Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Monks Cowl Golf Resort offers 32 double bed superior rooms, 1 executive/honeymoon suite and 8 self-catering units (6 sleeper). 9 Hole golf course, 18 hole adventure put-put course, rock pool, Jacuzzi, Kiddies adventure park and mini bike track, Night putt-putt, conferencing facility accommodating 60 people, bar, restaurant and much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Business
Mid-range
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Vijay127 wrote a review Jan 2021
Centurion, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Terry and his team are superstars. Place is clean and well maintained in spite of limited trading during these times. Food was great value for money and the resort is a haven for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mervin78 wrote a review May 2021
Midrand, South Africa12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a 2 nights stay between 29/04/2021 and 1/05/2021.
2 Adults and 2 kids bed and breakfast, we were allocated a room overlooking the beautiful Golf Course.
It rained from midnight on the 29/04/2021, heavy down pour the entire night and remained overcast and rainy for the duration of our stay, so we could not utilize the kids play areas or the pool etc. due to the bad weather.
It is a very beautiful resort, well maintained, with very friendly staff members.
There are a lot of activities for the whole family on the resort itself to keep you on the resort provided the weather is good.
I noticed from the website pictures of the resort that there were a few dams, but, fishing is NOT listed as 1 of the activities, however, I did carry my fishing gear, just incase.
We were informed after enquiring at reception, that fishing was allowed and that a few species of fish were in the dams, however I had NO luck in any of the dams.
The outside temperature was in the 10 to 11 degrees however the room itself was very warm, in fact we had to use the aircon to cool down the room during the night.
The rooms are not a 100% sound proof, we could still hear other guests at night.
The breakfast and dinner was excellent.
Overall this is an excellent value for money resort.
NOTE:
There is WILD life on the resort, like snakes, so it's best to always remember this when visiting this area not just the resort and be aware of your surroundings, we are in their backyards after all.
We did come across a baby Rhombic Night Adder which was dead from being run over by a Golf cart and after we reported this we were informed that an adult Rhombic Night Adder was removed from the same area a month prior and a Green Mamba was also spotted.
There are quite a few very bad potholes and road surfaces on the R600 especially over the low level bridge to cross over to get to the resort off the R600 just incase you don't drive a SUV/4x4.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms in the middle will receive noise from either side as the rooms are NOT 100% soundproof.
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Dorothy d wrote a review Oct 2021
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa290 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh what pure bliss... and so much fun we had. Sadly their main restaurant burnt to the ground, so you might find some construction on site.
The individuals working here from garden employees straight through to night security is so friendly and helpful. I don't think they expected people like us (lol if you know me and my husband youd know why I say this). We had a bit of a struggle with communication at first, we only had a take away and sat at the bar (where we seemed to be at each of our destinations this vacation) having a few dri ks when the people started coming in for dinner. Since we dis not opt for the buffet (which smelled deliscious tho) I ordered a pancake with a cauliflower and cheese sauce. WOWZERS it was so deliscious!!! I was angry with myself for not having 2. Their buffet breakfast was also quite good.
We stayed only for the night, but we had a very nice view over their lake.
I will definitwly reccommend this resort to anyone.
My hopes are they get their restaurant up and running and get back on their feer soon and prosper. I Loved last night's stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kristygray25 wrote a review Aug 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa89 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great family destination, with lots of amenities to keep the kids and adults entertained. Putt putt was our favorite, but there is also a pool area, playground, tennis courts and mini bike track. We stayed in a family hotel room with breakfast and dinner included. Even though the restuarant and pub had burnt down a week before our stay, the temporary restuarant was just as good with service and food. The lamb curry was amazing as were tge desserts and a very scrumptious breakfast each morning. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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dinesh307 wrote a review Jan 2022
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
brilliant stay, accommodation -excellent
service - 10/10
highly recommended to others
the staff of the resort are so friendly and passionate. it makes you feel so comfortable and warm.
there isn't a dull moment irrespective of the situation. Natisha is one of the staff member at the resort who is a "gem" and will need to be treasured as she delivers extraordinary customer service always and when interacting always makes you feel like you're family and special. i'll definitely be back soon to enjoy more precious moments with my family. kindly email me more specials, etc keeping me informed. also, if possible, please reinstate your rewards program, i certainly love it and miss it.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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johngovender57 wrote a review Nov 2023
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent experience at this resort from our entry at reception to the good meals that we enjoyed. Very friendly staff and welcoming warm experience. We arrived late on Friday and left early on Sunday morning but we needed more time to enjoy facilities at the resort. will be back soon
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Kyle Bosiger, General Manager at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort
Responded 19 Nov 2023
Good Day Mr. Govender Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gooderson Monks Cowl in the near future. Kind Regards Kyle Bosiger
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journeyswithhope wrote a review Jan 2023
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment you enter the peaceful surroundings, you are welcomed by friendly staff at the
reception - always friendly and helpful. The new restaurant is amazing - lovely ambiance and set up
the food is exceptional, well prepared. Staff always so amazing, going the extra mile to make your staff an unforgettable one. Looking for a quick escape from the city, Monks Cowl did not disappoint.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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knoesenm wrote a review Nov 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa690 contributions224 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights here as part of an organized group tour. During the free day, it was lovely walking around the golf course and around the facilities. I mean, the backdrop is the mighty Drakensberg mountain range!

The room was pretty with all the necessary amenities. The bathroom was a bit outdated but I could live with it considering my short stay.

The miss for me was the extremely overpriced food. I ordered a slice of chocolate cake, about 4cm by 4cm, and was charged R120 for it.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Kyle Bosiger, General Manager at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort
Responded 14 Nov 2023
Thank you for the review and feedback. We apologize for the over priced food, however we charge R69 for Tea/Coffee with a slice of cake. Our prices are dictated by the current price of food, and it does have an impact on what we are able to charge. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and hope to welcome you back to Gooderson Monks Cowl in the near future. Kind Regards Monks Cowl Management
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Gavin R wrote a review Feb 2023
10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having last been to Monks Cowl a good 10 years ago, it was a very pleasant surprise to see the recent upgrades. This resort is great value for money and an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding attractions.

The staff were super-friendly and helpful as well, with special mention going to Charmaine (spelling?) who went out of her way to meet requests. She also stayed up until the wee hours of the morning until our function ended. Much appreciated!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Logan Naidoo wrote a review Dec 2020
Durban, South Africa132 contributions72 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort is really dated and very dirty. There is no security and after 9pm, there is no staff on the premises to assist guests. Anyone is allowed to drive into the resort.
We had to cut our stay short as drains in the showers were continually being blocked. The chalets are not fully equipped and really filthy.
This place should actually be closed as its a health hazard.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,054 - R 1,942 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionCathkin Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Nearby attractions include Drakensberg Boys Choir School (3.2 km), Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre (4.7 km), and Drakensberg Mountains (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf 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 Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Valley Bakery, The Drakensberg Chocolate Memories, and Champagne Bistro - Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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