Set in 550 hectares of beautiful KZN bushveld amongst giant Cambrian granite boulders that are millions of years old, the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort has beautiful views over the Bivane River and abundant bird life.
Legend has it that the river at Natal Spa’s warm water and bubbles were the work of a large black snake with an underground lair. While that myth may have kept the ancient San people from the healing mineral waters, it certainly didn’t have the same effect on Oom Piet Wessels or the generations of visitors who have stopped over at this oasis between Vryheid and Paulpietersberg.
Like the Voortrekker forefathers, guests soon discovered that there is more to a dip in the river than meets the eye. For starters, this is not ordinary H2O. Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort is famed for its hot mineral waters. The thermal waters rise up along fault fissures and are heated at the source to between 36 and 45 degrees Celsius.
These “triple waters” contain healing chlorides, sulphates and carbonates which is said to help treat gastric ailments, digestive disorders, biliary, constipation, fibrositis, gout, rheumatism, insomnia, skin disorders such as warts, and even the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Gooderson Leisure bought the resort in 2006. At the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, their formula is simple – take plenty of rest and relaxation and just add revitalizing mineral water.
Recently, a 22km Mountain Bike Trail and running trail as well as a BMX track have been added to Natal Spa’s exciting list of activities. MTB and BMX bikes are available for hire at the resort. The new Battlefields Paintball Arena & Obstacle Course provide an exciting challenge for all to enjoy.
The Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort is known for its cuisine – “farm-style” breakfasts at the dining room and terrace, light meals at The Bistro and delicious a la carte and buffet dinners. The Raptors Restaurant bar (open from 10 am until late) and the Boulders Bar alongside the heated pools are perfect spots for sundowners.
Accommodation at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort
Guests stay over in 60 large, comfortably furnished en-suite bedrooms – these include 8 Twin Rooms, 30 Family Rooms, 11 Double Rooms, 8 Luxury King Size Rooms and 23 Self Catering Units. Each hotel room has a private bathroom and a TV. In-room coffee and tea making facilities are provided.
Standard Rooms - This standard room provides air conditioning and a personal safe.
Superior Rooms - This larger room contains a lounge area, a personal safe and a balcony.
- Pool/Garden View
- Air Conditioning
- Free toiletries
- Satellite Channels
4 Sleeper Self Catering Unit
Our 4 Sleeper Self-Catering unit is open plan and consist of a double bed and either a sleeper couch or a bunk bed, the kitchen area has all the necessities including fridge/freezer, microwave, two-plate stove with oven and all the cutlery and crockery needed. Bed linen and bath towels are supplied. Each unit has a balcony overlooking the gardens. There is a communal braai area in front of the units.
- Tea/Coffee Maker
- Seating Area
- Satellite Channels
- Communal Braai
- Bed Linen
- Bath Towels
- Double Bed
- Sleeper Couch/Bunk Bed
- 2 Plate Stove
6 Sleeper Self Catering Unit
Our 6 Sleeper Self-Catering unit has 2 bedrooms; one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed. There is a sleeper couch in the lounge. The kitchen area has all the necessities including a fridge/freezer, microwave, two-plate stove with oven and all the crockery and cutlery needed. Bed Linen and Bath Towels are supplied. The bathroom has both a bath and a shower. Each unit has its own verandah with a picnic table and braai.
Dining at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort:
• Bistro - max seats of 30, light meals during the day.
• Ematsheni Amakhulu (The Big Rock) - main dining room, max seats of 150, buffet breakfast, conference lunches, buffet dinner.
• Raptor’s Bar - big screen tv, open from 10h00 to late.
• Boulder’s Bar - big screen tv, open from 10h00 to 18h00.
Treat yourself to an oasis of tranquillity with breathtaking views, unsurpassed natural spoils and the serenity of luxurious Spa treatments at the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Wellness Centre.
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 and weight training. The Wellness Centre also includes CelluBeauty Wellness Retreat, which offers 3 treatment rooms (booking is essential).
- Roman Royalty
- Swedish Massage
- Full Body Massage
- Hot Stone
- Full Body Massage
- Full Body Exfoliation
- Majestic Milanese Facial
- Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial
- Spa Paraffin Manicure & Pedicure
- Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting
- Cellulite Reversal
- Swiss Body Wrap
- Non Surgical Luxury Face Lift
- Kiddies Pampering
- Pamper Packages for the soul
Conferencing at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort:
To host fantastic conferences, events and wedding receptions, Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort offers three well-equipped conference rooms which can accommodate between 10 – 120 delegates. A stylish and scenic boardroom is also available for smaller meetings up to 10 delegates.
For team building activities/leisure time a variety of activities are offered on the resort.
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.
Activities available at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort:
- Supertube - Open on weekends and holidays only
- Horse riding
- Adventure Golf
- Quad bikes
- Table tennis
- Pool tables
- Volley Ball
- Guided bird walks
- BMX track (Bike hire or own bike)
- Paintball arena
- Obstacle course
Location of Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort:
Situated between Vryheid & Paulpietersburg on the Battlefields Route, approx 3.5 hours north of Durban International Airport (4 hours from Jhb North).
Approximate travelling time to Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort:
Johannesburg (North): 4 Hours
Johannesburg (South): 3.5 Hours
Durban: 3.5 Hours
Facilities & Services:
Children under 12 years
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Parking (open and off-street)
Fireplace on the Premises
Hiking / Walking Trails
Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Activities:
• Ntombe Battlefield
• Egode River Monument
• Kruger Bridge
• The Village of Luneburg
• Fort Clery in Luneburg
Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Map:
Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
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We had a fantastic stay!
Rating: Reviewed by Rowena Williams-Sauls on 19 January 2015
The kids loved the activities and everything very clean and neat. Will definitely go again.
Rating: Reviewed by Esther van Zyl over a year ago
Rating: Reviewed by Mrs Natasha Ramlal over a year ago
This has been my very best visit ever, enjoyed my stay. Keep up the good hospitality and treatment to all visitors.
Rating: Reviewed by Sizwe Hlophe over a year ago