Heavenly Delights

Story and photo’s by PJ Hannabus

Goudini Spa (the name means ‘Bitter Honey’) is located just outside Worcester; but, make no mistake, this is a sweet attraction – a veritable hot-water oasis surrounded by mountains. The resort has been in existence for close on half a century, but the facilities have been regularly upgraded, so it feels contemporary and modern. We spent a mid-week break here. From the moment you arrive at the security gate, you can feel the professionalism in action. The reception office is modern, and the staff are friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.

For caravanners, a midweek stay is pleasant, and the price is fair. But, on weekends, the rates jump steeply and the sites get very full and noisy! ‘Tenters’ have to join the ATKV for a monthly fee of R66 if they want to camp. We were allowed six persons per site; but, if your party is fewer in number, you may receive day visitors for free. A bonus is that the facilities are wheelchair-friendly. The caravan park has plenty of shade, good wind-protection, and all the stands are paved. It’s laid out in a double-layer square around the ablution blocks and washing facilities, so these facilities are within easy reach for all. At each site, you’ll find a tap with a gully, braai places with grids, a dustbin, and 220 V power. (Please remember your blue plug adaptor).

In the ablution blocks, you’ll find hand-wash soap, paper towels and toilet paper. There’s also a lovely Victorian bath with a shower/tap assembly. The ablutions are serviced daily and there’s enough hot water for everyone. There’s a lovely restaurant on site, with a good menu that caters for all meals; there is also a well-stocked mini market, a small putt-putt course, two trampolines, and two all-weather tennis courts. They also have chalets, bungalows and conference facilities. There is a beauty parlour for the ladies and a 4-person Jacuzzi.

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