|Address:||Sub 16 of the Farm Heartsease
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is a spectacular Drakensberg resort situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban in the magnificent Champagne Valley. Welcome to the highest degree of service in central berg accommodation.
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort's 9 hole, 18 tee golf course is certainly one of the most scenic with views of the magnificent Champagne Valley - including Monks Cowl itself, which is between the towering Champagne Castle and Cathkin Mountains and took on its name because it resembles a cleric's attire from every tee. This view is unique among all Drakensberg resorts that form part of the Central Berg Accommodation.
We have 35 superior hotel rooms, either mountain or dam facing with 2 double beds, air conditioning, DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge and private patio. 1 executive suite with a king size bed with double shower, Jacuzzi bath, air conditioning, DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge and private patio. Also available are our 8 newly built self-catering units, fully equipped with a master bedroom en suite, second bedroom with twin beds and adjacent bathroom and 2 sleeper couches in the lounge, with DSTV, fireplace for those chilly winter nights and private patio with braai facilities.
Our new 18 hole adventure golf is a must for the whole family as well as new our magnificent rock swimming pool complete with waterfall and slide, kiddies play area with adventure jungle gym, swings and trampolines. The resort also has 2 tennis courts, badminton, volleyball, swing ball, fishing, mountain bike trails and much more. Guests can also enjoy a refreshing drink at the Rock Pool Bar whilst the little ones have fun around the pool.
After a round of golf, guests can enjoy a substantial a la carte and pub menu at the Friar Tuck Pub and Restaurant which is open from 07H00 to late. Also look out for our weekly specials especially our famous Wednesday ox-tail special. After dinner, the bar crowd arrives to trade stories of the day's play and for those that enjoy a hearty Sunday lunch - a buffet style feast is offered.
Awesome adventure activities in the area are yours to enjoy from Tree-Top Canopy tours to White Water Tubing, hiking, the magnificent birds of prey centre, Drakensberg Boys Choir and so much more.
If you are looking for that unique conference venue for your medium to small conferencing needs Gooderson Monks Cowl Resort can accommodate up to 60 delegates in our Maid Marion Conference Room or for those smaller groups one can meet in our business lounge for those informal strategy sessions. We can arrange a variety of team building activities at the resort or within close driving distance and not forgetting golf days at the resort for the corporate client.
Look no further than Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort for that special day for your wedding venue where you can exchange your vows alongside our spectacular dam and then celebrate in style. We have a special wedding gift waiting for you - a night's free accommodation for the bride and groom, a romantic rose petal turn down and two night's free accommodation to welcome you back on your first wedding anniversary.
|Exclusive / preferred service providers on call|
|Audio – visual equipment (request details)|
|Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes|
|Crockery and cutlery available for hire|
|Catering done in-house|
|Designated parking area|
|Sufficient parking space|
|Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)|
|Wireless internet connection|
|Good lighting that can be operated independently|
|A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading|
|A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely|
|Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight|
|Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items|
|Fishing equipment for hire|
|Can bring own fishing equipment|
|Boat available for use|
|Boat available for hire|
|Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)|
|Catch and release|
|Catch and keep|
|Limited number of fish per day allowed|
|Area for wedding ceremony|
|Undercover area for signing the register|
|Couple must provide own catering|
|In house events coordinator (compulsory)|
|In house events coordinator (not compulsory)|
|Fully stocked bar|
|Cutlery and crockery rental|
|Cleaning / serving staff|
|Ramps provided in close proximity to stairs|
|Textured surfaces, such as roughened finishes, on all ramps, stairways and main circulation paths|
|Route surface firm and even – surface should be hard with no gravel or cobble type finishes|
|Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility|
|All areas well and evenly lit|
|Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm|
|Signage displaying the international symbol of accessibility at the accessible pickup/drop-off point|
|Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm|
|Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements|
|At registration any guest with a functional limitation [or any guest requesting such facility] is highlighted in the system, so that in the event of an emergency, special procedures can be taken to locate and evacuate these guests|
|Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference|
|Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad|
|Hand rails in the bathrooms|
|Stable seating area in the bath / shower|
|A minimum of 90cm x 120cm|
|Minimum of 76cm wide|