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Drakensberg Gardens

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Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, Southern Drakensberg  

Poised on a scenic 860 hectare World Heritage site, Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort is a one-of-a-kind retreat for guests to reconnect, relax and unwind. One can venture into the great outdoors – hiking, horse riding, canoeing or trout fishing – play a round on the Southern Drakensberg’s only 18 hole golf course or simply relax beside the swimming pools.


Due to the growth and popularity of mountain biking, the Drakensberg Gardens has developed and custom built a single track at the resort. The route is 12km and traverses the resort’s picturesque dam, golf course and the lush pine forest; and is suitable for all riders of all levels. Bikes are also available from the Hotel reception.

There is something for everyone to enjoy at a special retreat in Southern Drakesberg which is just two and a half hours drive from Durban.

The Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal venue for Conferences. Two state-of-the-art conference / function venues that seat up to 200 guests easily accommodate day conferences, seminars, presentations, cocktail parties, gala dinners, special occasions, functions and Weddings. With its array of activities and facilities, Drakensberg Gardens is perfect for teambuilding.

The Three-Star rated Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort offers spacious and comfortable accommodation with standard, superior and deluxe rooms. All have private bathrooms, television, telephones, tea and coffee making facilities and heaters.

Guests also have the option of four, five and six sleeper fully equipped self-catering units which are ideal for family getaways. Parents, who need a break from cooking and child care, can request a babysitter at reception and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.

To find out more, watch a video or contact us.

The Inaugural GOODERSON DRAKENSBERG GARDENS MTB & TRAIL RUNNING CHALLENGE was held on the weekend of the 19-20 July 2014 at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort in the Southern Berg.

Read about the inaugural race by downloading the Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens MTB & Trail Running Challenge report

Watch the video below, which was taken by Bruce Hansen, of Andrew Hill and Tyron coming off the new route off the plateau. They make riding look easy!!!

Drakensberg Gardens Photo Gallery

Drakensberg Gardens Pricing / Rates

Description Sharing Single Basis Dinner
Standard Room R795 R1050 BB R165
Deluxe Room R895 R1150 BB R165
*Prices are effective from 1 March 2014 and are subject to change, Rates are per person per night. Children under 2 stay for free, children aged from 3 to 15, sharing with adults, stay free but pay a pro-rata percentage for meals.

 

Winter Special (Valid 01 May – 31 August 2014) Sharing Single Basis Dinner
Standard Room R795 R1050 DBB

 

Self Catering Type Out of Season In Season
4 Sleeper Unit Orchard R1075 R1175
6 Sleeper Unit Orchard R1230 R1330
4 Sleeper Unit Firtree R1050 R1150
6 Sleeper Unit Blue Gum R1400 R1500

Honeymoon Suite

Enjoy your first days together as husband and wife in our newly renovated Honeymoon Suite. With a king size bed, sunken lounge, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower and a private balcony with stunning mountain views.

 

Description Sharing Basis

Honeymoon Suite

Package includes:
Bubbly in room on arrival

Couple’s body massage

Access to the Wellness Centre

Cocktail sundowner nightly

R1250 D/B/B
*Rate is per person per night

News and Improvements

We are always improving our facilities and with that we just completed a brand new BMX track for all of our visitors who are adventure enthusiasts. We also have BMX bikes available for hire so there is no need to bring your own.

Some Additional Improvements Include:

  • Guests will notice the improved appearance of the course with new bridges, cart paths, the level of the tee-boxes, as well as the purchase of additional golf carts.
  • Eagles Nests rooms are newly refurbished. Our visitors will enjoy the superior accomodation and lovely family rooms.
  • Additional Kiosk and Picnic sites next to the river have been completed.
  • A new Gazebo has been added next to the river for stunning weddings.
  • Upgrade to the Bergview pool and slides
  • Bergview restaurant now features a hot pool “The Cove”
  • New net driving range for practice alongside adventure golf
  • We are extending our Mountain Bike Trail in May 2014, with fresh trails and loops

Activities

Click here to download our Entertainment Programme.

Activity Duration Playing Cost Hire Cost
Horse Ride One Hour R165 -
Two Hours R275 -
Adventure Golf 18 Holes R20 pp -
Trout Fishing Per Week R275 -
Max 2 Trout pp Per Day R160 -
Per Session R90 -
Catch and Release per Day R60 -
Trout Fishing Rod Hire Per Day - R95
Per Session - R60
Wellness Centre Per Day - R60
Weekly Rate R180 pp R95
Rowing Boat Hire Per Hour - R40
Badminton Per Session - R10 pp
Tennis Per Session - R10 pp
Squash Per Session - R10 pp
Bowls Per Session - R10
Board Games Per Session - R20
Kiddies Pony Rides Twice Daily - -
Mountain Bike Trail For Two Hour Session - R60 pp
Driving Range Half Hour Session R30 -

Drakensberg Gardens Room Types

Room Type
#
Specifics
Bathroom
Comments
Standard Room 48 Twin / Double Beds Bath and/or Shower Includes Tea / Coffee, Safe, Mini-Bar and DSTV
Deluxe Room 28 Double / Double or King Separate Shower & Bath
Family Rooms 5 2 Twin Beds, 1 Queen Bed Bath & shower
Paraplegic Room 1 2 King Bed Special Needs Bathroom

Dining at Drakensberg Gardens

Dining Areas
Children
Adults
Comments
Eagles Roost (Breakfast) 4-12 (half price) R110 Full Buffet Breakfast.
Eagles Roost (Dinner) 4-12 (half price) R165 Buffet, Carvery and Stir Fry.
Vine Knot A la Carte, Italian type menu, Open on specific days.
Bergview A la Carte, Upmarket Berg style Cuisine, Open on specific days.
Bistro Open every day from 10h00 – 18h00.
Glen Garry Country Club Open every day from 09h00 – 17h00.
*Children must be accompanied by an Adult

Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club


For the golfing enthusiast, the Resort prides itself on the renowned Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club, the only 18-hole golf course in the Southern Berg (NGU affiliated). Known to be challenging but fair, the course is ideal for all golfers from seasoned professionals to the first time player.

Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club boasts the most spectacular views of the Rhino Horn Peak and Lake Kwanyoni boating and trout fishing dam with a beautiful clubhouse, unspoilt fairways and arresting greens that are kept in perfect playing condition throughout the year. The Club’s membership has been increasing every year and now has over 2000 members.

Guests will notice the improved appearance of the course with new bridges, cart paths, the level of the tee-boxes, as well as the purchase of additional golf carts.

Description 9 Hole 18 Hole Weekly Daily
Members Green Fees R120 R150 R450 -
Green Fees R140 R190 R490 -
Day visitor - R290 - -
Motorised Golf Cart R140 R220 - -
Golf Pull Trolley - R50 - -
Private Golf Buggy - - R120 R40
Golf Club Hire per Set - R120 - -

Course Details

This 18 Hole Par 72 Golf Course plays 5559m (Club) and 5738m (Championship). The front 9 of the course offers 1x Par3, 7x Par4 and 1x Par5 with a total distance of 2856m (Club) and 2927m (Championship). The back 9 of the course offers 3x Par3, 3x Par4, and 3x Par5 with a total distance of 2703m (Club) and 2811m (Championship).

Click here to download the front and back of our Golf Card.

Health Spa and Wellness Centre

Treat yourself to an oasis of tranquillity with breathtaking views, unsurpassed natural spoils and the serenity of luxurious Spa treatments… Succumb to the rejuvenating effects of the fresh mountain air and scenic mountain backdrop at the Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort Wellness Centres.

The popular Wellness Centre consists of a sauna and plunge pool, two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, a 24 jet hydrotherapy bath (heated) as well as a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular circuit, weight training and juice bar. The Wellness Centre also includes Cellu-Beauty Wellness Retreat, which offers 5 treatment rooms (booking is essential).

Renowned for a diverse offering in all forms of health and wellness, Gooderson Leisure Wellness Centres’ relaxing facilities will rejuvenate your spirit and revive your senses.

Wellness Centre & Spa: Treatments

  • Aromatherapy Full Body Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Electronic Body Massage
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting
  • Botox To Freeze Frowns & Crows Feet
  • Medical Peels To Remove Pigmentation & Fine Lines
  • Peels To Reduce Scarring
  • Surgiderm Fillers For Deep Wrinkles
  • Non Surgical Facelifts To Plump Sagging Skin
  • Weight Loss Programmes
  • Menopausal And Anti Aging Supplements
  • Wrinkle Fillers
  • Intensive Hydrating Capsules
  • Pamper Programmes For The Soul
  • Gel Nails
  • Medical Skin Peels
  • Luxury Paraffin Wax

Book Your Relax Time Now:
Tel: +27 33 7011 355 Extension: 1064
Fax: +27 33 7010 020
EMail: drakgardensspa@cellubeauty.com

Conferencing at Drakensberg Gardens

Give your delegates more than just a conference, give them inspiration. Break away from the norm to a venue where your staff will be made to feel relaxed in comfortable natural surroundings and which will increase their ability to focus on the task at hand. We will help you to get the most out of your conference with our trained onsite staff and their ability to deliver on our promise to provide good value.

Find your location for motivation at the Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, located in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg. The Resort boasts fully equipped conference/function venues seating up to 200 delegates and guests can unwind between conferences at the Wellness Centre.

Room
Banquet
U-Shape
Classroom
Cinema
Buffet
Rhino Room 1 - 40 50 80 -
Rhino Room 2 - 40 50 80 -
Mashai Room 1 - 25 30 50 -
Mashai Room 2 - 25 30 50 -
Rhino Room 1 & 2 - 100 120 180 140
Mashai Room 1 & 2 - 40 50 80 -
Boardroom Max 10 Pax - - - -

Conference Catering

  • Tea / Coffee / Pastries mid morning.
  • Lunch Served in our Restaurant
  • Tea / Coffee / Biscuits served mid afternoon.

Standard Equipment

  • Flip Chart, Pens & Screen.
  • PA System, Lectern, White Board.
  • Dry Wipe Pens, Extension Leads.
  • Notepads & Pencils.

Location & Directions to Drakensberg Gardens (GPS -29° 45′ 17.03″ S | 29° 14′ 21.53″ E)

Directions from Durban

  • Take the N3 past Pietermaritzburg.
  • Just before Howick take the off ramp to the left marked “Underberg/Bulwer R617.
  • Follow the signs to Bulwer on the R617 all the way to Underberg.
  • Go through the town of Underberg, you will pass the Country Club on your right.
  • ± 4km outside Underberg you will see a large signboard indicating a “right turn” to Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Resort.
  • Follow the 29km tarred road until you will arrive at the Hotel.
  • The journey takes approximately 3 hours.

Directions from Johannesburg

  • Take the N3 to Pietermaritzburg.
  • Just after Howick take the off ramp to the left marked “Underberg/Bulwer R617.
  • Follow the signs to Bulwer on the R617 all the way to Underberg.
  • Go through the town of Underberg, you will pass the Country Club on your right.
  • ± 4km outside Underberg you will see a large signboard indicating a “right turn” to Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Resort.
  • Follow the 29km tarred road until you will arrive at the Hotel.
  • The journey takes approximately six and a half hours.
 

Contact Drakensberg Gardens

Central Reservations
Mon – Fri 8am – 5 pm / Sat 8:00am – 12:00pm
Tel: +27 (31) 337 4222

Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort, Drak Gardens Road, Underberg, 3257.
Tel: +27 33 701 1355
Tel: +27 33 701 1106
Fax: +27 33 701 0020
Cell: +27 83 871 2142
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GPS Co-Ordinates
-29° 45′ 17.03″ S | 29° 14′ 21.53″ E

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