We live in such an exquisitely beautiful country that it (almost) amazes me that South Africans want to travel overseas.
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens as seen from the summit of my hike. Hard to believe this is less than a three-hour drive from Durban.
Last week I was treated to a media event at Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens resort. I’m hoping to return soon with the rest of the Veggietots clan, because it’s not often that the cliche is true: here there really IS something for everyone.
We stayed in the hotel (how’s this for a view to wake up to?). There are also self-catering chalets for those who prefer.
For the grownups: Jacuzzi overlooking lake with fountains. I spent a LOT of time in here!
The wellness centre includes a gym, a spa, an indoor pool with hydro facility and a set of jacuzzis. The resort is also a renowned golf course, so I’ll have to factor that in when I bring Veggietot Gramps.
For the kids:
The cutest (and friendliest) animal farm
Horse rides (little ones for the littlies, but I went galloping across the plains with an experienced guide). If horses ain’t your thing, there’s also cycling and a games room.
Beautiful hikes, starting at a comfortable 45 minutes and peaking at several hours for those up to more of a challenge.
Lunch overlooking the lake. There are several restaurants on site so you can pick which tickles your fancy at any given moment. Most are family-friendly.
After just a short break I felt almost like a new person. Must be the mountain air! This place is a wonderful combination of countryside and convenience, with all the amenities one needs to feel comfortable, yet a rejuvenating atmosphere of crisp, still mountain energy. I’d quote The Terminator, but that would be trite.
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