdoors and adventure activities that are so popular with our returning client. The new slides will have a Kids' splash pad completed by the end of...

Kinrooi, Belgium
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Nice hotel! we had a perfect room, very clean, queen size bed. breakfast was good. dinner was ok. not so much variety many activities to do: golf, swimmingpool, hike, mountainbike tour (rent a bike at the lobby), snooker.... wonderful nature here! you will find peace here! wifi should be free of charge in the year 2016 I would return to...

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

Dear Jeroen, Thank you for your lovely review, and also comment on the dinner variety, which I will certainly look into immediately. We are redoing all our menus on the resort, and can assure you that we have aimed even higher this year to provide the ever improving experience our guests expect on holiday. It is great to see you...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a sprawling complex with a Hotel, Self-catering cottages and several time share enclaves set in the heart of the Drakensburg mountain range with stunning scenic views - we spent a great weekend here in Fairways Time Share – a 3 bedroomed semidetached unit with ample space and very comprehensively equipped which overlooked the golf fairways – the complex...

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

Dear GDay Thank you for the great review and recommendation. Our Gold Crown Fairways units are a matter of pride on the resort, well managed by the resident GM, and with many favourable remarks on the friendly staff. I hope you had time to experience all of our restaurants and facilities, and we appreciate your comments on the golf course....

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I traveled here for a family trip for a week over the New Year period of 2016/17. We stayed in one of the Fairways Timeshare rooms on the far side in relation to the gate. The resort as a whole is exquisite. It is very large and there are an endless amount of activities to do there. Each room has...

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

Dear "Bloodhound" Thank you so much for a fantastic review - a great advertisement for us and our many facilities, in the hope it is read by many people, and who all get to come and experience our beautiful resort. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment on the property, and I am extremely pleased with your closing...

Mount Edgecombe
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stayed at Drak Gardens again....Golfing for a few days. The food and accommodation was outstanding. Not much other to do as we were all too busy... however when we had time - we all ventured to the new ZIP-LINE, had a lovely tea afterwards (and before - think it was our nerves) had a few meals on the resort...

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

Dear DawnB, Many thanks for your lovely review of Drak Gardens. It was a real pleasure hosting the golf group for the weekend. The golfers were very lucky to avoid the rain, and I am sure all enjoyed the course. As for the ladies, always a pleasure, and wonderful having you all visit the new tea garden at the Adventure...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pool
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  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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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: $131 - $151 (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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