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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 :(

2 Thank TNT-Jhb
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... More 

Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Used to go as children and had forgotten what a Great place to go with the family the gardens are. Indoor fire Braai outside short hikes for kids alongside the river and with many activities like putt putt, heated pools, animal petting zoo and much more.

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

Dear ChrisF, We take great pride in providing an experience for the whole family, and it is wonderful to hear that you have come back after many years (or so it seems). It sounds like everyone had a great time, and we hope your review will be read by others that may not have been back to our Resort for... More 

Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

In a beautiful nature a nice resort with nice, neat cottages, or chambers. However, it is an effort to walk to the room (up to three steps), but a neat room with flat screen TV, double bed, walk-in closet and large bathroom with bath and rain shower. You can enjoy your 'own' garden. The buffet restaurant is ok with plenty... More 

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

Deat BertW, It is a great privilege to have reviews from our Dutch visitors, and we thank you for your review of Drak Gardens. With apologies for your walk up the 3 flights to the rooms, but I hope that you at least had a sense of being away from the main hotel - one of the key reasons for... More 

Mount Edgecombe
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Family went to Drak Gardens for the long Easter Weekend Break and once again did not disappoint us. Husband and 2 friends loved the Golf. Said the course was in great shape... (Thought men only said that about themselves or a 'chick') but never the less we all had a great time. 3 seasons in one day. So glad we... More 

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

Dear Dawn B, Many thanks for your lovely review of Drak Gardens over the busy Easter Weekend. I will be sure to convey your review to our team, especially Chef and our F&B department, who certainly, and happily, had their hands full. Our golf course creates an immense sense of pride on the property, and we have had rave reviews... More 

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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We are at the Fairways, 104 absolutely stunning for self catering. My husband caught 4 trout in the dam, my daughter went horse riding for a hour, there is zip lining for my younger daughter, the fire place in the cottage and the rooms are very comfortable, clean. The staff at the hotel and fairways are very professional, as I... More 

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

Dear KDVienna, Wonderful to have you with us, and we are overjoyed that your stay is one where you already want to come back. Our goal is absolutely to ensure that everyone is kept busy with activities, and entertained throughout. We also have some exciting new developments coming later in the year, with adventure in mind... in planning stages for... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel section of the resort. The front desk personnel lacked customer service skills, the cafe that was open for lunch served extremely poor quality food. The cutlery was dirty. Only two restaurants are open for dinner especially during holiday periods and if you dont book well in advance, you are left eating at the buffet which... More 

Thank Pre04
Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review

Good day Pre04, Thank you for your valued review of our resort. Unfortunately it appears your experience was less than memorable, for which we apologise. I will be sure to address the vegetarian options with our Chef, as well as your comment on quality, and our front desk. We would hope to cater for everyone in our A la Carte... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Basic - glorified Centre Parcs - if you like golf canoeing Pony trekking bowls - you'll love this place. nO ICE MACHINE ON PREMISES - HAD TO GET SOME FROM THE BAR - WHICH THEY TRIED TO TELL THEY DIDN'T HAVE! Eventually had to spend 15 rand to get a bag of ice - not massively expensive - but it's... More 

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

Good day, and thank you for your rating of our resort. We do take pride in our activities and the fun factor on the resort. Unfortunately, in response to your negative, in catering for hotel, self catering, timeshare and camping client, there is only so much ice available, and chiefly for our many bars and restaurants. When catering for up... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We booked at the hotel for weekend and the acccomodation was poor. The bathroom had a bath with a shower and the shower curtains were unhygienic. There was a bad odor in the bathroom. The towels were old and needs replacement. The room was crammed with furniture. The weavers units are in need of a revamp. I will not stay... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The scenery, the mountains are stunning. This is an awesome resort and offers a variety of activities. Very nice setting in the mountains. Great day walks in the area. There are plenty to do for families and wide open spaces for the kids to burn off some energy. I highly recommend this resort.

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

Dear Louisdu, Apologies for the late response, but a huge thank you for your great review and recommendation of our resort. We are very proud of what we are doing here, and it is a fantastic reward to get it right for guests such as yourself. I certainly hope to be seeing you at Drakensberg Gardens again. Many thanks, More 

Dutch Alps
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80 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival through the wonderful landscape we were extremely disappointed to find ourselves in something that once must have been a nice resort. Room is packed with furniture so that only one suitcase could be placed, the other had to be placed on two chairs. Very cramped! Window broken, NO safe in the room (!), no place to sit outside... More 

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

Dear Mr & Mrs Veldhuizen, We are obviously extremely concerned regards your rating of our hotel on the day of arrival, on New Year's Eve. I apologise for your impression, and assure you that we have standards on our Resort. Quite possibly, on a night where we are entertaining over a thousand people, may have had a negative impact on... More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: ₹ 6,375 - ₹ 7,884 (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
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