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Champagne Castle Hotel

Booking.comUS$146*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$146*
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North Lincs
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time we have stayed here, having just had 3 days at Ca***dral P**k, so it’s an obvious comparison to make. The vistas at both are great, even if you don’t have the energy to do much walking. Champagne Castle is clearly less child-centred, and feels more laid-back because of it. We stayed Thursday to Sunday but the large restaurant...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, ilaj99 The Drakensberg is one of South Africa's most beautiful areas. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it as much as you did. So much to do, and so much variety. Certainly you're right about the walks. Getting onto the mountain is a must. The further you walk, the...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

First visit to the Drakensberg for us as family. Wanted somewhere impressive to settle into our holiday around SA. Chose Champagne Castle for the setting, price and primarily the location. As a family we really enjoyed our stay. A particular highlight was the food! Three daily buffets with plentiful choice, good quality and friendly service. The hotel itself is nicely...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post your review, Buckvis It's always fantastic to hear from guests who take advantage of the activities at Champagne Castle Hotel. Of course we don't think any less of anyone who chooses to spend their time lying by the pool or sitting on the veranda :-) It seems your family was very active....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful place with brilliant hiking trails. The food was outstanding, with a massive variety of dishes which change with every meal. Wifi doesn't reach everywhere (to all rooms) but it's not the kind of place you want to be online all the time anyway.

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, blankenvelope So glad that you were able to walk onto the mountains. The view becomes more beautiful with each step you take. Our Internet speed is challenging this far up the Champagne Valley. As you can appreciate, this area is not a priority to Internet Providers in terms of improving...

Rustenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had stayed here some years ago, and rated it highly at the time. So when I was asked to attend a conference, I was excited to return. The view has not changed, and it is spectacular. Perfect location for a venue in the Drakensberg Mountains. However, the service, facilities, and maintenance have been allowed to deteriorate.The main problem is...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Paul B I'm sorry you had the experience that you did. Certainly it is not what we like any of our guests. We are about to begin a refurb to the rooms you stayed in, as part of our ongoing refurb. Maintenance has been to your room to deal with...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms very nice and spacious.Nice views! Food is excellent - buffet every meal. Nice library and reading room with fireplace. Five star treatment all the way! Value for money: book full-board. Self-catering also available. Spa onsite. It was raining and cold but we found lots to do in and around the resort. Close to Drakensberg Boys Choir, Falcon Show a...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review LianaJ The Falcon Crest Bird show is magnificent, as you point out. A definite must for anyone who visits the Champagne Valley. I'm so glad to hear the weather didn't get in the way of you enjoying your stay. There is a very different beauty that comes when it's overcast...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Champagne Castle again and enjoyed it. Variety is good and a wide selection are offered. Food in general was good but we would recommend that the temperature of food in general be looked at, specifically in the cold weather periods. One of our biggest recommendations would be that Management look at the log fire systems inside the building....

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Traveldeon I do apologise for the smoke in the lounges. We know the fires are a great attraction on cold and rainy days. Please know we work hard to ensure the fires are never what you experienced. It has been a very wet season, and finding well dried wood is...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you enter the foothills of the Drakensberg you enter another world, away from the hustle and bustle. The resort is a luxurious extension of that. The facilities are great, the golf course is magnificent and there are many nearby attractions like the Drakensberg Boys school choir that gives performances over weekends and day walks. The tranquility forces you to...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Anton It sounds like you had a wonderfully restful stay with us. This is a great area to spend your time at any pace, however, relaxing is definitely a favourite. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a beautiful location and really great for hikes. The food was fantastic, particularly for a buffet where I find food is normally mass produced and tasteless. It was exceptional and plenty of it. My only criticism was I felt there was a misrepresentation on the rooms. On their Website they show off the new luxury rooms...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, G1429JJdebbieh I'm glad you were able to get out onto the mountain. The views become more and more beautiful the further you walk. I've passed your feedback onto the Chef. He welcomes all feedback, in order to continually ensure he's offering our guests the best possible food experience. Of course...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed by very friendly staff. After check in we were taken to our room we did ask for a nice room and we can honestly say we had the room with the best view in the whole resort. After setteling in we went for a lovely strole arount the resort and came across a stunning petting farm after...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Sylvia C I have passed your feedback onto our Chef. I know he appreciates all feedback, and I'm certain that he enjoyed your compliment on the Yorkshire Pudding. It's clear that you had an active stay with us, and I'm glad you enjoyed the activities that you participated in. Thank...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying in a lovely chalet with beautiful views of the mountain. Chalets are spacious and comfortable and the peacocks visit every morning. There are numerous hiking trails, horse riding and other activities near the hotel. We tried out the fare in the restaurant and food is good. Only criticism is the hotel makes it difficult...

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Georges_Romarin, General Manager at Champagne Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, AndreanaOchse We are fortunate to have the incredibly beautiful views that we do in this part of the Drakensberg. I'm not sure if you're aware, but the Hotel is located within a World Heritage Site. This places some restrictions on what we can and can't do with regards to the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Champagne Castle Hotel is nestled below the second highest peak in South Africa, Champagne Castle (3377m), part of the main escarpment within the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg mountain range, the highest mountain range in South Africa. Due to its diversity of plant, bird and insect life and the richest collection of San rock paintings in Africa, it has been declared a Mixed World Heritage Site. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the 'Barrier of Spears'. Whether you walk or hike, trout fish or horse ride, play golf or tennis, swim or bowl, everything here has been configured to embrace this unparalleled setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Champagne Castle Hotel

Address: Route R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Price Range: $214 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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“Most rooms have mountain view but just ask in case”
LianaJ, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Mountain view. Check pricing if on budget.”
Traveldeon, 14 May 2017 | Read review
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“Rooms with the mountain view and on the 1st floor seemed to be better positioned.”
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“Chose a standard mountain facing room”
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