Gowrie Farm Golf Lodge - Nottingham Road, Drakensberg

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Nottingham Road Accommodation
Nottingham Road, Drakensberg

Gowrie Farm Golf Lodge

Nottingham Road, Drakensberg - Accommodation

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Gowrie Farm Golf Lodge in Nottingham Road

Gowrie Farm Golf and Fly-Fishing Estate is set in Nottingham Road, in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and within the context of a working farm.  The estate is surrounded by a choice of well-stocked trout dams, lush bush and kikuyu pastures.  This tranquil setting is a guaranteed antidote to city stress.    

The golf course, developed by Guy Smith, has been built in the classic style, with tees close to the ground, gently undulating fairways and push-up greens.  The course has the feel of an inland links course and, while it is testing for the good players, it is also enjoyable for the average golfer.  It is a par 70, 9-hole course, which has two additional holes.  As a result, this gives the course variety and interest and the golfer has the feel of playing an 18 hole rather than a 9 hole.   

The magnificent stone Clubhouse boasts five luxury, 4 star double rooms all overlooking the lake and golf course.  These are run on a bed and breakfast basis.  Lunches are served at Halfway House; evening meals may be enjoyed at the local restaurants, of which there are several within 5 kilometers of Gowrie Farm.  

Overlooking the 6th green is the Old Tom Morris Cottage which is ideal accommodation for 2 four balls.  Old Tom Morris Cottage has four bedrooms, all en-suite, as well as an open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen area with beautiful views over the golf course and Clubhouse.  This is run as self-catering, luxury accommodation.   Being nestled within the heart of South Africa’s premier arts and crafts routes of the Midlands Meander, Gowrie Farm offers a plethora of activities for those looking for somewhere to while away the time.   Visitors who relish the idea of the relaxation and pampering that only a Health Spa can bring, there is also a choice of quality Spas available within close proximity.   

For the outdoor enthusiast, Nottingham Road offers wonderful cycling with quiet roads out in the Camberg, Loteni and Dargle valleys.  There are also a number of mountain bike routes and wonderful hiking trails in the nearby foothills of the Drakensberg.  For keen birders, over 200 birds have been identified on Gowrie Farm itself.   

Situated alongside the golf course is Gowrie Village. This authentic village comprises of 134 residential units, a variety of shops, a gymnasium, a bowling green, an inviting coffee shop and the local sports club where visitors are welcomed.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Gowrie Farm Golf Lodge,Nottingham Road, Drakensberg

Facilities
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Wheelchair Enabled
Activities Nearby
  • Ballooning
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Trout Fishing
  • Walking

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Nottingham Road, Drakensberg Current Current
Mooi River, Drakensberg 18 mins 21.4 km
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Himeville, Drakensberg 1 hour 52 mins 94.2 km
Bergville, Drakensberg 1 hour 11 mins 113 km
Geluksburg, Drakensberg 1 hour 33 mins 135 km
Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg 3 hours 16 mins 242 km

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 0' 13" E / 29° 21' 45.8" S

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Driving to Gowrie Farm Golf Lodge in Nottingham Road, Drakensberg

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405
Distance: 1.0 km / Duration: 1 hour 44 mins
1.Head southeast13 m
2.Turn right toward International Trade Ave30 m
3.Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave40 m
4.Slight left onto International Trade Ave0.7 km
5.Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65
Continue to follow M65
Partial toll road
2.9 km
6.Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
Partial toll road
28.9 km
7.Take exit 165 to merge onto N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg
Partial toll road
122 km
8.Take exit 132 toward Nottingham Road0.2 km
9.Turn right7.4 km
10.Turn left onto R103
Destination will be on the left
1.0 km

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King Shaka International Airport - Durban

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In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

Reviews for Gowrie Farm Golf Lodge

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Very pleasant experience. Lovely people

review by John McCormack

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Great place friendly host. Clean rooms. Tranquil surroundings.

review by Koot Viljoen

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We had a wonderful succesful golf day in spite of a cold rainy day. Staff and golfers all warm friendly people. Thanks to all of them.

review by Martie de Jager

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Its a very good place.food is wonderful,sarvice is also the best

review by Sabelo Mswane

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Awesome Golf course and excellent Hosts the entire Staff are very helpful and friendly. Food is also very good quality.

review by Rajen Rajpal

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Just a bit pricey on the food and snacks otherwise the golf course is world class

review by Ricky Marshall

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Accommodation is stylish and very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and its worth taking a stroll to take in the scenery. The rooms are tastefully decorated, with all of the amenities one would expect. Highly recommend place to stay in Nottingham Road area.

review by Adrian Jonson

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Very neat and the food is good. Will definitely go back.

review by Patrick Dwyer

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One of the best golf courses. The club house and lodge are so inviting and family orientated. Not old school at all. Love it!

review by Kevin Paxton

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It's a quite place with a nice view

review by gcwalie Xaba

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My favorite course to play in KZN, an absolute gem!

review by Bryce Mildenhall

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Great place for a weekend break away with plenty to do in the area also proud of there golf course even if it is only 9 holes

review by JJ Du Toit

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Pleasant and helpful staff. The estate has a tranquil atmosphere. The bed and breakfast accommodation does not offer any mini fridge in the room, and no air conditioning. But there's a fan is supplied

review by thabo matsho

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Great little golf course in good condition for winter. The 18th is a real test into the wind. Will definitely be playing here again soon.

review by Iain McCallum

"Mixed feelings"

Although our extremely comfortable room was beautifully and tastefully furnished, had good quality towels and sheets, double-glazed windows, a tea and coffee station as well as the usual complimentary toiletries, there were negatives that stopped me giving this review 5 stars. Being mid winter, with frost outside, our room was freezing and we were very surprised there was a fan but no heater. The other item missing was an information book in the room with details such as the facilities available at the lodge, places we could go for supper, meal times etc. With all the available accommodation in the area, we also felt it was on the pricey side for what we got. Staff in the dining room gave good service with a smile.

review by Bridget Bland, South Africa

"Good"

No hesitation in recommending Gowrie. Accommodation & staff all amazing. Will definitely be back if we ever in the Midlands again.

review by Greg Bradford, South Africa

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