Overview - Dream Hotels & Resorts

Dream Hotels & Resorts

Founded with the belief that people are connected through shared memories, Dream Hotels & Resorts was established with the dream of creating lasting memories by providing the right canvas: a varied portfolio of resorts and lodges including exclusive membership and ownership opportunities in South Africa’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

Dream Hotels & Resorts’ mantra across its 19 properties, ranging from the iconic Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh, the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in the Western Cape to Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa in the beautiful Cape Wine lands all the way to Finfoot Lake Reserve situated in the Greater Pilanesberg, is to provide an experience that makes the guest feel like the only guest. This “One Guest” approach centres on exceeding expectations to provide guests with the dream holiday they deserve.

Our collection of destinations is a dynamic and varied one and that is no coincidence. With over 28 years of experience within the hospitality industry, the company strives to discover the special qualities of a location by pinpointing those hidden gems that can be rejuvenated through refurbishment and especially designed for families who long to explore and rediscover South Africa. Originally founded by Weston Dickson and Diane Gordon as Leisure Options in 1988, the business later expanded to incorporate Dream Vacation Club, and has grown considerably. Coupled with membership options and a luxury portfolio of ownership opportunities, we offer a holiday solution to suit you and your family’s specific needs.

Taking a holiday is no longer a luxury but an absolute necessity. It is with this philosophy in mind that Dream Hotels & Resorts continues to grow from strength to strength, always striving to provide people from all walks of life with the joy of travel.

“Our vision is to provide a variety of quality family accommodation. Dream Hotels & Resorts is driven by the notion of servicing our valued clients through passion and integrity at one of our owned resorts. Our guests & members are to be treated in comfort whilst making lifelong memories.”

A Family Dream

Dream Hotels & Resorts is run as a family business in structure and in culture, striving to get other families to travel. “A family that plays together, stays together”, that’s the mantra which lies behind the success of the business. With property in their blood and a passion for hospitality, Dream Hotels & Resorts is currently taking the mixed use market by storm and offers exciting opportunities to continuously innovate by adopting a model aligned with international best practice.


Founding Members

Weston Dickson

Weston Dickson

Weston is passionate about travelling both overseas and in South Africa. He says that while it is always good to see and experience different countries and cultures, there is so much to offer in South Africa. It is a hard destination to beat, which is why it is referred to as “A World in One Country”. Weston’s favourite destination is Plettenberg Bay; apart from its immense beauty, it connects Weston’s other passions being wildlife, birding & the outdoors. With a multitude of international stamps in his passport, Weston is always keen to come home and the fervour that resonates through every South African about their sport’s team pulls everybody together regardless of colour or creed – a true Rainbow Nation and another reason to love our beloved country.

Diane Irene Gordon

Diane Irene Gordon

A sense of adventure, passion for meeting people and her love for spending time with her family motivated Di to travel all over the world. When pushed, she would call Hamilton Island, Australia her favourite destination – “Because of the sheer beauty of the area and the snow white beaches. Also the island is car-free, so nice and quiet”. She calls South Africa home and feel its natural beauty and diversity should be shared with as many as possible, that’s why she loves what she does. Cooking and Reading closely follows her appetite for travel.