Fairways Holiday Accommodation

Luxury self-catering cottages at the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa resort, Southern Drakensberg

COVID-19 health measures

We confirm that our Resorts manage and maintain a high level of health and safety at all times.
The precautionary measures we have taken is to add hand and surface sanitizer to our already available cleaning materials that has disinfectant and sanitizing agents in them.
As advised by the South African health council to the public, the best precautionary measures are to sanitize all door handles, light switches, toilet handles, speed point machines and reception keyboards which has all been put in place.
We are requesting all our arriving guests to sanitize their hands with our available sanitizer before any contact with paperwork, bank cards and cash.
We are advising guests in regard to social distancing, have implemented sanitizers and adhering to the policy of no more than 100 persons in the dining area.





There are proper Covid-19 procedures in place at all of our open areas and facilities. Our staff have all been trained on these health protocols to maintain a hygienic and sanitised environment.

All legislated practices in terms of check-in (gate access control and temperature records, as well as luggage being sprayed down), room cleaning (laundry, sanitising, fogging, removal of specific items from rooms, and frequency of cleaning), kitchens, golf and restaurants (such as limited and spaced seating, staff cleaning of tables prior to being seated etc.) are in place.

We have ample signage and directions around the resort for your ease of reference and arrivals to areas.

Regrettably, many of our experiences will remain closed during phases of lockdown, with extremely low business levels, and a minimal staff compliment returning to work.

We ask that you please be patient and bear with us, as we wait for further easing of lockdown restrictions, and the hopeful return of our wonderful staff and activities on the Resort.

The following facilities are open currently:

Covid protocols or rules apply at all, which will be displayed

Kindly note we do not accept cash or will not be able to handle cash at this time.

Limited hotel rooms currently opening, along with our self-catering units and camp sites.

Glengarry Clubhouse – open 10am to 3pm. A limited menu on display, inside restaurant closed.

Bistro will be open from 12 midday to 5pm. Full menu and Take Aways available.

For hotel guests, we will serve breakfast in our Eagle’s Roost buffet restaurant. Due to restrictions on buffet service, this will be an A la Carte menu, served from 7am to 10am.

For dinner, and on specified evenings, we will open our A la Carte Vine Knot restaurant, full menu, between the hours of 6pm and 9pm. Booking is essential.

Midweek when quiet, we will probably keep the Bistro open to 8pm, with the Bistro menu, and a limited Vine Knot menu. Please book at Hotel Reception.

The Wild Cat bar opens Monday to Saturday, 12 to 9pm.

Golf course – open from 9am to 3pm. Tee times MUST be booked the day before, with players strictly starting from the 1st or 10th tee boxes only. Bookings will be made with Reggie at the clubhouse. Please Phone between 09h00 and 17h00 at 082 425 9771. Kindly adhere to your tee times, whereby the compulsory Golf Regulations are on display at the clubhouse.

We will be doing boats and flyfishing equipment hire.

The Adventure Park will be open on Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 11am and 3pm. We will be doing Ziplining and the Treetop Rope Course only.

Superette – open from 11am to 4pm, closed Sundays. Bottle store hours Mon to Thurs only.

Petrol station – guests can purchase petrol or diesel between 9am and 10am, Mon to Sat.

La Vita Spa will be open, with fantastic specials available. Please enquire directly for times and booking. Phone 060 406 6554

The Hotel Reception and building will be open from 06h30 and unstaffed / locked at 22h00 daily.

Unfortunately further, our entertainment team is limited, Leisure Desk closed with some hire goods not being available, and other resort facilities including the wellness centre (gym) and building, all other bars, games rooms and some restaurants closed.

Feel free to bring your own bikes, putters, tennis racquets, bowls and fly rods.

For Horse rides, Khotso will be doing rides at their property. To book, call 082 412 5540

KZNW Park (Garden Castle) is now open for day trip hiking into the mountains.

We are unable to take payment in the form of cash, and will be accepting debit or credit cards for payment at every area, for now. Opening of accounts, on presentation of pre-authorised cards will be available for your stay.

Please appreciate that Security at the main gate is obliged by law to take some personal detail, temperature readings and information for everyone entering the boom gate, without exception.

We will strive to make this as painless as possible, along with further detail required at check in.

You should receive a letter with specific medical questions along with your confirmation of reservation, which we hope you fill in prior to check in, to assist in speed of check in and to limit contact at reception.


Daily Cleaning of units – there will be no daily service for the cleaning of units – for stays longer than 4 days, a pre-packed sanitized bag with linen will be left in the cupboard. Units will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each departure.


Guest supplies will be reduced however a sanitizer will be added.

All décor, extra blankets and irons will be removed from units but will be available from reception, if requested.


Refuse collection – when bin is full guests can place the bag outside of their unit – there will be a spare refuse bag given in the kitchen drawer.




6 Sleeper units (3 units available)

Weekend (normally R3000/night)

2 nights at R2200/night

3 nights at R2000/night

Midweek (normally R1995/night)

2 nights at R1400/night

3 nights at R1300/night

4 nights at R1200/night

5 nights at R1100/night (Sunday to Friday)



8 Sleeper unit

Weekend (normally R4000/night)

2 nights at R2800/night

3 nights at R2650/night

Midweek (normally R2660/night)

2 nights at R1900/night

3 nights at R1800/night

4 nights at R1600/night

5 nights at R1450/night (Sunday to Friday)



Minimum booking of 2 nights.


If you would like to receive notifications of our LATE ESCAPE special, please send a mail to info@fairways111.co.za with the words "late escape".



To be added to our mailing list for seasonal specials, please e-mail "seasonal" to info@fairways111.co.za




The Fairways

The Fairways is a Gold Crown resort, situated in the Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa resort, bordering on 860 acres of World Heritage site. It has lovely views of the Rhino Horn mountain and boasts its own 18 hole golf course.

We offer self-catering accommodation in luxury 8 sleeper and 6 sleeper thatch cottages. The units have fully equipped kitchens and are serviced daily.

Our availability calendar shows our regular rental units, but we do have access to additional units if required.


We offer 6 and 8 sleeper cottages with the following :

    Fully equipped kitchen including microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    Limited DSTV

    Individual braai facilities


    Limited free Wi-Fi

    Fireplace in the lounge + heater in the main bedroom

The cottages are serviced daily. Bath towels are provided (please bring swimming towels).


 Season                                       6 Sleeper                        8 Sleeper

 Off-peak weekend                R 3 200/night                R 4 250/night

 Off-peak midweek                R 1 995/night                R 2 650/night

 School hols/June/Jul            R 4 000/night                R 5 300/night

School hols/Mar/Sept/Oct   R 4 100/night                R 5 450/night

 Easter weekend                     R 4 395/night                R 5 850/night

 Christmas period                   R 4 795/night                R 6 380/night

 Minimum booking of 2 nights (off-peak) and 3 nights (peak).

 No Saturday arrival or departure.

 Rates are per unit per night.


    EFT (Electronic funds transfer)

    CREDIT CARD (Master/Visa)




2021 rates

Recreational Activities

Guests have access to all resort facilities.

Please call the Drakensberg Gardens Hotel for bookings: 033 701 1355

Contact us

We are based in New Zealand and with the time difference, the fastest response would be by e-mail or filling in the enquiry form below.