The Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel – Review


The Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel is a luxurious hotel for all families who are in need of a fun filled holiday or mini-break.


The hotel is located in Machadodorp in the Highlands Meander approximately two and a half hours outside of Johannesburg. Kloppenheim is made up of standard hotel rooms and Lakeside type chalets, which in my opinion, are a must if you’re going to visit the hotel. The additional cost for the chalets is completely justified. Self-catering chalets are available, but not advisable, as the hotel food is absolutely amazing and if you’re taking a break, take a break form cooking too.


Kloppenheim prides itself in being a Country Hotel so there are loads of outdoor activities for all the family members. Please be aware that your little sports car may not handle the last 7 km’s of the journey to the hotel as this is a dirt road and during the rainy seasons, the road will be very bumpy.


All the rooms at Kloppenheim are magnificently decorated and well stocked for all your needs.

The beds, bedding and towels are of top quality and the rooms boast underfloor heating, heaters, bathroom heaters and DSTV (including an Mnet family channel and sports channels) in each room. WiFi is accessible in the rooms, but at an extra cost.


The Lakeside Chalets are luxurious and extremely spacious, boasting a lounging area, a patio, a gas powered fireplace and an interlocking door to the adjacent chalet, making a space away from the adults for the kids which is within immediate reach.



My hubby Matt chilling out by the pool


We were additionally massively impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms and the efficiency of the cleaning staff!


The Lakeside Chalets do offer self-catering in a few units, but we recommend taking full advantage of a divine menu and excellent service in the dinning rooms. All of the breakfast options are fantastic (including a buffet of breads, jams, cereals, yogurt and fruit) and the chef’s egg options are delicious. The lunch menu is not vast, but delicious! We recommend the burgers which are juicy and generously portioned. With the Al la cart dinner menu, you can expect a great variety of delicious options. We were not overly impressed with the desserts, but the wine selection is great and a perfect substitution for dessert!


The hotel has a small sports bar for all big games and includes an indoor play areas for the kids.


The amount of indoor and outdoor activities available for the children seem endless. From a petting zoo, fishing, hors-riding, archery, to foosball and table tennis, jungle gyms, trampolines and a miniature golf course, they have it all! Kloppenheim additionally sets up daily activities for the children during the big holiday seasons.


Kloppenheim houses a La Vita spa, which is delightful! The spa is very well equipped and the treatments, products and packages are very reasonably priced. Excellent conferencing and wedding venues are available and the wedding packages are incredible. The picturesque views would be the ideal setting for your special day.
On a final note, the staff at Kloppenheim are incredibly friendly, professional and competent. We experienced impeccable service from everyone we encountered and had a wonderful weekend away.
A special thank you must be said for the welcoming presence and the special spoils we received. We will be visiting Kloppenheim again very soon, that’s for sure!

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