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Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

Lot 191 Remainder Koubad Farm Koubad Farm, Paulpietersburg 3180 South Africa
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Set in 550 hectares of beautiful KZN bushveld amongst giant Cambrian granite boulders that are millions of years old, the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort has beautiful views over the Bivane River and abundant bird life. Legend has it that the river at Natal Spa's warm water and bubbles were the work of a large black snake with an underground lair. While that myth may have kept the ancient San people from the healing mineral waters, it certainly didn't have the same effect on Oom Piet Wessles or the generations of visitors who have stopped over at this oasis between Vryheid and Paulpietersberg.
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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Tennis court
Water park
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Lot 191 Remainder Koubad Farm Koubad Farm, Paulpietersburg 3180 South Africa
Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort
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Meander09355802040 wrote a review 08 Apr
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This was really a restful and relaxing holiday for our family. We stayed for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. I would say that the service we received from the resort was 10/10 excellent, very efficient and such friendly staff from reception to housekeeping and the instructors for the activities. The place was clean and neat, every day the rooms were cleaned and replaced with clean towels. Loved the hot mineral pools and hydro pools, Jacuzzi was awesome. We did all of the activities -archery, air riffle, game room, miniature golf, horse riding and zip lining the kids had a blast. The food was delicious. The Chefs went out of their to make sure the food was cooked to perfection all the time definitely 5 star quality. The dining room staff made sure we were well looked after. Our last day we had such a special table setting even with a thank you card. Will highly recommend this place to anyone that would want a getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thank you so much The Boudrenghien family
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear The Boudrenghien Family, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I wanted to personally reach out and express my sincere gratitude for taking the time to leave us a glowing review on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we are thrilled to hear about your wonderful experience at our resort. Your detailed account of your holiday and the exceptional service you received truly warms our hearts. It's incredibly rewarding to know that our efforts in providing top-notch service, maintaining cleanliness, and offering exciting activities have made your stay truly memorable. Your words will undoubtedly help other travelers in their decision-making process, and we are grateful for your recommendation. We are always striving to improve and exceed expectations, and your feedback motivates us to continue delivering outstanding experiences to all our guests. Once again, thank you for choosing our resort and for sharing your positive experience with others. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another unforgettable stay.
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mpumi01 wrote a review Mar 2024
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Great place for a family outing. The entire staff is friendly and accommodative, lots to do and fun activities if you have children that will require entertainment and to be kept busy. Also enjoyed just soaking in the hot springs.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mpumi01 Thank you so much for your delightful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a lovely experience during your visit. Providing a welcoming atmosphere and enjoyable activities for families is something we take pride in. It's fantastic to know that you found our staff friendly and accommodating, and that there were plenty of fun options to keep the little ones entertained. We're glad you had the chance to relax and unwind in our hot springs as well. We hope to welcome you and your family back again soon for another wonderful outing!
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evedunlop wrote a review Mar 2024
Wartburg, South Africa1 contribution
We stayed in a family room and found it quite crowded. I recommend rather booking an interleading room for a family of 4. Neighbours also disturbed our sleep. Hotel lacks maintenance. The attraction is the hot springs.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Evedunlop, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and found our staff to be friendly during your stay. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the crowdedness of your family room. We understand that space is crucial for a comfortable stay, and we appreciate your suggestion regarding booking an interleading room for families of four. Your feedback will be taken into consideration for future improvements. We regret to learn about the disturbance caused by neighboring guests during your stay. Please know that while we strive to ensure a peaceful environment for all our guests, we unfortunately cannot control the behavior of others. We empathize with your frustration and will continue to address such issues to the best of our ability. Regarding maintenance, we take your comments seriously and will work diligently to address any areas of concern promptly. We're glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the attraction of our hot springs despite the challenges you faced. We hope that overall, you had a pleasant experience with us and that you will consider staying with us again in the future. Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more enjoyable stay. Best regards,
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ftembe704939 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Friendly staff. Great service. The rooms are modern,clean and well maintained. The pictures on the website really don't do them justice. We enjoyed the close proximity of all the activities they have to offer at the resort. The hot springs are a gem!!!
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Responded 07 Mar 2024
Dear Ftembe, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us! We're delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience during your stay. It's fantastic to know that you found our staff friendly and our service great. We take pride in maintaining modern, clean, and well-kept rooms, and we're thrilled to hear that they exceeded your expectations. Your kind words about the hot springs being a gem are truly heartening. We appreciate you highlighting the close proximity of the resort's activities. It's our goal to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for our guests, and we're glad to hear that you took advantage of the various offerings. Your mention of the discrepancy between the website pictures and the actual experience is valuable feedback. We'll certainly look into updating our visuals to better showcase the beauty of our accommodations. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your positive experience. We hope to welcome you back to our resort in the future! Warm regards,
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nirupa2024 wrote a review Mar 2024
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A special place that holds many memories. I traveled from Newcastle and family from Jhb n Dbn. Please can you contact locals for road repairs/maintenance. That's the only reason I cannot book as often as I'd like to. Thank you.
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Responded 05 Mar 2024
Dear Nirupa2024 Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to our establishment. We genuinely appreciate your kind words and are delighted to hear that our place holds special memories for you. Regarding your concerns about road repairs and maintenance, we understand the frustration caused by the current condition of the roads. We share your sentiments and have been actively advocating for improvements with the local government. However, as you rightly pointed out, progress in this regard has been slow, and it can feel like our efforts are futile. Nevertheless, with the upcoming elections, we hope to see renewed focus on addressing infrastructure issues, including road repairs. We will continue to voice our concerns to the relevant authorities and push for much-needed improvements, especially as they impact our guests' ability to visit us regularly. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to welcome you back soon despite the challenges posed by the roads. Warm wishes
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flonkalanga wrote a review Feb 2024
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There are lot of activities for kids ,it's very nice for family outing and this time pools were super clean. It's my 4th visit and I'm definitely coming back next month for my birthday outing. Keep up the good work
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Flonkalanga Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience! We're thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed the variety of activities for kids and had a great family outing. It's fantastic to know that the pools were super clean during your visit. We appreciate your loyalty as a repeat visitor, and we look forward to welcoming you back next month for your birthday outing! We'll strive to maintain the high standards that have made your visits enjoyable. If there's anything specific you'd like to see or if you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know. Thank you again for your kind words, and we can't wait to celebrate your birthday with you! Warm regards
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Sooner0311 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Arrived late trying to put Tents up in the dark and in the rain and all the manager could think of was payment, payment and protocol. The grass on the camp sites were very long and untidy. we have been going to Natal Spa for 20 years and never have we been this disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 06 Feb 2024
Dear Sooner0311, I hope this message finds you well, and I want to express my sincere apologies for the negative experience you encountered during your recent stay at Natal Spa. As the General Manager of the establishment, it deeply concerns me to learn about the issues you faced, and I want to assure you that your feedback is taken seriously. Firstly, I would like to clarify that, during the period you mentioned, I was not directly involved in the day-to-day operations, and I did not interact with any guests. I appreciate your loyalty over the past 20 years and truly regret that your experience did not meet your expectations this time. It seems there might be a misunderstanding, and I believe you may have interacted with either our Duty Manager or Front Office Manager. I understand the frustration with the challenging weather conditions, and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused during the tent setup. We are committed to providing a positive and memorable experience for all our guests, and it's disheartening to hear that we fell short on this occasion. Regarding the condition of the campsite, I am investigating the concerns about long and untidy grass. Your feedback is valuable, and we are taking immediate steps to address this issue to ensure that future guests do not encounter similar challenges. Once again, I appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention, and I am committed to making the necessary improvements to ensure a more enjoyable experience for all our guests. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely,
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mrsmarch8 wrote a review Jan 2024
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
This was one of the best resorts I’ve stayed at. Really clean. It wasn’t dusty even though there were half carpets. Really enjoy the variety pool areas; enough & spacious for everyone to enjoy. The warm pools is the best. Our children enjoyed every moment as much as we did.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 13 Jan 2024
Dear mrsmarch Many thanks for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. We appreciate that you see what we are doing. My TEAM is indeed a TEAM to be proud of. Thank you for the compliments. Visit us soon again.
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Sundree wrote a review Jan 2024
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This is truly a rest an relaxing place for individuals or families. I would say that the service I received from the resort was 10/10 excellent, very efficient an friendly staff. The place was clean an neat, every day house keeping would clean up the rooms an replace with clean towels. Loved the hot spring an hydro pools, Jacuzzi .Lots of activities for adults an kids archery, air riffle, game room, miniature golf, the kids had a blast. My highlight of the trip was the zip line, I enjoyed this the most. The pub has an amazing atmosphere in the evening just to sip on cocktails an relax. Will highly recommend this place to anyone that would want a gateway from the hassle an bustle of the city.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 07 Jan 2024
Dear SundreeMiles Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey about your stay at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort. We always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We hope to see you at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort again soon!
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LaurenX293GI wrote a review Jan 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
It was our first time visiting Gooderson Natal Spa hot springs and leisure resort and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We took the Dinner, bed and breakfast option and were so pleased we did. The food was exceptional. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The resort has lots of things to do with children.
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Responded 05 Jan 2024
Dear LaurenX293GI Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey about your stay at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort. We always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We hope to see you at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
R 962 - R 1,509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the natal spa hot springs and leisure resort hotel paulpietersburg
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The Natal Spa Hot Springs and Leisure Resort
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandPaulpietersburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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What are some of the property amenities at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.