Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort – a refreshing oasis in the KZN

Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

With all that has been going on in the world, an escape to the rejuvenating oasis that is the 3-Star Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort is a great idea.

Situated on the road between Vryheid and Paulpietersburg on the KwaZulu Natal’s Battlefields Route, the resort offers everything you might need for a memorable family or romantic weekend away.

Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort is spread over 550 hectares of the beautiful KwaZulu Natal bushveld, amongst giant Cambrian-era granite boulders. Amidst these boulders is the resort’s famed hot springs, which are rumoured to have healing properties.

Many of their previous guests also had many wonderful things to say about the service and hospitality that they received during their stay at the resort. Your hosts have also put in place various COVID-19 protocols to ensure your safety during your holiday. In the end, everything comes together for a memorable holiday!

Accommodation at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

Accommodation at the Resort comprises of a selection of Standard Rooms and Superior Rooms as well as 4 Sleeper Self-Catering and 6 Sleeper Self-Catering units.

Available as standard double (one double bed), family double (two double beds) and family interleading (one double, two single beds), the Standard Rooms are designed to offer comfort.

The Superior Rooms take things up a notch while the Self-Catering units come with either a double bed and one double sofa bed in the lounge or two rooms with a double bed, two single beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge.

Room amenities in all the units include en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi internet, air-conditioning, DStv, tea/coffee making facilities and mini-bar fridge.

For those wanting to better experience the Paulpietersburg countryside, the resort has 30 Camping And Caravan Stands – all with water and electricity and braai facilities. Camping guests can also use the resort facilities.

There are also three sets of ablution and kitchen blocks at each end of the grounds that are serviced throughout the day. A convenience shop is available, with the basics.

Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

Guest facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, a colonial-style lounge, library and a conference venue.

Let their Chefs tantalise your taste buds at their family-friendly restaurants and thereafter sample your favourite cocktails and drinks at their welcoming bars.

Activities at the resort

Expect a lot of activities to keep the young and older members of your family busy during your stay at the resort. Activities include paintball; Squash; volleyball; guided walks; Mountain Bike trails; self-drive game viewing; birdwatching; tennis and archery.

Reviews from previous Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort guests

“My family had such a great time that we extended our stay. Everything was fantastic, especially the hot springs and most importantly the members of staff who were all phenomenal. Thank you Chef George, Chef Jabu, Cynthia, Luyanda, Charles, Chef Paseka, sis Nelly (Housekeeping) & Lindobuhle. The two gentlemen at the zip lining were also fabulous. Great holiday destination indeed. Highly recommended,” wrote Octavia2021 on their TripAdvisor page.

motec09 added; “Goodersons hot springs is the most satisfying place to be. We have been there 4 different seasons and every season has its unique vibe. my favourite has to be summer. It’s the place to be if you looking for a relaxing carefree holiday.”

Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort is located at Lot 191 Remainder Koubad Farm, Paulpietersburg. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 34 995 0300 or email and visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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