Monks Cowl Golf Resort

An aerial view of the Monks Cowl Golf Resort (Source: The owners)
An aerial view of the Monks Cowl Golf Resort (Source: The owners)

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is an acclaimed Drakensberg resort. Located in the Central Drakensberg in the magnificent Cathkin and Champagne Valley area. So this resort is situated approximately four hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban. Please also see the map and directions for this resort.


Monks Cowl has a well maintained nine-hole golf course, swimming pool areas and various playground areas for children. In addition, it has a spa.

Other than this wide range of activities. There are a wide range of activities for guests to partake in the near vicinity. Some must-do activities include:

  • Firstly, hiking in the Drakensberg;
  • Abseiling,
  • Furthermore, horse riding;
  • Trail running and mountain biking;
  • Fishing;
  • Visiting the craft centres of the region;
  • Browsing in the many museums of the area;
  • Hot air ballooning;
  • Moreover, attending one of the concerts of the Drakensberg Boys Choir;
  • Scootours;
  • Visiting the Falcon Centre and Reptile Centre; and
  • Hot Air Ballooning and Helicopter flips. 

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.

Look out for their weekly specials, especially their famous ox-tail special! 
But after dinner the fun continues, the bar crowd arrives to trade stories of the day’s play.


Situated in the Central Drakensberg, Monks Cowl is the ideal location for couples dreaming of a Drakensberg wedding with breathtaking scenery. Set in the Central Drakensberg in the magnificent Champagne Valley. So it is a photographer’s dream with a picturesque golf course complete with dams and a river with a small waterfall and even a swing bridge.


Monks Cowl is made up of 36 superior hotel rooms. These are either mountain or dam facing with 2 double beds and air conditioning. They also have DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities. And a mini bar fridge and private patio, and 8 fully equipped self-catering units.

Also, it has self-catering units.

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