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About Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Located on a scenic 860 acre estate in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg. The Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort offers guests a tranquil setting to relax and unwind.

All accommodation is spacious and comfortable, offering a choice of standard or deluxe rooms. All hotel rooms have private bathrooms, televisions, telephones, tea and coffee-making facilities and heaters, for those cold winter days and laundry facilities. Some rooms are wheelchair friendly.

Dining options include The Eagles Roost Buffet Restaurant, Bergview and Vine-Knot Restaurant offer a ‘la carte dining. The Bistro and Glengarry Country Club is available for light meals during the day. The resort has two bars in the main building, Wildcat Sports Bar open from 08:00 till late and Buck & Trout Bar open from 15:00 Monday to Saturday. We have a designated lounge area to keep children for all ages entertained and a babysitting service.

Guests can enjoy picnic areas, hippo pools and boat hiring and fly fishing at the Lake Kwayoni.

The Adventure Park offers a variety of activities for example Zipline, archery, action cricket/soccer arena; BMX skills park, a 17km mountain bike single track and BMX hiring services.

A variety of other recreational activities are available on the resort such as tennis on our four different courts, bowls, volleyball, badminton, fly fishing, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Explore the adventure putt-putt course, 18-hole NGU rated golf course with motorised golf carts to hire, horse riding and squash facilities.

The Wellness Centre consists of a sauna, a plunge pool, a gymnasium, two Jacuzzi's, two steam rooms, a 24 jet hydrotherapy bath as well as a fully equipped gym with a cardiovascular circuit, a weight training section and a juice bar. The Wellness Centre also includes the LaVita Spa which offers five treatment rooms. Booking is essential.

The resort also offers two fully equipped conference and function venues with a maximum seating capacity of 200 delegates.

Spa: A world class Italian inspired Spa offering luxury treatment rooms, indoor heated pool, steam room & plunge pool, Jacuzzi, gymnasium, outdoor treatments, relaxation area and a 7 day Spa service, until 10pm.

Golf: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort is located on the Glengarry Golf Course which is the only 18-hole golf course in the Southern Berg and is NGU rated.

Wedding Venues: We cater for weddings up to and including 150 guests. Brides are able to choose from two ceremony venues, the riverside gazebo ceremony or the Ibis Pavilion. For the reception venue we have the Elegant Rhino Room or the Classical Vine Knot.

Conference Venues: Full and half day conference packages are available.

Family friendly: We offer a full-time entertainment programme for all ages, from face painting; pony rides and much more!


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Conference Venues
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposit is required to secure the booking and cancellation policy applies.

All rates quoted are:

Inclusive of 14% VAT

Excludes TOMSA (Tourism Marketing Levies) of 1% on accomodation, per person per night.

Tour prices are subject to entrance fee and petrol price increase.

Rates are quoted in ZAR.

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Reviews for Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

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Gugu Danisa
02 May 2017

Unfortunately we were allocated a unit that was directly in front of some construction, which resulted in it being very noisy early in the morning of our first day. There were people singing, machines going on and on - it certainly wasnt possible to relax and unwind. The room was also quite stuffy, struggled to get the old heater working (pity there was no fire place). We only spent one night instead of 4.

Rajen Marimuthu, South Africa
24 October 2016

very good experience. resort has lots of activities on offer. food is of very good taste & service excellent. staff are friendly & the facilities are well maintained.

Umesh Sewsunker, South Africa
08 July 2016

Had a great time. Lots of activities, well mannered staff and food was great. Only complaint is the number of kids as young as 3 years old that was allowed in the main bar up until 11 pm. We walked in to enjoy a night of karaoke only to find the bar packed with kids who basically took over the bar leaving the kids play area empty. We could not find a table and had to wait outside until some left. This says a lot about these parents and managements responsibility. Otherwise a well enjoyed weekend away.

Charlene Warwick, South Africa
11 January 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. The resort was well maintained and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Vimla Sookoo, South Africa
06 October 2014

Enjoyed my stay at Gooderson, but too short.

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Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort is 28.6km from the centre of Underberg , the nearest airport 173.6km (Margate Airport).
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