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Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

stayed at fairways resort over the weekend.as always an ideal spot .reasonable accommodation and facilities.ideal for families with children.selfcatering facilities are very good
have stayed here on several occasions and this resort never fails to meet all our needs!
was our favourite resort when the kids were growing up and now our grandchildren !
setting is ideal with the riverflowing through and the natural pools!our favourite picnic spot!
hikes from the resort are also great !will recommend this anytime !

Room Tip: choose units overlooking the golf course so kids can run out
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank saradurban
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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Thank you for your kind recommendation of our Resort.
It is a great privilege for us to have generations of families that come to Drakensberg Gardens, and enjoy the return trip every year.
We certainly hope that this keeps getting better, where we focus on continuous change and growth for your family's enjoyment.
We try as much as possible to take our cue from our guests with improving our facilities and experiences.
We certainly look forward to having your family with us next year again. Or sooner.

Kind Regards

Peter Muil
GENERAL MANAGER

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Booked at the Drakensberg Gardens hotel from 21 to 24 September 2012. Excellent resort. Self catering also available. Various leisure activities could be enjoyed at leisure - hikes, nature trails, boating, fishing, golf, board games, outdoor sports, swimming, an excellent Cellu Beauty Spa and a very well equipped fitness centre. Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city then one should make their way here. Activities for all age groups. Lovely bars and restaurants on premises. Prices can suit any budget depending on facility required. During winter. If u are lucky u could experience snow. Highly recommended. Both relaxing and a very enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank niruDurbs
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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Good Day Niru,

Thank you so much for your review of our property. It is wonderful when we have the opportunities to make people's holidays, and that you were able to enjoy the experiences we have to offer. We certainly like to believe we make friends from the many people who visit us, and I hope that you will be back at Drakensberg Gardens soon.
Keep checking our website and Drakensberg Gardens Facebook page to keep updated on our new developments and facilities, specials and events.
Looking forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards

Peter Muil
GENERAL MANAGER

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Upgraded, refreshed, expanded and better than ever, it's the ideal resort for families, offering a host of activities for children, brilliant views for mom who wants to sit and read her book in peace, and a host of eateries from which to choose. Had one of the best mutton bunny chows ever at the Glengarry Golf Clubhouse (far end of the resort) but also ambrosial food at two of the other restaurants as well. The new hotel rooms that were recently built are fantastic. Friendly staff, a perfect setting, and big beautiful and comfy beds really worth leaving home for! What more could you ask for?

Room Tip: The new rooms that were recently built, a short walk up the hill from the main building . . .great views overlooking the resort and the Rhino Horn peak.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Peta104
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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2012

Dear Peta,

Thank you so much for your kind and positive review of our property.
We are delighted to know that your time with us was "terrific".
Lots of new things happening here at the moment, always more to do, and hoping you will be even happier on your next visit.
Looking forward to seeing you in summer.

Kind Regards

Peter Muil
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We were two couples staying in the Fairways golf section of the resort. The unit was excellent with all the mod cons including sports channels allowing us to watch the Olympics. The 3 restaurants were very good with my preference the Bistro with stunning 5 cheese pizzas and smoked chicken wraps at very reasonable prices. The Vine restaurant was ok but I think the better bet is the Carvery.
The unit is serviced, the spa excellent with Theresa who manages the spa exceptional in client service. The gym is excellent and used it 3 times.Stunning drives in the area plus in Underberg we visited Puckaries who had the second best scones in South Africa. Service of staff was excellent and the snow on Monday capped the trip.

Room Tip: Fairways has the best views and if you book a spa treatment then gym usage is free
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank DennisRogers
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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2012

Dear Mr Rogers,

Thank you for your review of our Resort.
It is always good to hear that our facilities were enjoyed, and that you had the opportunity to sample our restaurants.
I will make sure to pass your compliments onto the team, with my Exec Chef beaming over your comment regards his 5 cheese pizza.
It is really rewarding that you and your friends left us, and Underberg, with pleasant memories.

Many thanks again,

Peter Muil
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

We were spolit by our daughter in London to go to the Drakensberg garden for the Easter weekend. The road to the resort was not the greatest more potholes than road. Boking in was a bit of a disappointment as they could not find our keys eventhough we arrived after the book in time. When we got to our room we saw that it was a room for disable people. We are not disable. The room also smelt as if it had not been used for a long time. The room was adequate for us. There was plenty to do at the resort, golf, squash, bowls, horse riding, rowing on the lake, a spa, gym, pool etc. The walks in the berg were good.
Not all their restaurants were open for the weekend and we could not try them. The carvery in the dining room was a bit over priced at R150.00 per person.

Room Tip: not in room M00
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank gman171154
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Peter M, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2012

Thank you for your review of our Resort and your stay here.
It is somewhat disappointing that aspects of your accommodation and the check in did not meet up to the standard expected.
Please be assured that we find your comments extremely useful, take this very seriously, and have already addressed all issues with my relevant management.
We do try and rotate the restaurants and offer variety to our clients, but business levels do tend to dictate that factor. A solution is for a plan ahead of where to have Dinners, an aspect of the stay we have improved, to communicate to you better, on arrival.
Glad you enjoyed the space and facilities, on a Resort that is improving and offering more and more every year.
I certainly hope to see you back at Drak Gardens, and when you do, please look me up.

Yours in Hospitality,

Peter Muil
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