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Drakensberg Sun Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R600 Central Drakensberg | Cathkin Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Drakensberg Sun Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Winterton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I must say that this resort is one of the best. It's excellent whether you going to relax to feel the tranquility of the place or to go all out for an adventure as there are many activities to fulfill your desires.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked a "Superior" room with the idea that the room will give us a comfortable edge above a "Standards" room. I was very disappointed when I walked into the room and saw the small size of this room. I said to myself: "How small is a Standard" room then?". The finishes in the room is aged and the one... More

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My two girls aged 5 and 11 had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the activities which kept them busy and outdoors staff were great, the grounds were well amintained, wife and I have a great time too food was great, rooms were clean and neat

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful hotel and resort situated in the Catkin Peak area of the Drakensburg. It's great service coupled with the superb ambiance of a mountain resort was an excellent place for a weekend getaway. It caters for couples and families alike. It's quaint Eco spa also assists in relaxing its guests whilst rejuvenating you. Well worth the recomendation.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. there is no lift in the resort. I have a slipped disc and struggled up 3 flights of stairs more than 5 times a day 2. the walls between rooms are thin and besides hearing everything that our neighbours discussed, they could hear us and complained to the reception 3. the shower was so small and cramped that I... More

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed every moment!!Staff were great!! Grounds beautiful !!! Food was great!!! Loved the boat trip,surrounding area etc.Loved the snow and we do feel very BLESSED !! Will definitely go again!! Thanks !!!

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not impressed with the attitude of the reception staff including management. One of the Food & Beverage Managers asked if we were guests at the hotel when we went down to dine and it surely wasn't in a "nice" way. As a guest of the hotel that statement of his didn't go down to well with me. This is... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good hotel in an excellent environment. The hikes and zip lining tour are very recommended. It was very safe, the meals were good. The activities were extensive. We had a fun time. I would go back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room was spacious & comfortable but dated. Shower was extremely small. Lovely view from the room though. They really, really cater for kids so there is lots to keep them entertained. Reception should inform guests on checkin that the program is so extensive & not just hand out programs. Service in the bar was poor-no waiter around so we had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Drakensburg Sun resort was a regular holiday destination for my family when I was a child. After many years we returned and it was very encouraging that the hotel has retained their very high service standards. We were greeted warmly at reception and given a lovely hot chocolate in the snowy weather. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and... More

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Additional Information about Drakensberg Sun Resort

Address: R600 Central Drakensberg | Cathkin Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Winterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Drakensberg Sun Resort 4*
Also Known As:
Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Hotel Winterton
Drakensberg Sun Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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The Drakensberg is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed tourist destinations and it is little wonder why. Set in the breathtaking Cathkin Peak area of the Drakensberg Mountains, the Drakensberg Sun not only offers guests panoramic views of the region but some of the best resort facilities and amenities imaginable. If you’re interested in visiting the Drakensberg during your next holiday, the Drakensberg Sun resort is the accommodation offering for you. ... more   less 
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