We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Save
Share
Drakensberg Gardens Road, Drakensberg Garden, Underberg 3257 South Africa
Lowest prices for your stay
Expedia.com
Hotels.com
Agoda.com
US$90
View deal
Booking.comUS$102
eDreams
TravelocityUS$106
View all 10 deals
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (347)
Room & Suite (102)
Dining (26)
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Read more
Updated 20/11/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Updated 20/11/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
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.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Archery
Badminton
Babysitting
Paid private parking on-site
Street parking
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Boating
Game room
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Squash
Tennis court
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family

Location

Full view
Contact
Drakensberg Gardens Road, Drakensberg Garden, Underberg 3257 South Africa
Getting there
King Shaka Intl Airport182 kmSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
439Reviews8Q+A67Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 131
  • 148
  • 87
  • 44
  • 30
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
roshnienaidu wrote a review Yesterday
Umkomaas, South Africa1 contribution
Had a fabulous time. Plenty of activities to keep the Adults and kids entertained . Pricing is affordable. Holiday will always be memorable. Staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable-always going the extra mile
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded yesterday
Many thanks for your great review on your stay with us. Our staff take great pride in being friendly, and providing that memorable experience. We have your other review too, thank you, and that is awesome to see that you will be returning to us! We will have more adventure for your family by the next time you visit... we certainly look forward to hosting you again. For another memorable holiday. Many thanks again.
Read more
627charmainej wrote a review Jul 2022
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
Great facilities, extremely poor service. We booked at the Bergview restaurant for supper, when we got there, we were told that there was only one vegetarian meal left and the lamb casserole was finished, we had 3 vegetarians and no beef or pork. This left our choices very limited. Meals were then received from the other restaurants in take away containers, we had to plate our own meals at the restaurant. With respect to the rooms, it was freezing and due to the drop in temperature the rooms did not adequately warm up, there were no heated blankets, when we asked for additional blankets, we were told the blankets were provided on the bed.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for your review and feedback. With apologies, we will investigate as to why menu items may have been short in our one restaurant. This is certainly not a norm for our popular A la Carte restaurants. Unfortunately it is (to be expected) freezing in the berg in winter, and all our rooms have heating, and extra blankets in our cupboards for those that may require. Thank you again.
Read more
Paul S wrote a review Jul 2022
27 contributions8 helpful votes
The hotel and the facilities, activities and place are great. The rooms are 3 stars and you get what you get, nothing fancy to speak of, very basic and outdated. Made more for small little people, zero features, room amd a bed and a si gle heater for the cold. Simple fan for the heat. The location is teaming with real-life baboons, who are massive and scary. They go where they like with unloaded paintball guys trying to chase them. The two restraunts are nothing fancy, the bergvuew was not the best, the other was basic basic. Would not review as it's not even worth a review. The place is 3 stars and that's what you get... only...
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pack warm, makensjre you bring protection for baboons, best to bring your own braii, and food,...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for your review and feedback. It is unfortunate in terms of your restaurant experience, which we will address with our team, thank you. And, we are working closely with KZNW in terms of our baboon issue. An extremely sensitive issue, as most are aware. Many thanks again.
Read more
Thashi G wrote a review Jul 2022
7 contributions
A great stay. Lovely resort, facilities and activities were great. The hotel room was airy, spacious and clean, just so cosy and comfortable. Staff were friendly, polite and accommodating. The reception area is a bit drab and could do with some uplifting with some live entertainment. The bergview restaurant staff and food was amazing. Unfortunately the Vine Knot restaurant was disappointing on every level. The staff at the adventure park are brilliant at what they do, so thumbs up for them. Will definately return. However the down side are the pothole roads getting there.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you kindly for your review and feedback. Lovely to see you enjoyed our Bergview restaurant, but we will certainly look at our Vine Knot experience... we do understand that this restaurant does become extremely busy. But, good to see you enjoyed the facilities, the staff and the adventure park guys, we will be sure to commend them. Many thanks again, and we look forward to your return, hopefully for another "amazing stay". Much appreciated.
Read more
lsondi854559 wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent experience. Place is beautiful, food is great. The walking trails, horse rides, bar and pool areas clean. Fire places all over. The experience was really amazing and I would love to go back for longer stay
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 09 Jul 2022
Many thanks for your great review and positive feedback, much appreciated. It is always fantastic to have happy guests who enjoy their valuable time with us.It seems that all your experiences were really good, and our team will be particularly proud of that, thank you. We too hope that you will make it back to us again soon, definitely for a longer stay. We look forward to hearing from you, and having the opportunity to host you at Drak Gardens. Many thanks again.
Read more
mhiral377404 wrote a review Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Absolutely loved the stunning views of the mountains! The tranquility and peacefulness was soul refreshing. The resort has many facilities and activities to choose from. Would definitely return to the resort.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Many thanks for your review of your stay with us. The best news is that you will "definitely return", that is always fantastic for our team to hear. Whether it be for the tranquility, or the adventure, we certainly look forward to hosting you again, hopefully soon. We do our utmost to bring some new adventure onto the resort every year, so we hope you will enjoy our new activities next time around. Many thanks again!
Read more
sdevul373108 wrote a review Jun 2022
Durbanville, South Africa1 contribution
Wonderful resort, food was tasty & hotels were clean. Staff were absolutely pleasant and friendly all round from security to housekeeping and dining. Lots of activities to keep the kids entertained for most of the day.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Thank you kindly for your lovely review on your stay with us, really nice for our team to see! It is a great reward to have happy guests, who enjoyed their stay, from the restaurants (over an extremely busy weekend), to our good staff who value our guests, and the multiple actvities we have on offer. There are 2 more exciting activities coming this winter, so please watch this space. We hope your experience brings you back to visit us soon... we will be waiting, and look forward to hosting you again. Many thanks from all of us again.
Read more
donavanp54 wrote a review Jun 2022
Alberton, South Africa2 contributions
We were expecting much more than we got, rooms were very basic and needs updating. lamp stand was broken, door handles were broken and there is only underfloor heating available as heating (this is also not working 100%). You can ask for a heater and additional blankets, but only after having a night in a freezer of a room. staff is always friendly, but the service is really slow. We at at the Vine knot, which I would argue needs to close down or get new management. Their pizza's are really not good. Great place for kids, but really the place is just outdated.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2022
Thank you for your review, which we have here and on our internal review platform. With apologies, not great feedback for our team, which we have addressed with all. And acknowledged and agreed that we had our challenges in our A la Carte restaurant over one busier evening. Many thanks again, but we do still hope you will bring the kids back some time for more berg adventure... our aim is to provide a wonderful guest experience for all. Kind Regards
Read more
impuphu wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
Not a great experience. The restuarant had terrible service. After two hours we left and my wifes meal hadn't even arrived yet. I know everyone is trying after covid but some maintenance and general management is definately lacking.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2022
With apologies, we cannot locate your name from the label on this review. Or we would be able to locate our management feedback on the night in question, at the restaurant in question. Respectfully, we have no record of guests waiting 2 hours for meals. At any time. Kind Regards
Read more
Ester wrote a review Jun 2022
Uvongo, South Africa3 contributions
Only one heater! Only one extra blanket per bed. No electric blankets. Fire was a bit dismal. They also ran out of firewood. Geyser very small. Hot water ran out. 250mb internet PER STAY. This one was hilarious. (not) We had my son in law from Australia with us. I felt so embarrassed
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Muil, General Manager at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Responded 24 Jun 2022
With apologies for your experience. We believe your stay was in one of our Timeshare resorts? We will certainly ensure your review and comments are forwarded on from our hotel side. Kind Regards
Read more
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$80 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
drakensberg gardens golf & leisure hotel underberg, drakensberg gardens golf and leisure resort, drakensberg gardens hotel leisure
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderbergDrakensberg Garden
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa 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 Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.