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Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

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Restaurant
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

3.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Cathkin Park with golf course and spa

8.2/10 Very good

39 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Map
Sub 16 Of The Farm Heartsease, Cathkin Park, KwaZulu-Natal, 3340
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Pool bar
  • Babysitting
  • Conference centre
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Pietermaritzburg (PZB) - 113 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Wits End - 6 min drive
  • Valley Bakery - 9 min drive
  • The Hungry Monk's Mug & Grub - 13 min drive

About this property

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

A great choice for a stay in Cathkin Park, Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort features an airport shuttle and a golf course. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy or hydrotherapy. Other highlights include 2 outdoor pools, a poolside bar and a children's pool. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and family-friendly amenities.

Languages

Afrikaans, English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Water slide
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Golfing
  • Mini golf
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (538 square feet of space)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Golf cart on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2013
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • 9 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Water slide

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, Monks Cowl Spa. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 152 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.

Also known as

Monks Cowl Golf Resort Cathkin Park
Monks Cowl Golf Cathkin Park
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort Cathkin Park
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Cathkin Park
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort Lodge
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort Cathkin Park
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort Lodge Cathkin Park

Frequently asked questions

Does Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
As of 6 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort on 7 December 2022 start from €76, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort and nearby?
Tee off at the on-site golf course, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes basketball and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort also has a water slide and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Wits End (2.7 mi), Valley Bakery (3.7 mi) and The Hungry Monk's Mug & Grub (6 mi).
Does Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.3/10

Cleanliness

8.1/10

Staff & service

7.3/10

Amenities

7.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

M, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Restaurant for dinner was disappointing as they only had 3 mains to choose from
Damien, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The location is great. The overall condition of the units are not great and our specific unit had significant odour issues.
TC, 7-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Lots of potential
Reception staff were amazing - friendly and responsive. Nice kids facilities, but the food needs attention.
Paul, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great weekend
My family and I enjoyed our time at this resort. The food was well served and delicious and fresh. The staff were friendly and helpful. We loved the location very central to all the local spots. My daughter enjoyed the pool and putt. We will be back.
Sam, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

comfortable
We had a few issues, that reception could solve when asked. The unit had a very nice view over a dam, that was a plus. Although we did not use any of it, the kids activities looked good.
Elize, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Family Value
The Gooderson motto is 'Good value. Good fun.' I feel they achieve on the good value part at Monks Cowl (except their drinks prices at the bar), breakfast and dinner buffets were quite good. However 'Fun' comes at a price, whereas other resorts have free activities or they cost much less. Wi-Fi didn't seem to work during our stay. It is obvious that the resort has had some renovation but a few areas are a bit shabby. The linen and pillows on the beds had seen better days. I would still recommend it as a good value stay.
Kay, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Drakensberg stay over
According to photos, the dam is full but when i went they the dam is dry? they don't keep veg and non-veg food separate
Makawana, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Overall a good family resort. Restaurant could be cleaner and the insect burden needs to be resolved. Rooms could also be cleaner.
Pravesh, 6-night family trip
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