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Drakensberg Sun Resort

R600 Central Drakensberg, Winterton 3340 South Africa
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#3 of 5 hotels in Winterton
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Poolside bar
Game room
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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MirindaK wrote a review Nov 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa2393 contributions106 helpful votes
COVID struck and travel has been so restricted but I am happy to be back! Travelling locally again has brought back the wanderlust! A recent trip to the Drakensberg took us for 7 nights to this beautiful resort. So peaceful you can hear yourself think. The chalets are well equipped. Loving hiking trails. In touch with nature. However, if you think you desperately need wifi then the chalets are a no no. The hotel area offers free, unlimited wifi. The library provides a space for you to work in. Pretty much most of the day we worked as we were on a working holiday. Our mobile routers didn’t pick up signal in the chalets. But I’m not complaining as it was a beautiful working break! Much fun was has when we weren’t working.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Pranesh Sukhdeo, General Manager at Drakensberg Sun Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Dear MirindaK Thank you for your wonderful review of the Resort and I am so glad to see that you made full use of all the facilities we have and enjoyed your stay with us. Your review is certainly encouraging to read and reassuring that the efforts of my team are not unappreciated. I am happy to report that we have found a solution to better wifi in the berg and are busy implementing this as we speak. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Andre W wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a family long weekend in the self catering units - clean, kitted out with everything required and very comfortable. Facilities are great and kids had a fantastic weekend, lots of fun activities and resort staff totally focused on ensuring the family has fun.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plenty to do in the area when you need a break from the resort
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Response from Pranesh Sukhdeo, General Manager at Drakensberg Sun Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate your kind words and are very glad to note that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. It is only through feedback that we are encouraged to continue the good work. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Biona Juman wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa54 contributions3 helpful votes
The resort is well maintained, staff polite and helpful. Lots of activities included in the price. Optional fine dining or self catering as the resort offers hotel and self catering options. Vast space and views of the mountains. Dam that has it own ferry operating tours twice a day. Fun and games poolside by the resorts own entertainment team. Kids play area, beach volleyball ball, massive chess and snake and ladders on the lawn. Lots to do, alternatively check in at the Spa that is located on the premises. Braai facilities closer to self catering unit with lovely views of the dam and mountains.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Tushant wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Pros Good clean rooms, clean linens. Buffet breakfast and dinner were decent, had enough to offer. Great views, hike trails, gardens around the hotel are very well kept, and a big positive part of the experience. Cons Lack of manpower during breakfast and dinner meant long queues were forming frequently. No lifts, so lots of stairs to climb if you book a room on the upper floors. Overall a good experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Werner Retief wrote a review Jul 2021
Pretoria, South Africa21 contributions8 helpful votes
We went as a family and booked one of the self-catering timeshare villas. Looking fwd to explore the area as we have never been in this part before. The resort itself is very nice and the accommodation was good and we had our own own built-in braai. It's not a gas braai so remember to take wood or charcoal. The fishing however was very dissapointing because the website advertise fly-fishing for rainbow trout but there is absolutely none in the dam, being "eaten by the bass" apparantly. According to the staffmember who signs out the boats on the dam it has not been stocked for over 4 years and you dont see any surface activity of feeding fish or fish patrolling the shadows. Lots of hiking can be done however and the Blue Grotto is definitively recommended, as is the Zip-line Canopy tour.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Dont go if you want to include fly-fishing for trout in your trip
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drakensberg Sun Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Nearby attractions include Drakensberg Boys Choir School (2.1 km), Drakensberg Mountains (4.4 km), and Dragon Rock Reptile Centre (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Valley Bakery, The Drakensberg Chocolate Memories, and Champagne Bistro - Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Drakensberg Sun Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Drakensberg Sun Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Drakensberg Sun Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.