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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a fantastic establishment, taking into consideration that this is a privately owned establishment it is managed in an excellent manner with the utmost friendly staff compliment. The food is to die for, an array extra-ordinary!! The rroms are big, comfortable and well proportioned. The grounds, the swimming pool and the entertainment areas are also in tip-top condition! Will highly...

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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, ClemS1961 Being situated in this World Heritage Site, nestled under some of SA's most beautiful mountains does make relaxation an easy to slip into. It's always a pleasure to hear from guests who've enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel, and we look forward...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2016

My wife and I had not been to Champagne Castle for more than 32 years. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The food was excellent, the room was first class and the view from our balcony stunning. They have undertaken an extensive upgrade and expansion program in recent years, and the facilities are all top notch.

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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, howardandcecile I'm certain that your 32 year gap between visits brought with it significant changes. What an experience that must have been as you drove in, parked and walked through the hotel. Thank you for staying at Champagne Castle Hotel, and well look forward to welcoming you back. Hopefully we...

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable 3 nights in a beautiful setting. Could not have asked for better antidote to UK winter. All aspects of our stay were excellent including the free guided walks - thanks to Wonderboy. The Wellness Centre pedicure really good. Food was really good, buffet style. We certainly hope to return. Thank you:)

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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, aandaontour2015 We are very fortunate to have Wonderboy as our guide for the mountain walks. He is one of the most experienced guides in the area, with years of experience. Thank you for 'escaping' your UK winter for a while and staying at Champagne Castle Hotel. We look forward to...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Champagne Castle peak is over 3000 metres above sea level, the second highest point in South Africa, so be prepared for cold and wet weather, even in the summer months.This multi award winning hotel offers superb food, accommodation, service and Spa treatments. Hiking is a popular activity with walks from 30 minutes to 3 hours and the scenery is breathtaking....

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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 wonderful review, Ivan G We are extremely fortunate to be located in this World Heritage Site, tucked beneath SA's 2nd highest mountain. The views are spectacular, and by the sounds of your review, you had a chance to adventure onto the mountain to take in some of the magnificent views that...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The view of the mountains are really amazing and breathtaking. The hotel is quite old but there is so much else that makes it a great hotel for your holiday. The personnel are extremely friendly and professional. You truly het a personalized experience and they assist with everything. The food is also wonderful. The quiet atmosphere os also very relaxing...

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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, LientjieSlabbert We are fortunate to be located in this most beautiful part of the Drakensberg, and inside of a World Heritage Site. It means our guests are able to walk off of our property and onto the mountain in search of spectacular views. I'm so glad that you were able...

Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is the third time we have stayed here. It is still good value for money. We booked a mountain view room but the day we arrived we where allocaited a garden view room. Still very nice but the mistake should not have been made. Every thing is very nice for the money you pay.. It could be great because...

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

Thank you for posting your review, angiep389 I do apologise for the error in your booking. It's definitely not the norm, and we are extremely sorry for the mistake. We do work hard to ensure that the 'no under 18' spaces are respected, but form time to time we don't always get it as right as guests would like us...

Reviewed 12 December 2016

A beautiful setting, elegant chalets for great value. Fantastic spot to access some great hiking trails from your back door. Chalet kitchens were not well equipped, so any extensive cooking would be challenging. Only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was based on the staff. Staff were uninterested and not warm. Really detracted from the resort.

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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, Jean B We are very fortunate to be located where we are. Within a World Heritage Site and at the foot of some of South Africa's most beautiful mountains. It does make the walks onto the mountain all that more appealing. Thank you for your feedback with regards to the...

Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had such an incredible 4 days at Champagne Castle. The location is beautiful and offers such a relaxing vibe. We are especially grateful that the staff and management went out of their way to make our anniversary weekend special.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, ShanivN Happy Anniversary once again. We're so glad you chose to celebrate it at Champagne Castle Hotel. I trust that the mountains were especially romantic during your stay :-) We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit

Reviewed 11 December 2016

We wanted a place to relax in a nice location and we certainly found it in Champagne Castle. The grounds and shared spaces are beautiful - particularly the wood fireplaces and leather couches - and there are hiking trails straight off the property. There were so many choices for each meal we couldn't try them all, and this includes the...

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, Jess T It's clear that you made the most of your stay with us at Champagne Castle Hotel. We are situated in a most beautiful part of the Drakensberg, and as you point out, are very fortunate to offer trails onto the mountain directly from the hotel. The Champagne Valley...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a very spacious room (81), overlooking the mountain, with a King-size bed and all facilities. The dining room was most attractive, with well laid out tables. We had excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet meals. Not good for the waistline!

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review, colinf32 I've had a talk with the Chef about your waistline :-) We are fortunate to be located in this area of the Drakensberg. The mountains do make for stunning views. Thank you for staying with us at Champagne Castle Hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back on...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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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: $209 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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